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By 2008, more than 25 percent of major league baseball players were born in Latin America. At 19, Miguel "Sugar" Santos, a serious kid from the Dominican Republic, signs with Kansas City. He flies to Phoenix for tryouts and is sent to the Class A team "The Swing" in the fictional town of Bridgetown, Iowa, where he lives with a farm family. Thus begins his odyssey: leaving his mom and girlfriend; living in an alien culture; learning English; overcoming jitters; working hard; achieving early success; navigating friendships, occasional racism, and a woman's mixed signals; dealing with an injury; trying performance-enhancing drugs; and, searching for his place in the world. Will he make it to the Majors; will he play in New York? Written by
Sugar is NOT a baseball movie, it is a MASTERPIECE about one man's journey
Sugar is NOT a baseball movie, it is a MASTERPIECE about one man's journey I think this film will suffer from the perception that it is about baseball the same way Million Dollar Baby STILL takes a hit by being confused that the film is about boxing and THAT IS A SHAME!!!! Sugar is BRILLIANT on many different levels. The vignettes of humanity if seen by enough people will give this film the good word of mouth it deserves. It was my favorite film at Sundance. The story was about the struggle for success and the fight to make something of yourself in a land that you don't understand and doesn't understand you back. It's about humanity, alienation, exploitation and ultimately perseverance. It is a special story that is one of the best written films I have ever watched. Keep in mind, this film was written in English and then re-written in Spanish by Ryan Fleck and then Anna Boden. These 2 are going to be around for a long time and I hope their efforts come come close to what they made here. a masterpiece. I stood up and applauded at the end of the screening. All I ask is that people don't say "Oh this is about sports, I don't want to watch a sports movie" Give this film a chance and you will be touched by Sugar's magical journey.
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