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Marley (2012)

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A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cindy Breakspeare ...
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Constance Marley ...
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Danny Sims ...
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Edward Seaga ...
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Peter Marley ...
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Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, there is rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best. Written by Magnolia Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements and some violent images | See all certifications »
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20 April 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bob Marley: Stay with the Rhythm  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$262,004 (USA) (20 April 2012)

Gross:

$1,412,124 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Trivia

One of the reasons Kevin Macdonald wanted to make the film as he was curious to explore the enduring appeal of Bob Marley and why, some 30 years after his death, he remains as popular as ever. This was partly motivated by the fact that when he was making The Last King of Scotland (2006), he would often encounter posters of Marley in some of the poorer parts of Kampala in Uganda where they were filming. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.129 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Rock My Boat
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
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User Reviews

 
Highly Recommended!!!
29 April 2012 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I was a little weary of watching Marley (2012) because I felt that everything that has been said about Bob Marley has been said yet Marley is a fantastic documentary.

If there is a little gripe, then I would say that the partnership between The Wailers and Lee "Scratch" Perry is left conspicuously unexplored. It must be remembered that The Wailers first proper studio album, Soul Rebels (1970) produced by Perry, became a serious bone of contention between the band and Perry.

That said, the interviews are enlightening and often amusing. The interview with Cedella Marley, Bob's Daughter, is rather sad as she obviously retains a level of bitterness towards her Father.

Highly recommended.


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