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Sugar

Lists: Baseball movies, Sony Pictures Classics

Brief Synopsis: "Sugar is a 2008 sports drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It follows the story of Miguel Santos, a. k. a. Sugar (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de MacorĂ­s, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States' minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life's ambition."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 2008: # 0)


Rating:
91
Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)
97

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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Bryan Lienesch85 - It's only a quasi-baseball movie. More than anything, it's a swan song on the varying definitions of the American Dream.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 6



People Involved

  • Algenis Perez Soto (Miguel Sugar Santos)
  • Rayniel Rufino (Jorge Ramirez)
  • Andre Holland (Brad Johnson)
  • Michael Gaston (Stu Sutton)
  • Jaime Tirelli (Osvaldo)
  • Ann Whitney (Helen Higgins)
  • Richard Bull (Earl Higgins)
  • Richard Bull (Anne Higgins)
  • Alina Vargas (Reyna)
  • Anna Boden (Director)