' Cinema Romantico: Sugar: DVD Release

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Sugar: DVD Release

The second best movie I have seen thus far in 2009, "Sugar", the tale of a Dominican baseball player making his way roughly in the States, is released today nationwide on DVD. (The best movie I have seen thus far in 2009 is not set for DVD release until November 10, two weeks after the DVD release of "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen". Phew. Thank God! Keep the quality stuff from us as long as possible, that's what I always say!) You can read my original review but if you don't exactly trust me, well, I understand. Perhaps you would trust Andrew O'Heir at Salon calling it "the best baseball movie ever" since he did. He also wrote this:

"'Sugar' never tries to psychoanalyze its protagonist, and never inserts a helpful voice-over or an English-speaking mentor or girlfriend to explain everything to us. Miguel's journey, and his ultimate destination, just have a lovely coherence. If the hero of this tender and lovingly constructed film is a dignified young man who holds himself at a distance from us, we'll respect him all the more for it in the morning."

Now go Netflix it. Even if you don't like baseball.

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