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Passing Strange (2009)

TV-MA | | Musical | 20 January 2009 (USA)
Director Spike Lee's passionate adaptation of the thrilling Broadway musical about a young bohemian who experiences sex, drugs and rock and roll on his journey to selfhood.

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Credited cast:
De'Adre Aziza ... Edwina / Marianna / Sudabey
Daniel Breaker ... Youth
Eisa Davis ... Mother
Colman Domingo ... Mr. Franklin / Joop / Mr. Venus
Chad Goodridge ... Hugo / Christophe / Terry
Rebecca Naomi Jones ... Sherry / Renata / Desi
Jon Spurney ... Spurney
Stew Stew ... Narrator
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Director Spike Lee's passionate adaptation of the thrilling Broadway musical about a young bohemian who experiences sex, drugs and rock and roll on his journey to selfhood.

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USA

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English

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New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Great music, great heart, fun look at America
18 May 2015 | by ken_mayerSee all my reviews

It has been around 4-5 years since I saw this film, so that can tell you that it left a strong impression, but also that I will not be able to give my full, considered opinion. However, it is a fun and passionate musical, and capturing the stage performance in a simple, no-frills way makes it one of Spike Lee's greatest films. The music is great, the lyrics are touching. I particularly remember the stories of growing up in a church community, and the trip to Europe (Amsterdam) with the song "She Gave Me Her Key". This film deserves a wider audience. Parental concerns: there are brief discussions of homosexuality and sex (nothing explicit--it's a stage show), the use of marijuana and teenage drinking is a major subplot.


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