This week the Oscar for Best Documentary went to Searching for Sugar Man, a film I'd never heard of. But then again, I hadn't heard of the other films on the list. I always enjoy watching good documentaries so I decided to try this one and I was so pleasantly surprised. Rodriguez was a Detroit based folk singer and songwriter who released two albums in the early 70s both of which flopped in the United States. He never knew that halfway around the world in South Africa he became a household name, more popular than Elvis and The Beatles. It's an amazing story and heartwarming as well. Rodriguez's music is actually very good. Why didn't this guy ever make it in the US? I guarantee this film will bring a smile to your face. It just shows it's never too late to be what you might have been.
Here's the official trailer for the film: