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Passing Strange (2009)

TV-MA | | Musical | 17 March 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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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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As good a musical as you will ever see
29 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I cannot fathom why this brilliant filmed live musical performance does not have more stars on IMDb. Rotten Tomatoes has at 100% on the Tomato Meter, which is just right. It is stunning in every way: The music is rocking, soulful, hook-laden and beautifully crafted; Stew's coming-of-age story is moving, funny, sexy, heartbreaking, and uplifting; and the performances are incredible all around. I bought the DVD recently so I could watch it over again. This is one of my favorite musicals EVER. It is unforgettable: the songs and characters will stay with you, and the whole closing performance is brilliantly captured on film by Spike Lee. DO NOT MISS!


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