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Sugar (2008)

Rating:R (for language, some sexuality and brief drug use)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:April 3, 2009
Running time:114 minutes
Cast:Richard Bull, Michael Gaston, Ellary Porterfield, Karl Bury, Jaime Tirelli
Director:Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Producer:Paul S. Mezey, Jeremy Kipp Walker, Jamie Patricof
Writer:Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Distributor:Sony Classics

Description: "Sugar" follows the story of Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Sugar, 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. Blending the genres of sports drama, immigrant journey, and coming-of-age story, "Sugar" is a unique film about self-discovery.

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