April 2nd, 2009 by omar , No CommentsPrint This Post
I heard about this movie a few months back, and wanted to see it then. Now that it’s about to hit theaters this weekend, I finally have the chance. Sugar follows a Dominican pitcher as he’s brought to the US to pursue his dream, and the culture shock that follows thereafter. Check out the trailer below…
Played by the newcomer (and nonactor) Algenis Perez Soto, the talented Miguel Santos, nicknamed Sugar, survives the player mill of a Dominican baseball academy and is drafted by a professional team. As a result he’s sent to a minor-league team in Iowa, where the non-English-speaking Sugar is given a crash course in Middle American: the members of his host family are older, conservative baseball nuts; the granddaughter is born-again and tries to orchestrate Sugar’s religious conversion. The combination of a new world and a new level of competition disorients the once-grounded player.
For more info on the film, Check out the NYT write-up here: A Ballplayer, Seeks a Hit, a Hit Film.
Also, view a few clips from the film @ IMDB: Trailers and Videos for Sugar.