Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)



Critic Consensus: Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is an entertaining, heartwarming, and balanced documentary about the influential Los Angeles band.

Movie Info

From the shifting faultlines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and racial tensions of Reagan's America, Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation. Telling it like it is, the iconic Laurence Fishburne narrates Everyday Sunshine, a story about music, history, fear, courage and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By: ,
Written By: Lev Anderson, Chris Metzler
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On DVD: Mar 6, 2012
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Critic Reviews for Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (15)

It's a hearty, thoughtful, smartly assembled, vaguely complete documentary about a rock band that, even by the standards of out-there musical acts, seemed out there both in the mid-1980s and even now.

Full Review… | January 10, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It's a movie about what it's like to almost make it in the music business, but not really, not quite. It's about coming close and watching it slip away.

Full Review… | January 5, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

What makes this better than the usual Behind the Music-style doc is the frankness of its subjects and the fun way the filmmakers intersperse Fat Albert-style animation to tell their story.

Full Review… | December 16, 2011
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Even as a hagiography, though, it's pretty interesting.

Full Review… | December 16, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

[It] isn't the happiest movie about a band you'll ever see, but it is one of the more entertaining, and thanks to directors Lev Anderson and Christ Metzler, one of the most original.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

It seems telling just how many other musicians were willing to participate in the documentary to attest to the outfit's influence.

Full Review… | October 21, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone


I had the opportunity to see this film at the Maryland Film Festival this year and I can say it is one of the most awe-inspiring films of the festival and of the year. Truly a film that garners special attention for the importance in history that the band Fishbone had, a remarkable work.

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