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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.

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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 funking on the one. At the heart of the film's story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling out of pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

All Critics (45) | 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.

January 10, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

January 5, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

December 16, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

December 16, 2011 | Full Review…

[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.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

October 21, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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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