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Sugar Town
Review by Ross Anthony

A solid "B" film. "Sugar Town" strums a strong steady beat that might get you swaying, but lacks enough bass action to prompt a boogie.

Following four "aging" rockers as they try for a second round of success in a fickle and slippery Los Angeles market; "Sugar Town" is the teen soap opera genre re-written for forty-somethings.

Jade Gordon, playing a selfish mediocre singer, is annoying (but perhaps that's her job). Ally Sheedy, as the nervously insecure Hollywood type, performs marvelously. The writers deserve the largest praise for sound dialogue.

Sugar Town. Copyright © 1999. 93 minutes. Rated R.
Starring Ally Sheedy, John Taylor, Michael Des Barres, Martin Kemp, Larry Klein, John Doe, Jade Gordon.
Written and Directed by Allison Anders and Kurt Voss.
Produced by Daniel Hassid.
Released through October Films.


Copyright © 1999 Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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