Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Marley (2012)

Director: Kevin Macdonald. 144 min. Rated PG-13. USA/UK. Documentary/Biography.

Everything you always wanted to know about Bob Marley, from his birth in Jamaica as the son of a white plantation owner, to his death from metastatic melanoma at the age of 36 - and everything in-between. The first half was turning out to be a slow year-by-year account of his growing up in Jamaica (including details about Rastafarian-ism), but then the second half delved into what reggae music is all about, and how he actively and significantly affected the political climate of his time; solely by his music. For a documentary, it's quite long, but well worth the time spent.

PS: Streaming on Netflix.

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