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3.5
52 Ratings

Candy Mountain

Canada, France, 1987
Drama

Synopsis

A struggling musician sets out to find the legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, with whom he hopes to strike a deal to make himself rich and famous

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Candy Mountain Directed by Robert Frank, Rudy Wurlitzer

Critics reviews

This is a quietly sad movie about a cipher of a man who gets swallowed up by the open road, the type of person who might have been sung about in a Depression-era folk ballad. But, as this was co-directed by the photographer of The Americans, the open road here has an undeniable beauty about it.
February 03, 2017
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It will always be a long climb towards an anticlimax, but as long as gatekeepers ignore its lessons, it will always be relevant. Those of us on the margin need to know there’s continuity to our suffering, purpose to our longing. We’ve always been lost but there’s beauty in never getting where you’re going.
August 31, 2016
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A likable road movie (which is itself mainly a 60s genre) directed by Rudy Wurlitzer and Robert Frank, two talented figures who are largely associated with that period — especially if we define the 60s as the counterculture era stretching from the late 50s through the early 70s rather than as a literal decade — it harks back to a culture that is more oral than visual, and therefore closer to the previous works of Wurlitzer, a writer, than those of Frank, a photographer and filmmaker.
August 12, 1988
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