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Ron Sexsmith is one of Canada's most celebrated singer/songwriters, and his smart, thoughtful and tuneful compositions have earned him the praise of contemporaries such as Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Feist, Steve Earle and many more. However, while Sexsmith has a loyal following in Canada, he's never enjoyed much commercial success in the rest of the world, and as the boyish musician approaches middle age, his chances of scoring a breakthrough hit in a music industry obsessed with youth grow smaller with each passing day. For his twelfth album, Long Player Late Bloomer, Sexsmith hoped… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In many ways, the doc itself is drenched in melancholy, but completely captivating."
‑ John Doyle, Globe and Mail
"Arrowsmith crafts a psychologically dense portrait of an artist whose single-minded pursuit of commercial success threatens to overwhelm his art."
‑ Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
"The film is not, in fact, an examination of Sexsmith's psyche, his childhood or his "melancholy." It is instead an appreciation and observation of his process."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs,
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