Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 7, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2012
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Consensus: Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is an entertaining, heartwarming, and balanced documentary about the influential Los Angeles band.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A must see for Fishbone fans.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

[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.

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Robert Horton
HeraldNet (Everett, WA)

To hear the soaring craziness of Fishbone's "Sunless Saturday" is to wonder how such musical inspiration could possibly miss.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

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.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

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

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Luke Y. Thompson

It's a much more interesting story than your usual Behind the Music arc.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Roe
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… More

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