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PG-13| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
In the 1970s, Memphis-based band Big Star achieved critical acclaim but not mainstream success. Despite a lack of popularity, the band's music influenced such diverse artists as R.E.M., Wilco, Jeff Buckley and Elliot Smith.

Cast: Jon Auer , Alex Chilton , Rick Clark , Andy Hummel , John Lightman ,

Director: Drew DeNicola

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013)

Release Date: July 3rd, 2013|1 hr. 53 min.

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  • Fans will want to replay the extensive archival footage over and over. Newcomers are more likely to pause halfway through, search out the superlative soundtrack, and immerse themselves in the music that inspired this rare, fall-and-rise story in the first place. show more

  • Big Star was essentially Chris Bell's band, and emotionally, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is Bell's movie. Joining rock's dead-at-27 club via a 1978 car crash, he left behind a fine, then-unreleased album and two siblings who tell his story movingly. As they recount his final years, the sadness in Bell's songs comes to seem eerily prescient. show more

  • [A] thoroughly detailed (though a bit long) doc that charts the band’s thwarted expectations. show more

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Jenni Miller on Nov 27th, 2013 4:00PM

Magnolia Pictures Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" What's It About? The Memphis band Big Star has legions of diehard fans and critical acclaim aplenty, and its...

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