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Maddman: The Steve Madden Story

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Docu on retail giant has lots of cursing, drugs.

Movie NR 2017 77 minutes
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This documentary presents a full picture of the man behind the brand. Even as many of the negatives of his life -- such as drug and alcohol addiction and prison time -- are turned into positives, the overall portrait is of a driven, hands-on, no-nonsense shoe visionary who became successful through hard work, creativity, and persistence.

Maddman: The Steve Madden Story is a documentary that's probably best enjoyed by the fashionistas of the family, or even for those who wore his shoes while reading Sassy in their '90s tween and teen years. Outside of that world, the documentary doesn't hold enough interest on the strength of its story alone.

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