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There's a nagging sense of indulgence that leaves us wondering just how truthful this documentary actually is as it follows Snoop Dogg on a voyage of personal discovery. Part of the problem is that he smokes so much weed that we're not even sure how much he'll remember about his decision to travel to Jamaica to reinvent himself. But at least he has this film to remind him of what happened.

Snoop, aka Calvin Broadus, decides to record a reggae album instead of his usual rap, so he takes his entourage to Kingston to explore the Rastafarian beliefs of his idol Bob Marley. He knows this will involve shifting his musical focus from his violent past to a more love-filled approach, and this is affirmed when he meets original Wailer Bunny (who renames him Snoop Lion) and Marley's son Damian. They explore key locations from the Wailers' past, smoking an almost comical amount of ganja with the locals. And along the way, Snoop reminisces about his earlier life working with Dr Dre, the late Tupac Shakur and his cousin Nate Dogg, who died in 2011 after a series of strokes.

All of this is presented in a loosely linear narrative, as their experiences in Jamaica are combined with extended flashbacks to events that have affected Snoop's life along the way. It's an intensely intimate odyssey, as Snoop talks openly about leaving his life as a gangster and pimp behind him and returning to his wife Shante and their children. Director Capper lets us watch all of this through Snoop's eyes, which creates a sharp portrait of an intelligent man on a strongly artist quest for meaning.

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Shante Broadus and Cori Broadus - Shante Broadus and Cori Broadus Los Angeles, California - TeenNick HALO Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals Wednesday 26th October 2011

Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg Saturday 19th February 2011 Adidas and Snoop Dogg co-host an All-Star Weekend party celebrating their new collection of footwear and apparel at The Standard hotel Los Angeles, California, USA

Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg
Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg
Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg

Shante Broadus Wednesday 22nd September 2010 Lupus LA hosts the 2nd Annual 'Get Lucky For Lupus' Event held at the Petersen Automotive Museum Los Angeles, California

Snoop Dogg, Shante Broadus and VH1 - Snoop Dogg, wife Shante Broadus and son Corde Calvin Broadus Los Angeles, California - 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards Monday 19th July 2010

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Snoop Dogg, Shante Broadus and Vh1
Snoop Dogg, Shante Broadus and Vh1
Snoop Dogg and Vh1
Snoop Dogg, Shante Broadus and Vh1
Snoop Dogg and Vh1

Shante Broadus - Snoop Dog's wife, Shante Broadus and Guest Hollywood, California, USA - Warner Brothers Records Presents 2010 BET Pre-Party held at The Highlands. Friday 25th June 2010

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