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A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love.

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After rocker Kurt Cobain's death, ruled a suicide, a film crew arrives in Seattle to make a documentary. Director Nick Broomfield talks to lots of people: Cobain's aunt who provides home movies and recordings, the estranged father of Cobain's widow Courtney Love, an L.A. private investigator who worked for Love, a nanny for Kurt and Courtney's child, friends and lovers of both, and others. Although Love won't talk to him and his inquiries lose him financial backing, he comes to believe the coroner's verdict. Portraits emerge: a shy, slight Kurt, weary of touring, embarrassed by fame, hooked on heroin; an out-going Courtney, dramatic, controlling, moving from groupie to star. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The film Courtney Love doesn't want to see.


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Rated R for strong language, drug references and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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27 February 1998 (USA)  »

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$189,652 (USA) (17 April 1998)

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$441,808 (USA) (19 June 1998)
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Who funded this thing?
17 April 2000 | by (Madison, WI) – See all my reviews

Thus is basically, a guy and his camcorder tooling around Seattle and Aberdeen interviewing people who were either irrelevant or had a personal bias against Courtney Love. Apparently he took Ms. Love's resistance to his project very personally, because instead of finding other sources, such as interviewing former Nirvana bandmates Chris Novoselic and David Grohl, or even Chad Channing and Jason Everman who were with the group in its formative years. Most people he talked to barely new Kurt. Instead he focused on portraying Courtney Love as the villain, tossing out wild accusations about her with almost virtually no evidence (or effort), and the testimony of the clearly biased or the unreliable.

I can't believe this "documentary" was funded, distributed, or worst of all watched by me. This movie was billed as the film Courtney Love doesn't want you to see, maybe she's a film critic.


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