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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Broomfield ...
Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
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Herself
Mari Earle ...
Herself - Kurt Cobain's Aunt
Tracey Marander ...
Herself - Kurt Cobain's Former Girlfriend (as Tracy Marander)
Alice Wheeler ...
Herself - Kurt Cobain's Friend
Hank Harrison ...
Himself - Courtney Love's Father
Rozz Rezabek ...
Himself - Musician
Amy Squier ...
Herself - Kurt Cobain's Acquaintance
Tom Grant ...
Himself - Private Detective
Dylan Carlson ...
Himself
Al Bowman ...
Himself - Stalkerazzi
Jack Briggs ...
Himself - Stalkerazzi
El Duce ...
Himself - Musician
Chelsea ...
Herself - Friend of Nanny
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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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Kurt ├ęs Courtney - A helyi Nirvana  »

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

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$441,808 (USA) (19 June 1998)
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One of the featured artists in the film - El Duce - never saw the final product as he was killed when he was hit by a freight train whilst intoxicated before the film was released. See more »


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Smack City
Written by Blag Dahlia
Performed by The Dwarves
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Biased, yes, but solid and never boring
14 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Is it objective? No. Is it informative? Yes. Is is accurate? Only as accurate as those talked to. Is it an interesting film? Without a doubt.

This should have been called "Trying To Make 'Kurt & Courtney", because he never succeeds in making a decent look at their relationship but rather an intriguing look at his struggle to get the whole thing off the ground. He ran into a lot of trouble via Courtney Love and of course threw in his feelings toward her quite obviously in the film.

Fans of Kurt may respect it, fans of Courtney are likely to despise it. I admit I am more a fan of Kurt than I could ever be of Courtney, he just seems a hell of a lot more real to me and she has scared me, long before this film made, with all the image make-overs and lame self-promoting publicity stunts. So I had no problem watching her get ripped into in this documentary. But a warning to hardcore HOLE fans, you may get extremely frustrated!

Like it or hate it, it won't bore you!


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