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Kurt & Courtney (1998)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Broomfield ...
Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
...
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 és Courtney - A helyi Nirvana  »

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

Gross:

$441,808 (USA) (19 June 1998)
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Litigation meant that director Nick Broomfield was unable to include any Nirvana music in the film. See more »

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References Husbands and Wives (1992) See more »

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Written and Performed by Theatre of Sheep
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You'll be on the edge of your seat....
18 September 1999 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

....waiting to see if Ms Courtney punches out director/interviewer Nick Broomfield. Whether or not there is any truth to the vague rumours that the Queen of Grunge killed the King, Kurt and Courtney is a riveting exercise in docu-propaganda. Broomfield doesn't do a good job of hiding his disdain for Courtney, but neither does anyone else on screen. Father Hank Harrison hates her, ex boyfriends hate her, Kurt's friends think she was the master manipulator...and El Duce (killed one short month after the interview in this film by a passing freight train!!) says she offered him money to kill Kurt. Why? Who knows. The only well adjusted person in this film is Kurt's aunt, and she thinks it was suicide.

Whatever your personal feelings, this is a fascinating film.


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