MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 575 this week

Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 2,896 users   Metascore: 69/100
Reviews: 14 user | 46 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 30 Oct 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 28 Feb 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 28 Jul 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006)

Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kurt Cobain About a Son.
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Live at Reading (Video 2009)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

"Nirvana headlining at Reading in 1992 was something you had to see, and if you didn't see it then it was something you pretended you saw." --Kerrang (October 2003) "The staggering energy ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Grohl, Kurt Kobain, Nirvana
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Five weeks after releasing what was to become the seminal album of a generation, Nirvana was on a nationwide club and small theatre tour that brought them to Seattle's Paramount Theatre for... See full summary »

Director: Mark Racco
Stars: Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen
Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An intimate look into one of the most influencing bands in music. NIRVANA , as they perform in this collage of performances, interviews , and touring.

Director: Kevin Kerslake
Stars: Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Beneath the flashing lights of a smoke-filled nightclub, a rebellious punk rocker named Tyler unleashes years of pent-up frustration through the hard-hitting notes of his electric guitar. ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Travis
Stars: Sarah Scott, Stephen Cox, Steve Guilmette
Last Days (2005)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A Seattle-set rock & roll drama about a musician whose life and career is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain's.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento
Hype! (1996)
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s

Director: Doug Pray
Stars: 7 Year Bitch, Valerie M. Agnew, Carrie Akre
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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

Director: Nick Broomfield
Stars: Courtney Love, Nick Broomfield, Kurt Cobain
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

If Michael Moore were a lady who went after companies who still produce plastic, when the Pacific Garbage Patch is now the size of the continental United States. This Pacific Ocean Trash ... See full summary »

Director: Veronica Grey
Stars: Robert August, Marc Bailey, Alisa Becerra
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The week before Kurt Cobain was found dead from a single gunshot, he went missing. His whereabouts for that week has remained a mystery until now. But for the first time, the story of what ... See full summary »

Director: John Dower
Stars: Charles Cross, Harvey Ottinger, Alice Wheeler
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Director: Lance Bangs
Stars: Chad Channing, Kurt Cobain, Jason Everman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Jon Brewer
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself - Interviewee
Edit

Storyline

An intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad for his book "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana." In the film, Kurt Cobain recounts his own life - from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame - and offers often piercing insights into his life, music, and times. The conversations heard in the film have never before been made public and they reveal a highly personal portrait of an artist much discussed but not particularly well understood. Written by AJ Schnack

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Kurt Cobain in his own words. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kurt Cobain Project  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,749 (USA) (5 October 2007)

Gross:

$80,689 (USA) (11 January 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Roughly eighty minutes into the film, Nirvana biographer and co-producer Michael Azerrad appears for a few seconds looking at the camera. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: I never intended to have some kind of a mystery about us, it's just that i didn't have anything to say in the beginning and now that it's gone on long enough that there's actually a story in a way, but still i think every night that you leave i think, god my life is so fucking boring, compared to so many people i know, we don't deserve to have a book written about us.
See more »

Connections

References Elmer's Candid Camera (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Racing in the Street
Written and Performed by Bruce Springsteen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Waste of Time
3 March 2008 | by (Madison, WI) – See all my reviews

For a filmmaker who touts craft so much, he lacks it completely. He is great at self-promoting his film, but it is entirely empty. I have to agree with other commentaries on this film... it is wonderful to have the audio tapes of Cobain, but the film it a thin wrapping around this content. I wish Schnack would spend more time focusing upon his film-making than complaining about the state of documentary.

One has to ask if it were not Cobain would this film get any notice. The answer is no. I found the camera work overwrought and trying. There is little to be said of the editing. As with too many docs, it could do with some aggressive trimming and could lose 1/3 of the film without any loss to the story.


3 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
layne staley mottrn6
Untitled Kurt Cobain Project (2009)... preach-boy
Does anyone know what his stomach pains were (in a medical diagnosis) theprecious216
SOUNTRACK Songs? blueorangeusa2
What a crappy title... korfafla
This Is A Documentary dmonies1990
Discuss Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page