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Hit So Hard (2011)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Music  |  16 November 2012 (UK)
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A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction.

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Herself
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Herself
Eric Erlandson ...
Himself
Melissa Auf der Maur ...
Herself
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Himself (archive footage)
Kristen Pfaff ...
Herself (archive footage)
Larry Schemel ...
Himself
Gina Schock ...
Herself
Debbi Peterson ...
Herself
Kate Schellenbach ...
Herself
Nina Gordon ...
Herself
Roddy Bottum ...
Himself
Joe Mama-Nitzberg ...
Himself
Phranc ...
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HIT SO HARD follows the journey of Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band 'Hole.' As a young girl who always knew she was 'different' from the other kids in her farm town home outside of Seattle, Patty never dreamed she would one day have her picture on the cover of 'Rolling Stone.' But she also never fathomed that she could lose it all. A true survivor of what we now know was the disaffected 'slacker' generation, Patty found herself, like her friend Kurt Cobain, embraced by the dark side. Written by Anonymous

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The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel


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$3,174 (USA) (27 April 2012)

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$30,402 (USA) (8 June 2012)
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Permissions to use all the music by Hole in the film were granted free of charge by Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson as a gift to Patty Schemel, as the budget didn't allow for the expense of music rights. See more »

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Alice de Buhr: It's a nasty, greasy, icky business.
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Beautiful Son
Written by Eric Erlandson, Courtney Love, Patty Schemel
Performed by Hole
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28 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A star-f**king movie about Courtney and Kurt disguised as a movie about Hole's lesbian drummer. I don't think the people who made this movie are actually very interested in Patty. I suspect they were very interested in Patty's old video. There's a good movie about Patty's life and a good movie about women drummers out there but this isn't it.

Second hope--that it would have lots of good music. I love Hole, but there are only snippets of Hole songs where the lyrics can belabor whatever point the movie's making.

If you're interested in video of Courtney and Kurt, go for it. Otherwise, it's icky watching a messed-up drummer with an interesting past get used.


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