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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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Nick Broomfield
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Cast

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

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, drug references and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kurt és Courtney - A helyi Nirvana See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$189,652, 17 April 1998

Gross USA:

$441,808, 21 June 1998
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Production Co:

Strength Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Filmed in 1997. See more »

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References The Monkees (1966) See more »

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Crooked Axis for String Quartet
Written by Sean McElligot
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A little speculative...
17 May 2008 | by Henry FieldsSee all my reviews

Nick Broomfield tries to clarify that absurd theory that says that Kurt Cobain was murdered. No one would actually believe that Kurt was killed because it is quite clear that his addiction and his depression killed him.

Anyway, Broomfield lets everyone to make their point, all those that defend the conspiration theory. But let me tell you, some of them, just like Courtney Love's father or that grotesque guy called The Duce are not reliable sources precisely.

Maybe Nick goes too far accusing Courtney. I mean, she's not Mother Theresa, but she isn't the root of all evil either. She's nothing but an arrogant and eccentric rockstar... just like most of people there in Hollywood.

Otherwise, "Who killed Kurt...?" has valious moments for all the fans of Kurt: early recordings, interviews with some of his relatives and childhood friends...

*My rate: 6/10


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