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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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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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Trivia

EL Duce died on April 19, 1997,two days after filming his interview for this documentary, EL Duce was found dead on the railroad tracks in Riverside, California, decapitated in the accident he was hit full on by a freight train doing 60 MPH,conspiracy theorists have postulated that his death was related to the statements he made in this documentary. See more »


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Tallahasse
Written by Dylan Carlson
Performed by Earth
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The Great Comedy of 1998
24 July 2000 | by chickenpotpieSee all my reviews

I think that this is a very sad movie. It should have been called "Jerry Springer Casting Session with Two Scenes of Courtney Love." Like how bored was Nick Broomfield? I think that he is obsessed with Courtney because he was acting like a stalker and following her around. I wish she would have gotten ahold of him. He totally wussed out several times when he could have talked to her and maybe gotten a real answer for his banal and cliched crapumentary. Instead he just interviewed weirdo after weirdo. He has nothing better to do than trash Courtney Love and blame her for everything. I think it was very funny to watch all the overdramatic people he found for this movie. It was like "Waiting For Guffman Part 2" except "Kurt & Courney" was not intended to be funny and suprisingly no one in the movie worked at a Dairy Queen. He acts like he is horrified of Courtney and we should all be afraid fo her. I think the movie clearly showed that she just wants to put the past in the past and move on with her life without some idiots following her around picketing about her dead husband.


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