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Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

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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.

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Brett Morgen

Writer:

Brett Morgen
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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Aaron Burckhard Aaron Burckhard ... Self (archive footage)
Chad Channing Chad Channing ... Self (archive footage)
Don Cobain Don Cobain ... Self - Kurt's Father
Jenny Cobain Jenny Cobain ... Self - Kurt's Stepmother
Kim Cobain Kim Cobain ... Self - Kurt's Sister
Kurt Cobain ... Self (archive footage)
Dale Crover ... Self (archive footage)
Jason Everman Jason Everman ... Self (credit only)
Dave Foster Dave Foster ... Self (credit only)
Dave Grohl ... Self (archive footage)
Courtney Love ... Self
Tracey Marander ... Self - Kurt's Girlfriend
Nirvana ... Themselves (archive footage)
Krist Novoselic ... Self
Wendy O'Connor Wendy O'Connor ... Self - Kurt's Mother
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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.

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Courtney Love hasn't had a say in the final cut. See more »

Connections

Features Over the Edge (1979) See more »

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Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle
Written by Kurt Cobain
Performed by Kurt Cobain
Courtesy of The End of Music, LLC
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Geeky Randy's summary
26 May 2015 | by Geeky RandySee all my reviews

This documentary about Kurt Cobain focuses on the life of Nirvana front man rather than his death or legacy. The film's start focuses on Kurt's birth and early childhood in Aberdeen, and proceeds to follows his successes and troubles all the way up to Nirvana's iconic unplugged performance. Director Morgen does an excellent job blending footage, art, music and interviews into a coherent story without any need for a narrator; its style ultimately (and intentionally) dragging the viewer into Cobain's emotional state. The soundtrack makes use of faves, outtakes and a surprising portion of ROCKABYE BABY! LULLABY RENDITIONS OF NIRVANA. Montages are used liberally to help shift tone, but it causes the film to go on way too long.

*** (out of four)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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$687,649
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