All I Want: A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright Reviews
May 1, 2009
A fascinating documentary on singer & songwriter Rufus Wainwright, interspersed with acoustic performances from Rufus' first four albums. The story of Rufus' early "bursting out of the closet", his friendship with straight friend Teddy Thompson, and his unusual and dysfunctional family is compelling. His rise to fame, and subsequent crash (drug addition and initial commercial failure with the now considered classic second album, Poses) is equally interesting, as are the stories behind the songs. There are good contributions from best friend Jane Adams and fellow musicians Elton John , Jake Shears and Tom Chaplin, and the "unplugged" songs are breathtaking.
November 4, 2012
Great film about great albums of a great artist, must see for any fans! Well directed and produced it provides a great inside into the persona of Rufus Wainwright