Hit So Hard (2012)
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as Patty Schemel
as Courtney Love
as Eric Erlandson
as Kurt Cobain
as Debbi Peterson
as Larry Schemel
as Gina Schock
as Melissa Auf Der Maur
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Critic Reviews for Hit So Hard
The torturous tale of a remarkable survivor of the grunge era - the troubled but talented drummer for Courtney Love's band, Hole.
Choppy camerawork, sloppy editing, and lack of a coherent narrative structure make for a frustrating viewing experience.
Ebersole pieces things together in a workmanlike way, but the tacky supertitles and camera effects often create a bit of an amateur feel.
Patty Schemel "lived through this." Once you witness what that "this" was, feel free to follow that up with a "wow."
An absorbing, educational, sad, humorous and ultimately uplifting film that is easily accessible and entertaining even for those not familiar with the grunge rock scene, or with the considerable role that Schemel played in that milieu.
Audience Reviews for Hit So Hard
Great documentary - anyone who liked Hole or even just that 90's era of women in rock would enjoy this. Interviews with Courtney Love, Veruca Salt etc. Nice flashback and also Patty's story is interesting. Got to say, Courtney does not come off too well here (but that's not surprising!).
A well-made and entertaining look into the life of a passionate, punk drummer. It also has some interesting points about the gender gap in rock music and the music industry in general. Anyone who is a fan of the early 90s alternative music scene will find this film fascinating, especially since there are some great insights into the life of Kurt Cobain.
There's great footage here, along with great interviews. It's just not assembled properly. It ends up feeling overlong and underdone.
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