Kurt & Courtney (1998)
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British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Fetishes, Heidi Fleiss, Hollywood Madam) made this portrait of the late rock-star Kurt Cobain and his widow, musician and actress Courtney Love. Beginning with the 27-year-old Cobain's April 1994 suicide, Broomfield traces Cobain's Aberdeen, Washington, childhood and rise to fame, and the 1992 marriage of Cobain and Love, outlining the drug habits the two shared and exploring various "conspiracy" theories surrounding Cobain's death. Legal
Feb 27, 1998 Wide
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This patchwork portrait is hard to look away from, partly because it exposes how one man rationalizes the dirty job of being a documentary filmmaker.
In the end, too, we've learned very little about Cobain's demons --- his alleged chronic stomach pains from stress, etc. --- or why he, and Nirvana, became so important to so many people
Unreliable and categorically unfriendly to Love though it is, Kurt & Courtney is thoroughly watchable in a bad car accident, trash TV kind of way.
When Kurt and Courtney veers into speculation and gives voice to bizarre and unreliable witnesses, it reeks of tabloid excess.
In all of Broomfield's films, you meet people you can hardly believe exist.
UK shockumentarian Nick Broomfield's investigation into the death of rock idol Kurt Cobain exudes a near-irresistible freak-show fascination.
I didn't learn too much about Cobain, but got a fascinating insight into the mind of Love.
Unsatisfying investigation of a sad story
A sloppy, irresponsible, self-promoting p.o.s. that documents little more than people with an axe to grind. Broomfield would be better off writing for the Enquirer.
Unintentionally hilarious, due to Broomfield's complete inability to get access to the people he needs to speak with.
Poorly constructed but with an undercurrent of truth that makes it intriguing
A sloppy but fascinating documentary. Broomfield finds some intriguing characters but doesn't know what "ACLU" stands for.
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