Chely Wright: Wish Me Away Reviews

September 27, 2020
The kind of film that I could write about for hours.
November 1, 2012
Wish Me Away is most revealing when it counters Nashville's manufactured intimacy with an insider's hard-won honesty.
June 14, 2012
Much like the image of Wright presented by the movie itself, "Wish Me Away" is graceful, sincere and heartfelt.
June 1, 2012
'Wish Me Away' is not just another doc on coming out; it's a unique story from a brave woman whose truth was more important than fame and glamour.
June 1, 2012
The inspiring story of Chely Wright, the first major country singer to come out as gay.
May 31, 2012
By the end you may not be a fan of her music, but it's hard not to root for her rebirth.
May 31, 2012
The unshakable support of her religious sister, the raw and heartfelt stories of her childhood: These are the moments most likely to provide the inspiration she hopes to share.
May 31, 2012
Worthy if at times heavy-handed doc about the first country-music star to publicly say, "I'm gay."
Top Critic
May 31, 2012
While it's fascinating to observe the workings of the mammoth apparatus grafted onto an intensely personal decision, the movie's heart is the moments that take place in private.
May 30, 2012
Ultimately too concerned with courting the singer's fans to deliver anything more than a theatrical release of a very special episode of VH1's Behind the Music.
May 29, 2012
What it lacks in artfulness, Wish Me Away makes up for in emotive force.
May 28, 2012
A deeply affecting documentary that chronicles the coming out of Nashville singer Chely Wright, and the anguishing criticism she faces from conservative country and western fans.
December 23, 2011
By honestly telling her story country western star Chely Wright has made a powerful, unforgettable coming out story stripped of melodrama yet unexpectedly heartbreaking.