I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter: Miniseries (2019)


Miniseries
I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter

Critics Consensus

Director Erin Lee Carr expertly blends journalistic edge and empathy in I Love You, Now Die to create a concise, compelling, and refreshingly exploitation-free exploration of a complicated crime.

95%

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Critic Ratings: 21

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0

Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 9, 2019
2
Air date: Jul 10, 2019

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After 18-year-old Conrad Roy killed himself in his car in Fairhaven, Mass., police discovered text messages in which his girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter, seemed to encourage him to commit suicide. The case sparked sensational headlines nationwide, leading to a trial that raised difficult questions about technology, social media and mental health, while asking if one person can be held responsible for the suicide of another.

Critic Reviews for I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter Miniseries

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

Carr, in what feels like a revelatory move for a documentarian investigating a true-crime case, never comes down on one side or offers up a finite conclusion.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Carr's two-part doc dives deep with limited time, but the story of Conrad Roy and Michelle Carter is readymade for a longer exploration.

Jul 9, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

As good as it is at examining the relationship of two disturbed teens, it only lightly touches on the forces that made them the way they were.

Jul 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Layered with the complexities of modern life, I Love You, Now Die is one of the best documentaries you'll see all year.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The documentary's second half, in particular, does a marvelous job in painting the picture of the whole relationship. That picture is believable, tragic, terrifying, and blurs the concepts of the victim and the victimizer as we understand them.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The two-part documentary itself is OK, although it relies too heavily on text messages to relay the story, which can often be dramatically inert.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Being cut off from Carter's family is a huge blow to this documentary, but it's not the only hole.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The documentary is split into two parts, the first looks at the case from the angle of the prosecution, the second from the angle of the defense. It's a striking lesson in how perceptions can change.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

As in her past documentaries, [Erin Lee] Carr excels in extending a touch of humanity to characters whose stories otherwise would be defined by what can be splashed on the cover of a tabloid.

Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…

A fascinating investigation.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter: Miniseries

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