9/10, What a portrait! Absolutely stunning, unbelievable, I've never seen such a thorough character piece (assuming it's all or mostly true). A thoughtful tribute. NOTE: Giving Ritalin (or anything related to Methanol [Methyl] or Amphetamines) to small children is an outrage! I'm also not so sure Kurt would have approved of this film, he liked his privacy and this gives him none of it.
The material is handled in an original and artistic way, and I like that. The material itself is strong as well, which isn’t a surprise when you have a personality like Cobain on showcase. I was struck by that personality, actually. He seemed to be a very warm and funny guy. His charisma had me smiling from time to time.
Interesting in parts. The film takes every shortcut possible to show that he was what everybody knows; a self destructive genius. My problem with this is that it was more about the demons inside his head than the music he and his band members produced that carried such a powerful message to millions of people. Like he says himself, just listen to the music.
Starts out as a fairly conventional "talking heads" documentary, then morphs into a strange and exciting beast, part diary doodle, part trippy animation, part electrifying live concert footage, part intimate domestic recordings. I wish I'd seen this 12 years ago, when going through my brief Nirvana phase.
An informative and somewhat raw piece on Kurt Cobain's story. It surely contains plenty of unseen footage, though it made me doubt a lot the reasons behind the sudden sincerity of people (parents, C.Love) telling their parts. As if they would use the movie to get their hands and conscience clean after what could've been perceived as an impact that triggered the whole eventually tragic story of a great man.