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Kurt & Courtney (1998)

A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Broomfield ...
Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
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Herself
Mari Earle ...
Herself - Kurt Cobain's Aunt
Tracey Marander ...
Herself - Kurt Cobain's Former Girlfriend (as Tracy Marander)
Alice Wheeler ...
Herself - Kurt Cobain's Friend
Hank Harrison ...
Himself - Courtney Love's Father
Rozz Rezabek ...
Himself - Musician
Amy Squier ...
Herself - Kurt Cobain's Acquaintance
Tom Grant ...
Himself - Private Detective
Dylan Carlson ...
Himself
Al Bowman ...
Himself - Stalkerazzi
Jack Briggs ...
Himself - Stalkerazzi
El Duce ...
Himself - Musician
Chelsea ...
Herself - Friend of Nanny
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After rocker Kurt Cobain's death, ruled a suicide, a film crew arrives in Seattle to make a documentary. Director Nick Broomfield talks to lots of people: Cobain's aunt who provides home movies and recordings, the estranged father of Cobain's widow Courtney Love, an L.A. private investigator who worked for Love, a nanny for Kurt and Courtney's child, friends and lovers of both, and others. Although Love won't talk to him and his inquiries lose him financial backing, he comes to believe the coroner's verdict. Portraits emerge: a shy, slight Kurt, weary of touring, embarrassed by fame, hooked on heroin; an out-going Courtney, dramatic, controlling, moving from groupie to star. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The film Courtney Love doesn't want to see.


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Rated R for strong language, drug references and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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27 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Kurt és Courtney - A helyi Nirvana  »

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Opening Weekend:

$189,652 (USA) (17 April 1998)

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$441,808 (USA) (21 June 1998)
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Litigation meant that director Nick Broomfield was unable to include any Nirvana music in the film. See more »

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References Dark Obsession (1989) See more »

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Potential Suicide
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Performed by Napalm Beach
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A little speculative...

Nick Broomfield tries to clarify that absurd theory that says that Kurt Cobain was murdered. No one would actually believe that Kurt was killed because it is quite clear that his addiction and his depression killed him.

Anyway, Broomfield lets everyone to make their point, all those that defend the conspiration theory. But let me tell you, some of them, just like Courtney Love's father or that grotesque guy called The Duce are not reliable sources precisely.

Maybe Nick goes too far accusing Courtney. I mean, she's not Mother Theresa, but she isn't the root of all evil either. She's nothing but an arrogant and eccentric rockstar... just like most of people there in Hollywood.

Otherwise, "Who killed Kurt...?" has valious moments for all the fans of Kurt: early recordings, interviews with some of his relatives and childhood friends...

*My rate: 6/10


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