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Whitney review

A good movie

I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of Whitney Houston but since this documentary was directed by Kevin Macdonald, I thought might as well check it out. To be honest, it wasn’t  the strongest documentary delivered by Macdonald that I have seen so far but it was still a decent watch though. Indeed, for example, I didn’t know that Houston was coming from such a musical family. Unfortunately, the majority of the movie was focusing on some talking heads telling their relationship with Whitney Houston and what they thought about her. Sure, you can argue that it was quite impressive that almost everyone from her entourage accepted to be interviewed for this movie (with the notable exception of Robyn Crawford). However, the issue with this approach was that everything they said turned out to be a mix of factual information, gossips, rumours and some more or less far-fetched theories. One of the most interesting comments provided was that Whitney Houston probably never really knew who she was and that’s for sure that her entourage who sticked around mostly to profit from her wealth and her fame obviously didn’t really know her either and, yet, they all had something to say but the value of their comment was dubious at best. Eventually, this movie was quite the cautionary tale displaying that, even if you are gorgeous, even if you are seriously talented and even if you are mega successful, there is still no guarantee that you will be happy after all. Anyway, to conclude, even if it was nothing ground-breaking, it was still an interesting documentary about one of the most successful pop-stars that ever lived and it is worth a look, at least, if you are interested in the subject matter. 

Added by johanlefourbe
2 months ago on 9 November 2021 11:17