Whitney: Can I Be Me

Whitney: Can I Be Me
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7/10 NR

August 18, 2017 See More

Runtimes: 01 hr 30 min

Whitney: Can I Be Me Synopsis

Documentarian Nick Broomfield and iconic music video director Rudi Dolezal offer a never-before-seen backstage look at the height of Houston's stardom and trace with penetrating detail the forces that contributed to her shortened career and subsequent death in 2012, at age 48. Whether it be racism, religion, drugs, sexuality, self-doubt, gossip, rivalry, insufficient training, the demands of parents and the industry, a troubled marriage playing out in headlines, or the inevitable toll those stresses take from so muscular and passionate a singer, the directors leave nothing unturned. They create a picture of a remarkable woman who needed more help than she received and provide an unflinching, gripping, and wholly committed exploration of talent given and taken away, in an era obsessed with how that talent lives when the stage lights go down.


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"Nick Broomfield hits a shattering high note with Whitney: Can I Be Me, a soaring celebration of a once-in-a-generation talent and a heartbreaking study into the corrosive pressure that fame and addiction can inflict..." Read the full review here: http://screen-... Read More

Whitney: Can I Be Me Cast

Whitney Houston

Herself (Archive Footage)

Mike Tyson

Himself (Archive Footage) (uncredited)

Oprah Winfrey

Herself (Archive Footage) (uncredited)

Johnny Carson

Himself (Archive Footage) (uncredited)

Serge Gainsbourg

Himself (Archive Footage) (uncredited)

Bobby Brown

Himself (Archive Footage)

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