Broomfield has never been known for being an objective documentary filmmaker, and Kurt and Courtney was no exception. The film starts with an investigation into Cobain's death before turning to an investigation of Love, herself. Love blocked the use of her late husband's music in the film and even refused to speak on camera which only makes it worse, since Broomfield is free to draw his own conclusions. But then again, Broomfield spends most of the film raking her over the coals, so I'm not surprised the combative celebrity wasn't jumping in front of the camera.
But you don't need to be a fan of either Cobain or Love to watch Broomfield's flick, because regardless of whether or not you believe the gossip, the film is a fascinating glimpse into a specific time and place in rock and roll history. Cobain's suicide in that lonely Seattle mansion was the beginning of the end of 'Grunge', and it was as close as the flannel set was ever going to get to having something in common with their hippie parents: being a witness to the demise of a musical revolution.
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