Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Whitney Can I Be Me – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Whitney Can I Be Me asks you to believe that a person has limited control over their own choices, that others, that fame, that family, that a lack of support is at the heart of their own destruction.  If you can buy this central conceit or you are a big fan of Whitney you may get something out of this very surface documentary.   Thing is I’m neither.  Rather than sympathy I feel anger.  Anger that a person can throw away the talent and life they are given. And that’s a problem.  The film also lacks interviews with some key people (such as Bobby Brown, who the film puts her fall firmly at the feet of) which leaves the overall feeling of this being incomplete.  IT’s an okay watch but AMY is a far better take on a similar theme.

Best Bit: Early footage

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Amy, Kurt & Courtney, Senna

IMDB Rating: 5 out of 10 stars


Author: Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...