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
Author: Phil Hobden