Hollywood ElsewhereJeffery Wells reviews WHO IS HARRY NILSSON (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) after seeing the film at its debut screening at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. "The problem with [John] Scheinfeld's doc is that the last 40% is about the suicide years, and the fact that they weren't bittersweet or tragic in the least. And the fact that Scheinfeld, to his credit, doesn't try to portray them in any other light. It's not how he made the film that doesn't feel quite right -- it's the woozy, boozy story he honestly tells," Wells writes, "I don't know when the movie will hit theatres or DVD or cable TV, but sooner rather than later, I'd expect. It'll sell to the geezer-rock crowd and anyone who respects Nilsson's music, which would be anyone who respects music, period."
February 5, 2006