REVIEW OF PATTY SCHEMEL/HOLE DOCUMENTARY ‘HIT SO HARD’ WITH NEW FOOTAGE OF KURT COBAIN

This is from Jason of MediaDecay.com‘s review of Hit So Hard:

One section shows and discusses Patty’s life with Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. She lived with them for a while right after Francis Bean Cobain was born and this footage is extraordinary. Nirvana fans (of which I’m one) will find this breathtaking. You have this wonderful footage of Kurt being a father and being in glee. You see them all being a family. And there’s a never before released Courtney/Kurt collaboration song performed. That’s worth the price of admission alone. And if that wasn’t enough there’s an original Kurt Cobain film within the film featuring him voicing Francis Bean talking back to him. It might be easy to write this off as just amazing footage that you’d have to include in a film if you had it, but it actually really ties into the story as you learn that Patty was a very close friend of Kurt’s, and as Nirvana fans probably know was almost a member of Nirvana. It also shows how as Patty is fighting her addictions Kurt loses his battle.

From there more extraordinary footage discusses Patty’s closeness with Kristen Pfaff, Hole’s bassist on “Live Through This”. There’s a very nice extended piece on their relationship and where the various band members were at at the time and how close she was to kicking heroin before she ultimately overdosed. This is the second hard loss for Eric, Courtney, and especially Patty in 2 months. And then they start a world tour. Right when Patty is 27. I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the 27 club, and that’s discussed.You really get a feeling for the emotional craziness that was going on and how hard staying sober had to be. This also is a theme throughout the film of Patty’s attachments and losing them. It also really brings me to another thing I loved about this movie.

  • kourtney

    …Frances Bean Cobain…

  • muthafuthinASH

    I need to see this.

  • Luke

    OF COURSE CAN’T MAKE MONEY WITHOUT KURT IN THE MOVIE… COURTNEY LOVE IS PATHETIC

  • Starbelly

    You are pathetic, kill yourself.

  • Starbelly

    I can’t wait to see this documentary

  • Bent

    This actually may be really good. I’d like to see this. It’s nice to imagine that Kurt had some happiness in his life over believing he was always depressed and miserable. It’d be nice to see his excitement for being a father. And no telling anyone to kill themselves… honestly…

  • notimportant

    Starbelly said:
    You are pathetic, kill yourself.

    This comment right here is super offensive and brings down the class of this site. If you dont ban him- at least remove it.

    Suicide aint cool.

  • Luke

    lmao who cares? starbelly is a hole fan nothing she says is worth a grain of salt. someones mad that courtney cant make a buck without adding footage of kurt or finding an old nirvana demo in the attic

  • Michael

    This is Patty Schemel’s film, Courtney has nothing to do with it.

  • Starbelly

    Cry me a river