Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)

“I want people to remember me just being a real nice person.” – Whitney Houston

Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Feb 2022)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the life of pop-star Whitney Houston.

My Take on it – Such a fascinating documentary due to the insight that it gives about Whitney’s life along with the various troubles that she dealt with throughout.

The film has lots of interviews from various time periods with some of the people who were closest to Whitney throughout her life and career and they help the viewer learn so much more about the pressures that sometime accompany fame.

The fact that her rags to riches story has tragic elements to it isn’t so much of a surprise, but the way that the film deals with those various episodes along her journey are quite eye-opening.

They are able to enlighten the viewer so much about her rise to stardom and all that she needed to do in order to keep herself on such a high level throughout.

The movie discusses her various relationship over her life which in some ways lifted her up, but in other dragged her down even further.

Her connections to her family is dealt with intensely and they are able to show how her trajectory to fame affected them in ways she could never imagine especially given how both of her parents were already in the music business before she broke through to it at a very young age.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Culled from over 80 hours of interviews with people that knew and worked with Whitney Houston. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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