P!NK: ALL I KNOW SO FAR – A Review by Cynthia Flores
I saw the tour this documentary is about from the cheap seats at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Even from that vantage point, Pink gave all of us a brilliant show. Well, thanks to Amazon Studios, we all get a front-row seat to the show from her Beautiful Trauma world tour. Included with the price of admission is a behind-the-scenes look at Pink as she balances family with life on the road. All of it leading up to her first Wembley Stadium performance.
I was pleasantly surprised that director Michael Gracey, who gave us 2018s The Greatest Showman, chose to not only tell the story of how hard Pink worked to get to Wembley Stadium but also how devoted she is to her family at the same time. I know most documentaries about musical icons are drenched in sex, drugs, and rock and roll. And considering what a tough and brash image Pink has had all these years, it is mind-blowing to see how truly centered and loving she is. Not only with her family but also with the team of singers, dancers, and musicians that she calls her village.
The film mixes footage from the road with interviews and personal material to give a deeper look into what makes Pink so unique. Pink says most male performers can have kids and a family, but they walk out the door and go on the road to work. As a mom and performer, she really can’t do that. Instead of leaving her career after having kids like most women in the industry, she chooses to take her whole family on the road with her. She is not preaching that her way is the best. Instead, she is sharing what works for her and why she does it.
Even though it’s the first family-friendly rock documentary I can remember, don’t worry, it’s not all about the kids. The film shows how hard Pink and her team work on the road and in rehearsals to give the audience their money’s worth. Also, there’s plenty of up-close, exuberant, and gravity-defining performance footage for all of us Pink fans to geek out about.
I give P!nk: All I Know So Far a 4-star rating. So put on your best Pink swag, turn up the volume, and sit back to enjoy the show.
Directed by: Michael Gracey
Written by: Jory Anast, Michael Gracey, Cindy Mollo, Pink
Selig Rating: 4 Stars
Running Time: 1hr 39min
Documentary / Music
Release: May 21st Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video
Starring: Pink, Carey Hart, Willow Sage Hart, Jameson Moon Hart
The Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars – Excellent movie, well worth the price.
4 Stars – Good movie
3 Stars – OK movie
2 Stars – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.
1 Star – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn’t paid for it.