Her Smell

Director: Alex Ross Perry
Year Released: 2018
Rating: 1.0

Or, the Courtney Love biopic no one asked to see. Becky (Elizabeth Moss), the lead singer/mastermind of the grrl-rock band Something She, goes simply bonkers backstage (and in the studio), infuriating her bandmates (Agyness Deyn, Gayle Rankin), her producer (Eric Stoltz), her mother (Virginia Madsen), her ex-lover (Dan Stevens) and so on down the line ... eventually, she goes through rehab or gets counseling or something. It is deeply irritating watching a clearly disturbed woman acting so horribly for one hour and eighteen minutes (I checked the time) while the camera spins around her and humors her outbursts - Perry doesn't bother shaping his scenes at all, just letting it run on - although it is a relief, at the conclusion, that she seems to have put it together (just like the lead singer of Hole ... ha). What's the message? Rock stars can be egomaniacs. Oh, and: you can be a musician and a Mom, too. How revelatory.