The 95-minute documentary from director Amy Scott "attempts to highlight the rise and long reach of the now-beloved singer-songwriter, and its many asides dutifully add up to a warm, flattering representation of a tremendously successful artist," says Allison Hussey. "The documentary makes strange work of Crow’s actual music career, however, squeezing her triumphs between anecdotes where she’s forced to explain men’s bad behavior, failing to probe the more interesting emotional forces that animate Crow’s inner life. How is it that we hear about MJ jabbing Bubbles with a Bic pen—from two people, no less—but nothing about the whole first album that Crow scrapped because its production was too squeaky-clean? In its efforts to entertain audiences with tabloid gossip and bold names, Sheryl sometimes misses the bigger picture of a woman who worked hard to build her success on her own terms."
TOPICS: Sheryl Crow, Showtime, The Go-Go's, Sheryl, Documentaries