Whitney: Can I Be Me



Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson & Tina Turner

Director: Rudi Dolezal & Nick Broomfield

Running Time: 105 minutes

Certificate: 15 - contains strong language and drug references

Country: UK

Format: 2D

"It is an engrossing and compassionate study of a great talent brought low, and the film’s "unofficial" status is liberating."
-Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"A richly detailed portrait of showbiz tragedy at its cruellest, Broomfield deepens an archetypal tale with the aches of human loss and talent wasted"
- Kevin Harley, Total Film

"When Broomfield loves his subjects he creates magic. Another Houston documentary (endorsed by Cissy) is upcoming but this downbeat chronicle, obsessed with love, loss and betrayal, will be the one which endures"
- Charlotte O’Sullivan, Evening Standard

"The strength of the documentary lies in the skill with which Broomfield combines a cautionary showbiz tale with a probing analysis of race, class, gender and celebrity. The structure here is akin to that of a detective story"
- Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent

"A quietly devastating portrait of a magnificently loud talent, Nick Broomfield’s documentary - a devastating portrait of a fatally conflicted existence - is the saddest film of the year"
- Tara Brady, The Times

From acclaimed director Nick Broomfield comes a new film about one of the greatest singers of all time. Whitney Houston was the epitome of superstar, an "American Princess", the most awarded female artist ever.

Even though Whitney had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles, and became recognized as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn’t free to be herself and died at just 48 years old.

Made with largely never-seen before footage and exclusive live recordings, Whitney: Can I Be Me tells Whitney Houston’s incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.


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