I Am Heath Ledger (2017): Brief Review

I Am Heath Ledger directed by Derik Murray and Adrian Buitenhuis (2017), is a film about the late actor Heath Ledger who died fairly young at the age of 28 of an accidental overdose. It does a light scratching of who he was, the projects he had done and wanted to do, and what lead to his death. The death portion, to me, isn’t the most important part of someone’s life. However, the fact that there are stories and some kind of mystery around it, makes it intriguing. Which is why everyone has questions about it. What I really wanted to see was an more in depth look into who he was, how he thought, and why he did what he did but it only took a surface look at that which was a mistake. If you’re going to do any film about a person, you really need to get in deep in to every aspect of who they were. It go in deep with the projects he took, why he took them, and where he wanted to go. I enjoyed that part of the film very much. Overall, this was a big eulogy that his family and friends were sharing with the world and that’s fine but it’s not a fine look into the person that he was. I probably won’t watch it again but it’s not a bad film and worth a watch if you come across it.

Watched on 123Movies.

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