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May 08, 2022 at 03:04 PM


Amy Scott

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Laura Dern as Self
Keith Richards as Self
Brandi Carlile as Self
Joe Walsh as Self
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Reviewed by burlesonjesse5 6 / 10

VIEWS ON FILM review of Sheryl

2022's Sheryl had its first screening in March of this year. It's a documentary about Sheryl Crow, a musician out of a small Missouri town who managed to sell over 50 million albums worldwide. If your a Sheryl Crow fan (I dug her 90s stuff), then this is a harmless docu clocking in at 94 minutes. "If It Makes You Happy" well you might as well see it. Natch.

Sheryl portrays Sheryl Crow as self-made, persevered, and female empowered. I also like that she was a huge music fan at a very early age (like myself). Heck, it's not everyday that a background singer for Michael Jackson goes on to make such a huge dent in the world of folk and country rock. Man during that Bad tour Crow had some really spritz-y hair.

Sheryl is a standard documentary but to its credit, it's pretty speedy and unhesitating in its approach. There's the usual archive footage, interviews from colleagues, friends, and family (I never knew Crow was buds with Laura Dern), and the voice of Sheryl Crow herself. My only question is why wasn't Kid Rock and Eric Clapton mentioned? I mean she was close acquaintances with those guys too.

Distributed by Showtime Networks and chronicling Crow's bouts with depression and/or breast cancer, Sheryl has good intentions but at the same time, is a little self-indulgent. Yes Sheryl Crow can sing and play but she hasn't had a bonafide hit in over twenty years (her last LP sold a little over 49,000 copies). Could Sheryl be a ploy to jump-start Sheryl Crow's already recluse career that seems anachronistic with today's musical world? Possibly. Is Sheryl perhaps a postmark to the end of one's metier that has seen at least 7 Top twenty Hits and five platinum albums? Maybe. Sheryl isn't a bad documentary but you have to wonder, was "the first cut the deepest?" Sigh.

Reviewed by ThatMonkey 7 / 10

If it make you happy...

This is a story I honestly have wanted to hear for years. From the first time I heard Leaving Las Vegas more than 25 years ago, I knew I was going to enjoy her catalog. I've read up, watched interviews, but this give a great picture of how her career came to be. Ironically, they didn't talk much about Michael Jackson, but they talked enough. No mention of her many backing vocals for the likes of Don Henley.

I think what I found most fascinating was the Lance Armstrong relationship. Again, it didn't take much conversation, she was just straight forward and to the point. No mention of Kid Rock, but again, it was her story to tell.

I like Sheryl, but have long left the bandwagon, once she went more country and honkytonk, it just wasn't for me. Her first two albums are classics in my catalog and most like the reason she still draws a crowd today. I think she is far more complicated than she wants anyone to know, but I respect her privacy.

Reviewed by paul-allaer 5 / 10

Straight-forward Sheryl-approved documentary

As "Sheryl" (2022 release; 95 min) opens, we are at the Gorge Amphitheater, and Sheryl addresses the camera about her life. We then go to "Bennett, Missouri" where Sheryl grew up and simply loved music. After doing the vocals for a McDonald's commercial, Sheryl decides to move to Los Angeles... At this [point we are less than 10 min into the documentary.

Couple of comments: this is directed by Amy Scott (2018's "Hal"). More importantly, this documentary is utterly and completely approved and controlled by Sheryl Crow herself. She does most of the talking and it's all very straight-forward. Yes, th ere is the unwanted sexual harassment by Michael Jackson's manager and the "controversy" around the "Leaving Las Vegas" song title ("borrowed from John O'Brien's book of the same name). And of course there is the background behind some of her greatest and most beloved songs. I> am a big Sheryl Crown fan, who is pretty much the same age as me, and had all of her first decade's albums. So I really wanted to like this documentary. But I found it too bland, too straight-forward. Do I know Sheryl Crow any better now that I've seen this documentary? Not really. Is this documentary outright 'bad'? No, but it does feel like a missed opportunity. I think the definitive Sheryl Crow will be made some other time.

"Sheryl" premiered this weekend on Showtime, and being the big Crow fan that I am, I didn't hesitate to check it out. I can't help but feel a little let down by the film. But of course don't take my word for it, so I encourage you to check it out and draw your own conclusion.

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BragiTaliesin May 08, 2022 at 04:05 am

Sheryl Crow is a pathological liar who famously told David Letterman that the song "Leaving Las Vegas" was "very metaphorical for Los Angeles," as she had never lived in Las Vegas. This was, of course, before the book of the same name had been made into the excellent movie starring Nic Cage and Elisabeth Shue (found elsewhere on this site - Thanks Otto!). Sheryl had no idea about the book, and no idea that it inspired the song, because she never wrote the song! The primary lyricist on that tune was David Baerwald (one of the REAL musicians that I mentioned in my previous comment), and he was a good friend of the book's author, John O'Brien. Sheryl's career is full of similar self-serving falsehoods, and one can safely assume that this authorized "documentary" is of much the same stripe. Regardless of its veracity (or lack thereof), thanks for the upload anyway, Freeman.

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5150man May 08, 2022 at 02:16 am

She's richer than you'll ever be Mr. Marvelous_Mervo

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5150man May 08, 2022 at 02:15 am

Thanks YTS

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BragiTaliesin May 07, 2022 at 09:47 pm

Sheryl Crow is an opportunist who rode to success on the backs of REAL musicians who wrote and performed her entire first album for her. Check out the lyrics of a song written by a GREAT musician who dated this musical leech, and do a search for Kevin Gilbert - Miss Broadway.

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compunerd May 06, 2022 at 03:14 pm

Sheryl's just an awesome singer! :)

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krinkfreak May 06, 2022 at 02:09 pm

She has very long nipples

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Marvelous_Mervo May 06, 2022 at 12:44 pm

One hit wonder Sheryl Crow. Why do we a need documentary about her life?