Whitney QuickViews

December 18, 2019 // in QuickView - Micro Reviews by David Deverett

“The Greatest Love of All”, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, “The National Anthem” opening at the 1991 Super Bowl, “I Will Always Love You” and “When You Believe”. What do these songs have in common? The talented artist who was taken away from us too soon sang them all: Whitney Houston.

 

In the documentary Whitney, we get to know all about her story. Her childhood, growing up, getting into singing, being signed by Clive Davis and her unforgettable first appearance on television through The Merv Griffin Show were the typical steps she went through to be a part of the entertainment business. But it’s her tragic downfall and untimely shocking death that make us question to this day where her life went wrong. Some think it was due to her marrying Bobby Brown, others think she started doing drugs and cocaine at the height of her fame. Whatever started the problem one thing is for sure her legacy is one we will never forget.

 

Tragic, sad, powerful and ultimately sobering, Whitney is a 2-hour documentary that takes its time covering all the highs and lows of Houston’s life, but also reminds us why she was put on the earth for a reason: to sing.

 

Office Rating: 10/10