Pink: All I Know So Far is a documentary following the singer – born Alecia Beth Moore – going behind-the-scenes of life on the road, leading up to her first Wembley Stadium performance on 2019’s Beautiful Trauma world tour, and how she takes her family into account and on the road.
I’ll be honest in saying that I’m not a huge fan of hers, but then again, this can sometimes lead to a fascinating documentary, such as with the 2017 documentary Whitney’s Can I Be Me.
She starts off by checking into a hotel in Amsterdam, purposely dressed low-key with no make-up and with her hair covered up, but it must be weird to be famous and not just be able to nip down the local Aldi for some bits and pieces. Then again, if she wore the same headscarf she does at the start of this documentary, she could be pretty incognito.
As the documentary goes on, she comes across as a very down-to-Earth person, and for example, talks about how she wrote a number of letters to her daughter, Willow, throughout the first year of her life, and she’ll give them to her one day. So, we can see how she does on her children, even taking them on her pop star journey – literally.
There are brief snippets of travel around other places, such as Paris, Stockholm and Manchester, but only a hint of the roads they drive down, and no actual tour footage of those places, which is a shame. Having lived in Greater Manchester all my life, I do enjoy seeing it onscreen.
Pink is her harshest critic during the tour, at one point thinking a particular performance of hers wasn’t up to scratch, yet her team said it was “insane”, and that all the punters enjoyed it. I’m sure we can all be like that.
The only major downside in Pink: All I Know So Far, is that in a film which runs for 99 minutes, after you’ve seen the first 40 minutes, you’ve basically seen everything new that it has to show, and heard everything new that Pink has to say.
One thing that’s just come to mind while watching this is that, around the time of filming this documentary, Pink was 40. Recently, my mother passed away at the age of 76. I chanced upon a picture of her from 1983, around the time that we moved from a large house to a smaller house after my parents got divorced, and mum’s standing outside with one of her cats. When you’re a kid, you never stop to think about how old your parents actually are because life is moving way too fast, and continues to do so until you finish all your education and start earning a wage.
I don’t think my Mum would’ve been up to cavorting around on stage like Mrs Hart does, but those were some of the random thoughts going through my mind as I watch this.
Many thanks to our friends at Amazon Video for being able to check this film out prior to release.
Pink: All I Know So Far is on Amazon Prime Video from Friday May 21st, but the film isn’t yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.
Running time: 99 minutes
Release date: May 21st 2021
Studio: Amazon Video
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Director: Michael Gracey
Producers: Michael Gracey, Isabella Parish
Writers: Jory Anast, Michael Gracey, Cindy Mollo, Pink
Willow Sage Hart
Jameson Moon Hart
Music Director and Keyboard: Jason Chapman
Guitar: Justin Derrico
Drums and percussions: Mark Schulman
Bass guitar and vocals: Eva Gardner
Keyboards and vocals: Adriana Balic
Violin, Cello and Vocals: Jessy Greene
Vocals: Jenny Douglas-Foote, Stacy Campbell
Aerial Captain: Loriel Hennington
Dance Captain: Tracy Shiabata
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