When this doc starts with this doll hanging upside down singing from a chandelier, you already know you are about to go on the ride of a lifetime! We all know and love Grammy award-winning recording artist P!NK! We love the rebel. We love the doll who flies over the audiences. We love that hair – no matter what color it is!!! Yet, with all highly creative artists, there is always some sort of insecurity or trauma that propels them to the top of their game regardless of genre.
Produced by P!nk and Roger Davies, director Michael Gracey takes audiences behind-the-scenes as P!nk balances family and life on the road, leading up to her first Wembley Stadium performance on 2019’s Beautiful Trauma world tour. Many look at the lives of superstars and earnestly believe that money and fame miraculously cures all ills. Not one time, do they ever fathom the pressure of being repsponsible for 200 mouths to feed or how she worries about her babies every second and moment of the day. Is she being a good Mom, wife, friend and lady boss?
Melted with home moves and video from her childhood, we are flipped back to her inaugural teen performance seeing that she was not enthused. Hard to imagine right? Juggling motherhood with being a producer seems to bring great joy to the perfectionist illustrated as she debriefs post-performance surrounded with a room full of men. Watching how much of a physical toll flipping around on wires can take on a body and the good, bad, ugly, joy and disappointment that comes with all of it.
As children, we worship our parents. As one grows into adulthood, the realization hits that parents are not Gods and then the day arrives where they become the children and you are the parent…life is funny that way. Watching her lovingly share from a journal she’s been writing for daughter Willow since the day she was born, shares P!nk her most vulnerable thoughts and feelings. One moment that resonated to my core was how her Mom helped her decorate for an upcoming party where no one showed. Her Mom danced arouund the room and ate cheese puffs making a memory for this budding superstar that she fondly remembers with a smile on her face. The same memories she is creating for Willow and Jameson as they globetrot around the world.
Lastly, we witness the joy of those mouth-dropping performances inspired by trips to Broadway shows, sharing wisdom from Jon Bon Jovi on connecting with audiences and priceless moments with Jameson, Willow and Carey where she is reminded real quick that neither of them could care less what she does for a living. To them she is Mom/wifey and it’s clear P!ink would have it no other way.
Gorgeously shot by David Sperling with amazing editing by Cindy Mollo, P!nk: All I Know So Far is wonderully entertaining while succeeding in provinding a front row seat to the greatest show on earth streaming right now on Amazon Prime Video.