Review: 'Pink: All I Know So Far' a raw, mostly fulfilling peak at global popstar
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A world renown global icon who’s free-flowing spirit and attitude has touched generations, Pink (aka Alecia Moore) is offering audiences and fans alike a deep, personal dive into her first major European tour since having children in Michael Gracey’s documentary “Pink: All I Know So Far.” Taking a step back from the over-the-top buoyancy and flashy musical numbers of “The Greatest Showman” for an intimate character study, Gracey captures Pink’s newfound obstacles: motherhood with the intense and vigorous scheduling of a massive tour, one which culminates with a two night, sold-out, run at Wembley stadium. The film confirms what diehard fans already know and adds background and context for those who don’t, offering an encapsulated concert film Pink will be able to share with her kids and audiences can cherish.
“All I Know So Far” doesn’t go as deep as previous concert films would suggest, using a variety of cliched tactics from black and white sequences to narrative voice overs, Gracey briefly gets above Moore’s facade but loses some emotional investment through repetitive testimonials about the struggles of being a parent and touring. Fans getting a dose of their own medicine, who likely know the facts anyway, won’t judge, but as an objective observer, you might be striving to make a connection.
The film chronicles a small leg of Pink’s 2019 “Beautiful Trauma” global tour with her kids, Willow Sage and Jameson Moon, and husband, Carey Hart, a professional motocross rider. We get a clear sense in these opening minutes the balancing act Moore and Hart juggle between parenthood and stardom. It might look glamorous from the outside, but back in the hotel suite, they’re still parents dealing with tantrums, and the non-stop energy two young kids bring to everyday life. It’s impressive how Pink manages to put on a full-blown concert and find time to play with the kiddos before bedtime. For most of the tour, Willow is given free reign to roam backstage on her scooter and co-mingle with the crew (when mom gets off stage, she’s right there for a hug). It’s those tender moments that helped me appreciate “All I Know So Far” from a casual viewer perspective.
The bulk of “All I Know So Far” is a mixture of unexpected memories and tour moments the average viewer isn’t privy too: Dress rehearsals, biking through different cities and lounging, sipping on a glass of wine, when nothing urgent is pressing. Gracey intecuts delicate scenes of Willow and Pink chatting about a variety of topics: from summer camp to bottling emotions. It’s as honest a mother-daughter relationship we’ve seen on screen this year and should resonate if anyone beyond the target base checks it out.
“All I Know So Far'' won't revitalize the perception of Pink’s insane career trajectory, nor does it reveal juicy details about the singer’s life that aren't public, but Gracey is presenting a new version of Moore. One that is more defined and eagerly embracing life’s next chapter where many unknown variables exist. The job of a mother never ends, and if this is all she knows so far, I’d say the singer is in pretty good shape to continue setting the world on fire.
PINK: ALL I KNOW SO FAR debuts on Amazon Prime Video Friday, May 21st