Reviewed byozjosh03Vote: 2/10/10
The main selling points for this doco are clips from Cary Grant's ownhome movies and excerpts from his unpublished memoir. But the homemovies are are unremarkable at best, dull at worst. And the memoirextracts seem more like Grant's attempts to conceal, rather than revealhimself. The documentary accepts at face value what Grant says abouthis various marriages, while never even addressing all the indicationsthat Grant was gay - not the plain fact that he shared a house and hislife with Randolph Scott for 12 years, nor the revelations inOrry-Kelly's unpublished memoir about Grant's gay relationships in hisNew York years. At the same time this film attempt to analyse Grant'sscreen persona through the prism of the actor's private life -incomplete and questionable though the picture they've presented is.It's all highly dubious, and does no justice to either the actor or theman.
Reviewed bycjbarrettVote: 2/10/10
Disappointing dreck. Lots of half baked theories backed up by littlemore than embarrassing film clips used in the most ludicrousmetaphorical fashion. The musical score wouldn't have made it onto aB-film melodrama. Might have been nice if they identified the people wesee on screen. Only Judy Balaban is introduced. Watching pictures ofSan Simeon probably taken by Grant. Of course they're not identifiedand were most likely taken a decade before he met Betsy Drake whosesegment they feature in. Really useless nonsense.
Reviewed bygiovannitxVote: 1/10/10
How can you do this "documentary" without discussing the years he livedwith Randolph Scott. I heard not one reference to this part of hislife. I don't know if they were gay or not, and I don't really care,but I've read they had a very close relationship.
The film is incomplete without it.
For the first time one of Hollywood's greatest stars tells his own story, in his own words. From a childhood of poverty to global fame, Cary Grant, the ultimate self-made star, explores his own screen image and what it took to create it.