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90 Ratings

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Directed by Drew DeNicola
United States, 2012


Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star’s three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon.

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Directed by Drew DeNicola
The story of Big Star is one for the ages. This loving tribute is not.
July 31, 2014
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This is what Nothing Can Hurt Me does best: gathering a multigenerational extended family of Memphis scenesters, musicians, artists, critics, and biological family members, all of whom have some connection to Big Star, thereby revealing the energy field that generated and nurtured the band through all its disappointments. Big Star were “too individual, too Memphis, too unrecoupable,” Dickinson’s widow concludes in the film, "but they changed music. They turned pain into beauty.
July 03, 2013
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Big Star may not be the best introduction for those who don’t yet have at least some passing familiarity with the bruised-knee wistfulness of songs like “Thirteen,” or the quavery undersea despair of “Kangaroo.” But for anyone already curious, Nothing Can Hurt Me delivers the goods.
July 03, 2013
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