David Foster: Off the Record

Documentary

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 88%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 346

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February 27, 2021

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Barbra Streisand as Judy Maxwell
Diane Warren as Self
Katharine McPhee as Natalie Russo
Kristin Chenoweth as E.J. Baxter
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English 2.0
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106 min
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106 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by helenahandbasket-93734 1 / 10 / 10

Great music-horrible person

Isn't that that way it always goes, though? Abandoned his families at every turn, disregards their needs unless it's court ordered, and as he said, he bailed when small bumps arose. There's a finite amount of time you have in life to affect the lives of others, and touching those closest to you is what will have the best benefits. Mr. Foster is still in quite a bit of denial regarding his personal life, and it's heartbreaking. His children may be able to cheerfully gloss over the shards of broken glass, David seems all too gleeful to do so, but someday they'll all decide that money doesn't fix anything and get to the core of their issues. What a piece of egotistical blathering this was- after a minor blip featuring some of his numerous children then reverting right back into 'I'm so fabulous, look at meeeee!!!' I turned this giant puff piece off. After watching 'The Defiant Ones', which glosses all too easily over the ridiculousness of the main antagonists many missteps and illegalities, this one is not much different. Skip over all these 'documentaries' that endlessly fluff up people with no redeeming qualities other than making music.

Reviewed by simon-648 9 / 10 / 10

Review the movie - not the man

Even though I'm into music history and know a lot of the names in the business, I never heard of David Foster. I heard his name for the first time last year, as my girlfriend is obsessed with Real Housewifes of Beverly Hills. So this documentary was literally the first I have ever learned about the man. And boy... the movie didn't make him look good. The structure of the documentary is somewhat chaotic. You would see random stories of tragedy or "heartfelt" moments, but never digs any deeper than few minutes, before it goes on to show Foster's next great success. Like a story of a daughter he gave up for adoption 30 years ago. 30 years later she show up in his life, but he doesn't have time for her, as he will be spread too thin - having a lot of kids already. End of story. Why was that included? What was it supposed to tell us viewers? That Foster doesn't have time for a long lost daughter, he gave up for adoption? I'm really not sure, as the documentary doesn't explain this relationship further. So I'm a bit confused what I have just watched; a list of achievements, which he literally shows off on his piano with a lot of Grammy's - or a window to actually learn who the man is? Comparing it to other biographical documentaries like "Amy", "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" or George Harrison: Living in the Material World, I knew their music very well, but I had no clue who they were as human beings. Those documentaries gave a unique window into their life, fears, success, struggles and so on. And even though they were different generations of musicians, I could feel who they were and even identify myself with their lives - minus all the musical succes. But we never really see this in this documentary. After watching it, I know his discography now - but I still don't really know who he is, as a human.

Reviewed by mandagrammy 9 / 10 / 10

Love it or Hate it.

Apparently you are going to either love this film or hate it, according to reviews. I'm firmly in the love it camp. Yes, Foster is an imperfect man, but in no way does he try to conceal his faults. But, watching this film is as much about the man's talent as a producer and ability to recognize phenomenal talent in others as it is about his personal life. Just watching and listening to all the greats that he has helped over the years is worth the time to watch it. I certainly am glad I did.

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