It's About You Synopsis
Singer John Mellencamp goes on tour and records the album "No Better Than This."
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Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The result is a kind of homespun video scrapbook, bumpy seams and glue splotches and all; it's flawed, but at least it feels handmade and...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The result is an unhurried, visually compelling look at a man and his music - as well as of a bygone America filled with shuttered...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Soon I realized that the real subject of this film, with its philosophical voice-overs by the filmmaker and its haunting shots of decayed...
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Because Kurt Markus's Super 8 camera is the cinematic equivalent of a single microphone, the film's look matches the scratchy quality of its...
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50

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
It's About You's sound is relatively clean and dynamic, but there's nothing remotely resembling a narrative here.
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50

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Luckily, the music trumps the indifferently shot concert footage and lends shape to the evocatively lensed recording sessions in iconic...
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50

Village Voice

The result is an amateurish travelogue that feels like a botched assignment, halfheartedly self-regarding and resentfully remote from the...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Still, every time Kurt opens his mouth you wish he would refocus and realize that, in fact, we've come to see a movie about someone else.
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25

Slant Magazine

While there aren't many films shot on Super 8 anymore, It's About You, a documentary that isn't really about John Mellencamp's 2009 No...
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12

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The title It's About You is something Kurt Markus claims Mellencamp told him when he commissioned the film. With the elder Markus'...
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Rated NR