Pink: All I know So Far
Directed by: Michael Gracey
Written by: Jory Anast, Michael Gracey, Cindy Mollo
Featuring: Pink, Carey Hart, Willow Sage Hart, Jameson Moon Hart
In my review of Matthew Heineman’s “The Boy from Medellin,” I stipulated that artists have a platform others do not and an awesome responsibility that comes with that platform.
Two weeks later, I’m writing about musical sensation, Pink, nee Alecia Moore, who I’ve subsequently discovered isn’t much younger than I am, but sure has far more energy than I ever will.
“Pink: All I Know So Far” is the latest in Amazon’s stable of music artist documentaries to grace the Prime platform today, and with the aforementioned energy, we see what a compelling force Pink is, not just as a performance artist but as a mother and a wife, too.
Director Michael Gracey follows the artist and her family on the road through multiple tour stops on her Beautiful Trauma World Tour, which coincidentally started here in Phoenix.
After watching the documentary, I would equate Pink to a modern-day Cher; a consummate professional who understands the rigors of managing a team of performers, of keeping that team intact while generating goodwill, trust, and loyalty.
Mishaps happen, but as “Pink: All I Know So Far” delves into her life in this one moment, Pink is someone who picks herself up off her feet and reworks her challenges. And she overcomes them. I was amazed as how much of a logician she is at problem solving.
Pink is also as equally adept at being a mom and a wife, the docs’ primary focus.
There is nothing more precious to Pink than her children, Willow and Jameson. Both children are very free-spirited, but Pink lays down the law while operating with very few boundaries and both are as sassy, intelligent and as witty as their parents are. It was fascinating to see the core family unit operating on the road, a different bed and city; more than I would care to count.
Even amidst the chaos, there’s a calmness and serenity about the core family. It’s certainly not Zen-like J. Balvin’s life on the road – there are children after all. But, Pink embraces the chaos and channels that energy into a positive force, something that is reflected in her good-humored nature and spirit.
Which is why it is easy to see the loyalty she engenders from her troupe and from her kids.
Interestingly, I am only familiar with her 2008 song, “So What” which played on the radio repeatedly and I respect the hell out of the song; it is a catchy tune. What I didn’t realize was that it was a reflection on her fractured relationship with her husband, professional motorcross racer, Carey Hart.
In “Pink: All I Know So Far,” Hart doesn’t necessarily take a back seat. In fact, it portrays Hart as a full-time, loving and involved dad. His devotion to his kids is amazing. Yet, there was a gulf between he and Pink that the documentary seems to imply. Just like everything else on screen, Pink works her way through the logistics of her relationship with Carey, focusing on their kids and life on the road.
Above all, “Pink: All I Know So Far” demonstrates what a giving personality Pink is and she is actively engaged with her audience. She wears her heart on her sleeve, and the documentary paints that to a ‘T.’ The documentary doesn’t reveal all, but offers just a nugget to tantalize her fans.
And noobs like me.
Premiering on Prime today, the Highly Recommended “Pink: All I Know So Far” is a fascinating look at an artist that I only knew peripherally. And while you’re catching the doc, I will be exploring her discography a bit more closely.
NR, 99 minutes, Amazon Studios