Docs That Rock

Tribeca Report: Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful

Debuted last night at Tribeca as a work in progress.


Was beautifully shot but it was in black and white, which was a bit of throwback.

Bon Jovi himself sure looks young at 46.

Did I mention the black and white?

All told, Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful was a surface view into Bon Jovi’s life. But what a strange routine a rock star has. In my favorite part, Bon Jovi says he goes from the quiet of a hotel room to 70,000 screaming maniacs and then back to the quiet of a hotel room, ears ringing, late at night so he can’t call home. He travels but never sees places since he’s mostly in the gym, at a restaurant or onstage. He seemed lonely and disappointed at being unloved by critics. Maybe he elected to shoot his film in black and white to appeal to them (as if critics were so easy to fool!)


April 30, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized |


  1. I really want to see this ! Looks like fun.
    Heck, I still dust of my “Slippery When Wet”
    record every now and then !

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner | April 30, 2009 | Reply

  2. I was at the premiere on Wed. night and loved this film – it’s honest and sometimes disconcerting to watch but funny and thrilling all at the same time. The B&W added to it’s genuineness in my opinion.

    Comment by CRP | May 2, 2009 | Reply

  3. Bon Jovi World Tour 2010 !! >

    Comment by John Mayor | July 29, 2009 | Reply

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