Nothing was off-limits to Brian Hill in the making of this documentary. With access to the hotel rooms, backstage areas, entourage meetings and private life of a disarmingly frank popstar, we go in search of the real Robbie on a gruelling five-week European concert tour. Robbie’s kicked his drug and booze habit for the umpteenth time and is determined to stick it out. But the pressure of performing and life on the road doesn’t make it easy.
Williams is refreshingly honest and sensible yet is as fickle as the British weather. No sooner has the tour begun, than he’s back on top of the world. “I’m standing on stage thinking ‘I’m ace!’ and at the same time 30,000 people scream ‘I agree!’ What could be better than that?”
A Century Films production in association with IE Music for Channel 4
1 x 90 minutesCinematographySimon NiblettMichael TimneyEditorStuart BriggsSoundAndrew BoagGeorge FoulghamIan MaclaganExecutive producersTim ClarkDavid EnthovenGabby ChelmickaProducerCaroline LevySecond unit directorKatie BailiffDirectorBrian Hill
"We can’t knock it. Robbie Williams entertains us like no other in his big screen debut."B Magazine (Film of the Month)
"Abrasive and astoundingly candid … a fascinating look inside the music business."Sydney Morning Herald
"Comes across like a real-life Spinal Tap for the post-Smash Hits generation."The Times
"There are plenty of laughs, most courtesy of Williams himself. Throughout, he’s sincere enough not to be irritating and amusing enough not to lose our sympathy. Hill, meanwhile, never sidesteps, shirks or sanitises, simply showing us a pop icon at both his best and his worst. Watch it, and be reminded just how bizarre a celebrity can be."Total Film