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Hit So Hard (2012)



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As grunge took off, the music industry was completely transformed in a way nobody expected... especially the young musicians who went from tiny shared Seattle apartments to international superstardom, sometimes overnight. Some handled it well... and some did not. As the acclaimed drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band Hole, Patty Schemel was right in the middle of all of it. The openly gay woman who always felt "different" never dreamed she would be part of a multi-platinum selling band, touring with legends, or on the cover of Rolling Stone. Or that, thanks to drug addiction, she could lose it all. Hit So Hard tells the story of Patty's rise to fame (and nearly fatal fall from it), with no punches pulled... and it's one hell of a story. -- (C) Variance

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Courtney Love
as Courtney Love
Eric Erlandson
as Eric Erlandson
Kurt Cobain
as Kurt Cobain
Patty Schemel
as Patty Schemel
Debbi Peterson
as Debbi Peterson
Larry Schemel
as Larry Schemel
Gina Schock
as Gina Schock
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Critic Reviews for Hit So Hard

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (17)

There's not enough of the music on view and the film would be a more effective portrait of that era if Ebersole had edited it more effectively.

November 16, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Hit so-so hard.

November 15, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Hit So Hard is a good title for the film. Courtney Love looks like someone determined to carry on doing the hitting.

November 15, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The torturous tale of a remarkable survivor of the grunge era - the troubled but talented drummer for Courtney Love's band, Hole.

May 24, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Choppy camerawork, sloppy editing, and lack of a coherent narrative structure make for a frustrating viewing experience.

May 11, 2012 | Full Review…

Ebersole pieces things together in a workmanlike way, but the tacky supertitles and camera effects often create a bit of an amateur feel.

May 11, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hit So Hard


Great documentary - anyone who liked Hole or even just that 90's era of women in rock would enjoy this. Interviews with Courtney Love, Veruca Salt etc. Nice flashback and also Patty's story is interesting. Got to say, Courtney does not come off too well here (but that's not surprising!).

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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