Film #104: GOD BLESS, OZZY OSBOURNE
God Bless, Ozzy Osbourne
3 out of 5 stars
This is a career retrospective documentary focusing on the life of Black Sabbath frontman, Ozzy Osbourne. Per usual with these kinds of things, the film canonizes its subject, glossing over the blemishes and shining up the triumphs. While the film definitely does the latter, what’s nice is that Ozzy also frankly address things like his failed marriage, his poor relationship with his first round of children, Randy Rhoades death, his addictions, even bouts of spousal abuse… the lot. Now, I’ve never been a huge Ozzy fan, but I do admit to liking him as a personality. He’s been able to pull off the rock star thing and still come across as a regular – albeit befuddled – guy. It’s nice that these documentarians were able to capture all of that in this film. So, whether you’re a fan of the man’s music or not, this film is worth seeing if only as a prism by which to see addiction – to drugs, to fame, to a whole slew of things. Yes, it’s a bit of a puff piece, but that doesn’t make it less worth seeing.