DVD: Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel (E)


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The Independent Culture

P David Ebersole's patchy music documentary benefits from an engaging central subject, grunge survivor Patty Schemel, drummer for Hole (very nearly the sticks woman for Nirvana), who candidly describes her sexuality, her heroin addiction and her relationship with the relentlessly self-promoting Courtney Love, who slurs the film's best lines: “I don't have one rival. Madonna wakes up every day and someone wants to be her. Nobody wants to be me, which is so awesome.”