20,000 Days on Earth ★★½

Nick Cave is an Australian singer-songwriter living in Britain. A friend of mine calls him the Goth Leonard Cohen, and I can see that comparison. This documentary is basically Cave's diary of his 20,000 days on earth (around 55 years) through rehearsals, concerts and various activities (a visit with his psychiatrist, imaginary driving trips with friends like Kylie Minogue and Ray Winstone, eating pizza with his twin sons, meditating about the Brighton weather at home etc.) It's all rather self-indulgent; and I suppose one's reaction to the film depends on how much of a Nick Cave fan one is. I'm not; but I could appreciate the film making for its fine cinematography and special effect montages...even if Cave's charms (and music) fell short of my admiration.