Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021)

Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021)

2021 R 140 Minutes

Documentary | Music

This documentary offers a deeply intimate look at extraordinary teenager Billie Eilish. Award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler follows her journey on the road, onstage, and at home with her family as...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • d_riptide


    8 / 10
    I’d like to consider myself a supporter of Billie Eilish. I heard of her just as she was getting her big break in the music industry and upon learning about her backstory, her on-going struggles with depression and anxiety and just how much she’s preserved through it all, she has earned my respect and gratitude for pushing herself as far as she can and I’m proud of where she’s going right now. So curiosity drew me to her documentary film, “The Worlds A Little Blurry”.

    This enlightening, and sometimes uncomfortable, look behind the scenes of a young star's ascension is far from the most original piece there is but it’s one of the few documentaries that allows people to see the real Billie Eilish for those who haven’t already. There’s no strings attached; you get the full behind the scenes scuffle behind her upcoming, the makings of her first album, how she battled her thoughts of negativity and how people get inspired by her and vice versa all backed up by pretty solid editing and cinematography, reel footage that actually enhances the overarching story (looking at you AGAIN, Daniel Farrands!) and a direction that actually tires to pull you in and make you want to dig deep into the crux of this story. Trust me, even if you know most of the events of Billie’s life and uprising to fame, there’s something dynamic about having to watch it for real.

    I think the only issue I have is that it’s well over 2 hours long. An 1 hour and 45 minutes in, I had already gotten the full gist of her journey. Had they cut out a good 15 minutes, the documentary would’ve still had a mountain of weight attached to it. But on its own, it still stands.