LINDSEY STIRLING: BRAVE ENOUGH

LINDSEY STIRLING: BRAVE ENOUGH REVIEWED

“Brave Enough” works, but with limitations. While it’s intriguing to see YouTube Red debut documentaries of this caliber, it also brings up the low bar being established for the online platform. The documentary produced by Magical Elves isn’t anything revolutionary. However, viewers will enjoy spending time with Stirling’s triumphs and lows during the period surrounding her third album. Is Lindsey Stirling Brave Enough? Well…yeah.

Given the short nature of the documentary and how clean-cut things remain, I’d almost wonder if this jaunt wasn’t meant for basic cable. It’s informative piece that gives the right amount of live performance vs. personal insight. At times, it feels like the nerdy girl heartful take on “Popstar”. There are odd points throughout the documentary were personal favorites are selected off the new album and never quite explained. Add onto that, the introduction of guest vocalists who barely get a name card or introduction.

The focus of the documentary remains Lindsey Stirling and she invites the audience deep into her world. The only catch is that “Brave Enough” assumes that you’ve been on the Stirling train since the America’s Got Talent days. Casual fans might hit a few rough patches, but it’s nothing that observant viewing can’t help. Stream it, if you’re a fan.

FILM STATS

  • 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Not Rated
  • Premieres exclusively on YouTube Red

RELEASE DATE: 5/17/17

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