God Bless Ozzy Osbourne Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli
This feature-length documentary came to be because Jack Osbourne, son of legendary metal crooner Ozzy Osbourne, wanted the world to see his dad for what he really is. Not the wild young drunk of the '80s or the mumbling old drunk of the '00s, but the man behind the persona, the man stuck somewhere in between. Through excellent archival footage dating back to Ozzy's tenure in Black Sabbath, the story is told of an Ozzy riddled with insecurities and a father who, despite fame and fortune, was never there for his kids when they were younger. But it's an inspirational tale, as Ozzy is now sober and the father he wants to be, and is much more coherent than on The Osbournes. His career is nowhere near over, but if it were, this well-made doc would be a great way to cap it off. As is, it's a reminder, a fun journey and an inspirational view. Extras include a handful of mainly forgettable deleted scenes, a fun interview with Jack and Ozzy, and some footage of the film's debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. It's refreshing to not be bombarded with hours of sub-par footage as extras, and, really, the movie says it all, says it loud and says it proud. And while non-metalheads can get something out of the rags-to-riches and coming-clean storylines, this is definitely one for the longhairs. (Eagle Rock)