excuse me, i love you captures Grande’s life on tour

Review on: documentary excuse me, i love you


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Ariana Grande’s documentary excuse me, i love you captures her life on tour.

The Netflix music documentary, excuse me i love you that premiered on December 21, 2020, centers around American pop singer Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour. The tour combined two of her latest albums, Sweetener and Thank U, Next. The film reveals the complete process as Grande prepares for her show, from dance practice to soundcheck. As Netflix follows Grande throughout her tour process, viewers see featured performances from her first show in Albany, New York, to her last show on the tour which took place in London, England. In this film, Grande’s producers, concert runners, and backup dancers, such as Brian and Scott Nicholson who have performed with Grande since her 2017 Dangerous Woman tour, participate in interviews where they share stories about Grande and tell of their own experiences on tour. 

The documentary takes viewers through the complete set of Grande’s concert, allowing them to experience the show via television. Throughout the film, the cameramen follow Grande throughout her everyday routine, as she talks to them about her experience with touring. The cameras also capture conversations between Grande and her close friends who came with her on tour. The film gives Grande’s fans, who call themselves Arianators, a closer look into her life both on and off tour. Through the documentary, viewers are able to see the close relationship between Grande and her family, especially with her mother, Joan Grande.

“My favorite album from Ariana Grande is Thank U, Next! I love all of the tracks on it,” sophomore Peyton Schwarz said. In the course of their separate releases, Sweetener received 127 million streams, and Thank U, Next received 307 million streams. The combined tour earned over $140 million at the box office. Since the premiere of excuse me, i love you on December 21st, 2020, it has earned a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and received a 4.6 out of 5-star rating.