REVIEW – Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

Billie Eilish, a world-renowned singer-songwriter, released a documentary on February 26 about her coming to fame and the ups and downs associated with it. Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, streaming on Apple TV+, observes Eilish’s journey from a young teenager to a celebrity. The film contains snippets of interviews, home videos, performances, as well as other clips with Eilish and her family.

At just fourteen years old, Eilish released “Ocean Eyes” in 2016. Her first hit skyrocketed in popularity, causing her to want to continue to make music. dont smile at me and WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO? are two albums by Eilish that came after “Ocean Eyes,” both also obtaining tremendous fame. Along with those albums, she has publicized a few singles, including “everything i wanted” and “No Time to Die.” 

Watching this movie, I was immediately intrigued to learn more about Eilish’s life behind the scenes. Unbeknownst to me, Eilish suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome. Singing is a release from her Tourette’s, which is one of the reasons why she is so passionate about music. I can tell how much she loves performing by just observing her shows.

Eilish also is a very genuine person–easily seen while viewing her documentary. Eilish gets along well with her supporters and family members. She has a brother Finneas, also a singer-songwriter, and parents, Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell, who support her throughout everything. She even is a huge fan of Justin Bieber, who finally noticed her sometime after her music career took off. It was amazing to see Eilish grow throughout the film, observing her growth in the music industry.

The home videos intertwined in the documentary were so well edited, it made it seem like I was really there at some points. Overall, I enjoyed watching and learning about the life of Billie Eilish. Even though I already like her music and know a bit about her life, the film was actually more interesting than I thought it would be. It is worth the three hours that it takes to watch it, so don’t be afraid to give it a shot!