Willam Rose was a kid who grew up in Indiana and dreamed of escaping his abusive household and someday becoming a rock star. Unlike most kids with these sorts of ambitions, William's dreams came true -- he moved to Los Angeles, formed a band called Guns N' Roses with his best friend, and changed his name to Axl Rose. Axl Rose: The Prettiest Star is a documentary which looks at Rose's long, hard climb to the top of the music business and the rocky road he found once he became famous. The film includes interviews with friends and collaborators of Rose, but was created without his participation or authorization.
~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide