The Boy from Medellin is the story about mentail health wrapped up in a concert film. Released on Amazon Prime Video on May 7, this documentary is a behind the scenes look at the life of the artist known as J. Balvin. Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin is a Colombian reggaeton performer who has sold more than 35 million records worldwide.
This movie is an attempt by director Matthew Heineman to depict how unforgettable Balvin's live shows are and at the same time show the toll it leaves on the man in the process. The happy imagery that was onstage headlining at Lollapalooza in Chicago in 2019 now has a new meaning as possibly soothing to someone that battles depression and anxiety.