Starring: Katy Perry
Directed by: Dan Cutforth
Today, I’ve seen Katy Perry’s documentary film, “Part of Me” in theater, and here is my review.
Plot/Synopsis: The main focus of the film is that it tells the life story of iconic pop star, Katy Perry, who got her shot at fame with her hit song, “I Kissed A Girl”.
I’m a really big Katy Perry fan, and I’m not sure why. She is addicting to me for some weird reason. It’s not just her beautiful looks and her big cleavage. It’s who she is as a person. She has a personality which makes you feel like you’ve already known her for years. Plus, her music rocks. I’m a fan of her music and I’m not ashamed of it either. When I first heard about Katy Perry, I didn’t know much about her before I saw this film. This film has pretty much everything you need to know about, Katy Perry.
She has been largely accused of being a fake manufactured pop star by the industry, but this film wants you to prove that she is the real deal. She did all the work herself. She definitely did not become famous over night. Before her pop star days, she started off being a Christian singer/songwriter. She started off being an acoustic singer/songwriter performing small clubs and cafes before her fame. Before her Katy Perry name, she released a Christian album under her real name, Katy Hudson, back in 2001 before she changed into the pop star that we all love. Since that albums failure, she was inspired by Alanis Morissette, and she wanted to get into the rock & pop genre. So she hooked up with producer, Glen Ballard, to work on an album, but she kept getting dropped from a few different labels including Def Jam Records, Columbia, etc. She finally got one of her songs called, “Simple”, to be included for the, “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” movie. Later on, Katy finally got a record deal with Capitol Records, in which she released her debut album as Katy Perry titled, “One of the Boys”, which was obviously a huge hit. Then she released, “Teenage Dream”, also a hit album. Her fame wasn’t easy as many people claimed it was. It was a difficult road for her to get there too.
The film would show stuff about Katy Perry performing on stage, and they would even show behind the scene stuff on the tour. They would film backstage stuff. The film had interviews with her stage crew, managers, family, etc. Even Russel Brand made a few appearances, of course. Speaking of Russel Brand, they had to bring up his divorce with Katy Perry. The film got pretty emotional and sad, when Katy found out that Russel filed for divorce, and she was heartbroken toward the end of it. It really showed that Katy can be human and real. The film wanted to show people that she really loved, Russel. I believe they also filmed those scenes ’cause Katy wanted to publicly show Russel how heartbroken she was. Remember, Russel was the one who filed divorced on Katy. Katy wanted to stay married to him. Katy crying and being all emotional in the movie seemed like it was real to me (not sure if it was acting).
This is actually one of the best music documentaries I’ve seen. I was pretty surprised by it. The film was heartfelt and it was enjoyable to see. Makes me a fan of Katy Perry even more. I also like her being the Candy Queen. Did you know that her brunette hair is not her real hair? I’m sure everyone knows that, it is actually a wig, of course. The film even showed hair stylists putting the wig on her in her dressing room. Her natural hair is actually, blond. Look it up yourself. This was a pretty inspiring and moving film. I respect Katy Perry even more. She has a lot of haters and doubters, but sooner or later, I think they will have a change of heart with her soon, once they realize that Katy Perry is a special performer and woman. I’m looking forward to all of her upcoming albums. Katy Perry is great.
You don’t have to be a die hard fan to see this film. If you’re curious about her and want to learn more about her and her music, this would be the film to see for everyone.
Score for Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” = **** (4 stars as in “Excellent”)