'Katy Perry: Part of Me' Reviews Are In: What the Critics Are Saying
Katy Perry: Part of Me finally hits theaters on July 5, but is the 27-year-old singer's movie worth the price of admission?
Celebuzz has rounded up some reviews of the documentary, which chronicles Perry's life on and off-stage. The intimate movie follows the eccentric pop star, 27, during candid moments during the highs of performing sold-out shows to the break down of her marriage to Russell Brand.
The reviews are out, what do the critics have to say?
The Hollywood Reporter listed their bottom line as: "The pop princess gets her own studio doc and holds her own quite well." Perry holds her own in the flick, adding that the "is attractively, if conventionally, assembled" with a "mix of interviews, reality-TV style behind-the-scenes footage and 3D concert scenes."
The review continues: "Although arguably more of an adulatory artist profile than a bona fide concert doc, the movie is still likely to surpass even Perry’s personal aspiration -- “My goal is simple: To make people smile.”
Billboard believes the singer's fans will enjoy the film -- even if it is missing a bit of context.
"Though the movie skimps on parts of her history -- her stint on the Warped Tour and a tabloid-chronicled 2008 break-up from longtime boyfriend Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes are notably absent -- fans will be pleased to see an intimate portrait of her rise to fame that's full of vintage footage and charming behind-the-scenes moments."
The film's sugary sweet storyline is a suprising hit, even among critics who don't claim to be Perry fans.
Rachael Wheeler of UK's The Mirror also reviewed the film, admitting: "Although I found myself sobbing alongside the singer, Katy Perry’s 3D documentary was too one sided for my liking."
Total Film's final verdict concluded: "Despite being as garish and manufactured as Perry’s multi-colored hair-don’ts, Part Of Me deserves kudos for allowing an element of unpredictability to intrude upon its tween exploitation and sugary vulgarity."
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