There’s no doubt that Katy Perry is known for her bubbly personality, obsession for kittens, and, well, boobs. “Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D” certainly delivers when it comes to these things, but what you may not know about the movie is that it goes deeper than just gumdrops and candy canes. Katy Perry’s movie gives you an insight to her life, which, at times, is not so glamorous.
The movie, rightfully, begins with her childhood and career beginnings. Devoted fans already know the story, but it paints an important picture for the film. As it states in the movie, Katy wasn’t an overnight success as some people believe. The “I Kissed a Girl” star explains her roots and devotion to family which is humbling.
What I liked most about the film is that the movie addresses Perry’s failed marriage with comedian Russell Brand. While not all the details of the marriage play out in the film it does show key aspects of it. As a fan myself, I had never thought of the strain that Katy’s work had put on her relationship. In general, it gave me a bigger insight into why Hollywood relationships are so strenuous. Celebrities in particular are constantly on the road, and that isn’t good for any relationship.
A trailer from Katy Perry’s movie.
The film gives fans and non-fans a better appreciation for Perry too. It is pretty incredible to see the work she puts into her tour, which traveled worldwide for a whole year. The backstage footage from her tour shows a very down-to-earth Katy. The devotion Katy has to her fans is refreshing.
One thing the movie could have showed more of was Katy’s concert performances. The film took some of her most popular songs and played them, but the performances were edited considerably shorter. This may just be my inner-fandom speaking though.
As with all celebrity documentaries, the film’s theme is one of hope and achievement. Katy, of course, proves that you can be anything you wish for. While it’s an important theme, it’s an overdone one.
Surprisingly, there are times when the film makes you want to cry. While fun and joy dominates, the struggles Katy sometimes experience is infectious as well.
Music video for Katy’s latest single “Wide Awake.”
Katy, as a person, is just likeable. Her upbeat personality is portrayed throughout the film. You can tell that she enjoys what she does. Sure she has her down moments, but you come away from the movie feeling like she really cares about what she does and enjoys her success.
While the movie is about the fans, it doesn’t overly-emphasize on them. The film doesn’t ever follow people whose life has changed cause of Katy. There are a couple clips, but nothing over-the-top. The movie remains focused on Katy, which is important.
This movie may not out-sell Ted, or The Amazing Spiderman, or Brave, but it is an enjoyable experience. At the end of it all, fans will only love Perry more, and non-fans will only gain respect for the pop princess. “Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D” is a good movie, and it’ll have you singing all day.
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