Perry Part of Me
Janice Brady on
July 30th, 2012
Directed by Dan Cuthforth & Jane
Starring Katy Perry, Justin Bieber
and Russell Brand
August 14th, 2012
Ever since the success of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, other artists
have been trying their hand at releasing their very own concert movies,
in the hopes that they'll be profitable. Katy Perry is the next in line,
and in all honesty despite being sceptical, it was an entertaining film,
although surprisingly intimate in places.
If you are already a Katy Perry fan, then
it won't take much to convince you to see this movie. Her songs, and her
presence are persuasion enough. Based around the 365 day tour she did in
2011, the show is an elaborate candy land, with more costume changes
than three musicals rolled into one. It's a visual feast for those who
sadly missed her tour, and had to content themselves finding other
things to do such as Angry Birds.
Plus you get to see what her life is like on the road and backstage, and
find out about her rise to fame, so it's sort of like getting your
ticket and backstage pass after all. Well, sort of.
The only part that might cause a few raised
eyebrows, is the amount it delves into her personal life on the road.
The film surprisingly doesn't delete former husband Russell Brand from
existence, and in fact briefly charts their relationship woes. You may
even find yourself sympathising with her as she sobs beneath the stage,
pulling herself together in time to put on a show.
Of course as a movie that you can essentially sing along to, this was
always going to be entertaining. Whether it will be enough to hold the
interest of the non Katy fans who are dragged along against their will,
remains to be seen. Perry's hits are globally famous, and the film
features all of the good ones, so in theory you'll engage with at least
part of the film.
It's an interesting snap shot, so enjoy it for what it's supposed to be;
a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most internationally relevant
pop stars of today.