Katy Perry: Part of Me is one of the best movies I’ve seen all year. In this documentary you get to see the birth and explosion of Katy’s music career, along with the crumbling and eventual ruin of her marriage. More than anything you watch an extraordinary woman making her dream – and those of many others – a reality by not becoming the next somebody, but “the first Katy Perry”.
Part of Me gives an honest account of concert and behind-the-stage footage while seamlessly building a narrative by interweaving video-diary clips from the past decade, interviews, and fan-produced videos. Though there are many glamorous and beautiful video shots of Katy, there are just as many of her romping about with her hair (presumably dirty) in a knot on the top of her head with little-to-no makeup on her face. This is the nature of the film: reality.
The one word of caution I’ll leave is that the 3D release, currently being pushed at the Box Office, is completely unnecessary. If you want to catch this doc and save a few bucks in the process, enjoy the 2D release. You won’t be the least bit disappointed and will have more money to spend on popcorn! On the flip side the 3D glasses for this film aren’t your standard black frames; they’re KP3D glasses that seem to vary in colour between cinema locations.
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