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"She Loves Challenging Us, That Katherine Perry" - Bradford Cobb,
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This review is from: Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me (Amazon Video)
You are invited to join Katy Perry on the 'California Dreams' World Tour, in this story based and musically infused documentary/drama directed by Dan Cutforth. Perry is lifted straight up onto the stage and begins to command the audience. Kinda like an explosion, kinda like a cartoon playing out, kinda like a bunch of kids in a candy store and totally like Katy Perry.
Because this is in the form of a semi-documentary I took a chance on this one. Instead of a concert I found a spectacle: of lighting, of color, of the costumes and a total cast of characters together for this event. Although, most of all I got to know a hardworking woman who states of herself, "I feel a real connection to Fairy Tales" and "I just wanna be the first Katy Perry!".
From where Perry is today, one of the most colorful young women out there who dares to be different, it's a far reach to see how she arrived at the top.
Being brought up in a strict Pentecostal family and having a father who is a preacher, she began singing at a very young age. Katy was given a guitar of her own at thirteen and started writing her own music.
Katy had a dream for herself from the tender age of three; to be in glitter with everyone watching her. Now with that dream fulfilled, she wants to "give people a heart full of happiness and a dream for a lifetime". She teamed with manager Bradford Cobb and shot off like a rocket with her first charting hit.
In no way has her path been easy. Her determination, focus and drive got her right to where she is now, while taking some curves along the way. One in the direction of marriage to Russell Brand ("Get Him to the Greek"). They fell in love deeply and quickly, as Katy states; "I honestly thought I had found the love of my life".
As Katy is performing show after show all over the world, she is also jetting back home routinely to be with Brand. Her grueling pace takes a toll on her happy life; although Brand signed-on at the outset with full knowledge of her record and upcoming tour. He files for a divorce from a devastated Perry, who is broken down and in tears behind a packed stadium of her fans awaiting her.
While this is the stuff that may flatten a woman, Katy gets up and comes straight out onstage again. She adores her fans as much as they do her and they feed off each others strengths in a magnetic cyclical motion. Katy Perry is all about happiness, color and light, giving it to her fans at all costs.
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Initial post: Nov 4, 2012, 6:15:24 PM PST
I like this review, and I think you put it succinctly.
Posted on Nov 4, 2012, 11:44:40 PM PST
Sheryl Fechter says:
Thanks L.P.--I didn't think that I would enjoy this one as much as I did. The stage productions in this are so heightened that I had to call it a spectacle! Her personal story is what really grabbed me most although the concerts were a sight to see. What an inspiring young woman for others to see what life might offer them, if they follow their 'dreams' and use their imaginations wisely. She impressed me. Sheryl
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