Reviewed by Lily Williams
There's no denying that Katy Perry has caused quite a stir in the pop music world over the past few years. From the scandalous yet extremely catchy 'I Kissed a Girl' to #1 anthem 'Firework,' her songs provide both memorable dance beats and messages of self-empowerment. And although she is seen as a role model by millions of fans, it can be tough for Perry to keep that carefree attitude she displays onstage - a dilemma that is put on display in her concert documentary, Katy Perry: Part of Me. The movie explores her early passion for singing, her struggle to stardom, and even her painfully public divorce with Russell Brand. And of course, those concert performances that every teen girl would die to see live.
I've always been a fan of Katy Perry's music, but after seeing this movie, I can safely say that I think she is an amazing person. I've always seen Hollywood marriages two ways - publicity stunts or rash decisions. Seeing how Perry did attempt to save her marriage makes me respect her that much more. She has affected her fans' lives radically, as evidenced by the dozen-odd clips of covers and video thank-you-notes included in the movie (some of which made me tear up). The tour performances included were high-energy and perfectly interspersed between stories from Katy and her family. However, I thought that the opening credits were extremely similar to those from Justin Bieber's eponymously-titled documentary. But I guess since I am now a super-fan, I'll forgive Katy Perry. But just this once!
The film includes infrequent swearing within song lyrics, but that should be expected from a movie about Katy Perry. Dancers are occasionally shown in revealing costumes, and girls are shown wearing bikinis. I believe that children 10 and up would be perfectly fine watching this film without any problems, but if a younger child of yours is accustomed to hearing her music, then the movie will have no surprises.
Katy Perry: Part of Me is rated PG.