Although it may not be to everyones tastes, what is shown in this docu-movie is very enlightening into a public figures life and is therefore worth a watch at least.
Following Katy Perry during the year 2011, the year that turned out to be a record breaker for the young singer as well as major in terms of personal life. Highlighted by both the sell out world tour she undertook as well as the break up and divorce of husband Russell Brand, 2011 changed Katy's life forever, and the doc*mentary shows it all. Filmed in complete accordance with the title focus, this concert movie/ biopic gives a unique view into the life of one of the largest singers of modern times.
Piecing together footage of her strict upbringing, information on her christian past, her struggle to showcase her talent and then living with her fame, this docu-movie outlines it all. Songs that appear in the concert segments never feel random, each appearing at a place in the timeline that seems to interlock the lyrics in with what the viewer has just witnessed. This means that the songs are easily explained to what part of her life they are written about and not something that is just tacked on to fill out screen time.
What can be said about 'Katy Perry: Part of Me' is that nothing seems hidden in its contents. Merged together during the run time are many different factors that influenced her year. The good parts are all included- the real highs that she went through- as well as the times that were completely low. Seeing the usually bubbly singer in a depressed state really brings home the fact that besides her celebritism she is just a normal girl trying her best at what she loves, as such, showing how immense her personal emotion is and how she has been hurt. It really is down to how brave Katy is in regards to showing personal moments with the camera. These moments make the film feel all very intimate (audience members are present throughout and feel a part of what is happening).
By being willing to let the public into her life, it has created a good account of what people can achieve when they set out and work hard to do so. The use of old recordings and personal interviews with friends and family really brings home the collective talent that has gone into Katy's life. The strongest element of the production if nothing else is the fact that it shows people that they should always aim high. Although it may not be to everyones tastes, what is shown in this docu-movie is very enlightening into a public figures life and is therefore worth a watch at least.