Blu-ray Review: Catchy Tunes, Smart Editing Work For ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’

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CHICAGO – Few music documentaries transcend the fan base of their artist to become something greater. Of course, there are the classics like “Stop Making Sense” and “The Last Waltz” and I would add “Pearl Jam Twenty” to that list. But most music films are designed for one purpose — to appeal to the musican’s fans. So, if you’re going to judge a film based on what it intends to accomplish, you have to ask yourself — would Katy Perry fans like “Katy Perry: Part of Me”? Undeniably.

HollywoodChicago.com Blu-ray rating: 3.5/5.0
Rating: 3.5/5.0

Personally, I’m not a Katy Perry fan at all, and I still enjoyed most of “Part of Me” because it’s a well-made, well-produced, well-edited, catchy tune of a music doc. The movie hums along without succumbing to the general problems of movies like this that often become little more than commercials or repetitive concert footage compilations. The reason “Part of Me” works is that it has been expertly assembled. We get enough biographical material and off-the-cuff moments with Perry that we feel like we’re actually getting to know her (although the cynical viewer will know this “honest look” is as scripted and carefully considered as any part of Perry’s image campaign). And the musical numbers are very well-directed and staged. Most importantly, “Part of Me” emphasizes Perry’s adoration of her fans, a group who will only adore her more after seeing her entry in the music doc genre.

Katy Perry: Part of Me was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 18, 2012
Katy Perry: Part of Me was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 18, 2012
Photo credit: Lionsgate

Synopsis:
Katy Perry is living proof that if you just be yourself, you can be anything! Get an inside look into the real Katy Perry and find out how this regular California girl with big dreams became one of the biggest stars in the world. This “undeniably irresistible” (Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News) film is your chance to experience Katy Perry’s teenage dream come true!

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Special Features:
o “Last Friday Night” Full Concert Performance
o “Waking Up In Vegas” Full Concert Performance
o BFF
o Celebrities

“Katy Perry: Part of Me” was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 18, 2012.

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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