Rated: PG for some suggestive content, language, thematic elements and brief smoking. Reviewed by: Frank Release date: July 5, 2012 Released by: Insurge Pictures
Kate Perry's documentary of her year on the road with her highly exciting, colorful and over the top show provides a tapestry to display her talent and determination as a singing star.
Perry has an innocent sensuality that appears along with an optimism that that is and has been displayed by early and born again Christians. She believes in her dream which began with her actions and hopes as a young girl. Her exuberance fills the stage and for the most part her life off the stage.
Her sister working as a partner shares the dream and the commitment to a great show along with interaction with fans in a personal way before each concert. She appears genuine and as happy as her skipping style of dance. For the most part this documentary keeps her audience smiling and taping feet to her original music. A clear difference moves into her concert after her break up with comedian Russell Brand, the songs of that period have sadness in there lyrics. She moves from that relationship a bit sadder but wiser young woman
The fun of the concerts is enhanced by the 3D process but her strength and giving on the stage wins over her fans. Along with meeting with folks before the show we see her offer a young boy with a "Make a Wish" tee shirt invited by the star to appear on the stage with her. The excitement she creates with that simple action which she repeats later is wonderful to watch. What parents wouldn't be excited and appreciative when their daughter squeals as Perry invites her on the stage.
Perry's parents are part of the Christian movement both take part in preaching and Perry got her singing start in churches with her father and mother. Her parents were not happy with her song "I Kissed a Girl," but appear quite proud of their daughter's accomplishments even when they disagree with some of the words. She was also removed from a Sesame Street segment because she appeared too sensual I guess. I found that segment quite cute and in no way a danger to our American youth. Her grandmother is candid as older folks can be, early on she tells Perry she always did what she wanted, and in the end when asked what did you think of the concert she answered "It was loud."
What could have been a mundane trip following a star around, is an exciting, fun, and a positive event for Kate Perry. If she isn't the greatest singer in the World she is a great show-woman whose energy and hope provide a very positive experience for fans and others alike.
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