Katy Perry is a talented young lady just trying to make it in the music business. This film is a documentary following the young singer from her childhood singing debut at church, to her mega-hit wonder tour around the world. You’ll fall in love with K.P. over and over as you watch her blossom into a person that will inspire you AND your teenage daughters.
That’s right, I’m not going to deny it, I not only listen to Katy Perry songs when they come on the radio, I belt them out at the top of my lungs! I can’t help it, I’m a 30-something mother who finds Katy Perry tunes catchy and (some of them) quite inspirational. So thanks to Clearplay, who created a filter for Part of Me, I found an excuse to watch this film! And as far as documentaries go, I wasn’t disappointed. I saw some sides to Perry that were loveable, vulnerable, hilarious, and even at times quite self-centered. But that was OK because it was all very raw, and real. It’s a movie that I found myself thinking several times, wow, I hope my daughter really does like her because she says things like, “Wait for the fairytale love,” and “Be yourself and people can’t help but love you.” So though there are a few things that made my heart sink (see my Motherly Advice) for the most part I enjoyed getting to know part of Katy Perry, she is quite a firework!!
Motherly Advice: Don’t think for one minute that just because it’s a documentary that you shouldn’t use your filter! I had my filter on medium and was glad of it if not for her language alone. She doesn’t swear like a sailor but she makes blasphemous remarks about one hundred times. Also I liked that some of the songs that had raunchy lyrics...filtered out! Perry’s costumes weren’t terrible but you do see legs and bare shoulders. And you could probably just fast forward through California Gurls, the theme of the song’s not so good and Perry’s outfit is a little too suggestive. The last thing I want to mention is just to be sure that you screen Perry’s lyrics before you show it to your young pre-teens, ie: I Kissed A Girl, wouldn’t be something I’d want to blatantly wipe in front of my daughters eyes (or ears), and the same goes for California Gurls. With these things in mind I would say this documentary is perfectly fine for ages 12+.
Trisha~ Did anyone else who viewed this film feel like playing Candyland afterwards?