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Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me


Katy Perry is living proof that if you just be yourself, you can be anything! Get an inside look at how she became one of the biggest stars in the world!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 10
1 out of 5
2 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
2 out of 5
0 out of 5

Entertaining concert film follows pop singer's highs, lows.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Katy Perry: Part of Me is a 3-D concert film that follows international pop star Katy Perry during her year-long California Dreams world tour. As she's criss-crossing the globe, Perry deals with her marriage to British comedian Russell Brand, which ultimately falls apart. Although most of the concert footage is tame enough for older kids, some of Perry's song lyrics deal with mature themes -- like the consequences of partying and the dissolution of a relationship. But through the triumphs and tragedies, Perry helps teach and inspire her fans that it's OK to be different, that you should never give up on your dreams, and that everyone deserves a fairy tale kind of love.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why Katy Perry is so popular. How did she stay true to herself, even though her labels and record producers were pushing her to be different?
  • Perry's songs range from emotional anthems to upbeat tales of adolescent debauchery. Is some of Perry's music inappropriate for younger kids to listen to/sing? What do you like about Perry's pop songs?
  • Does Part of Me give audiences an in-depth look at Perry's life off stage? Were you surprised by anything you learned about her life?
  • How is Perry's relationship with her family depicted? Do you think this is a true documentary or that it's a promotional vehicle to boost Perry's image?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: "Part of Me" will never be mistaken for "The Red Shoes" (though Ms. Perry has some of those, as well as every other color), but her negotiation of the painfully competing demands of stardom and marriage is undeniably poignant.

- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Rotten: "Part of Me" is more electronic press kit than fly-on-the-wall documentary.

- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, July 6, 2012

Rotten: You realize the main drama of the movie - and Perry's career - is not that she has any special artistic talent, but rather the drive to take on an insane workload and see it through to the bitter end.

- Andrew Matson, Seattle Times, Thursday, July 5, 2012

Audience Reviews

3 stars

First thing first, I'm not a big fan of her type of music, but Katy Perry does have some good songs. You can't deny over the last few years she has probably had more hits(good hits anyway) than anybody. "Part of Me" is a documentary following her on her latest tour. It gives a look at her past, her on and off stage, and you get to see her life through the ups and downs. Not sure how much is genuine and what was a put on, but it's very entertaining and interesting to see her at the beginning when things are great, then at the end when her marriage is falling apart and the tour is coming to an end. I like music documentaries like this, and while not one of my favorite, it is better than most. Perry comes out as a good natured person, and as my wife says "really down to earth". The scenes where she is interacting with fans are great(especially one with a make a wish kid). If your not a Perry fan, you could be after watching this. If your a fan, then this is definitely for you. It was made in 3D, and I didn't get a chance to watch it in 3D but I'm sure the concert footage really popped(especially when her boobs spin, yeah I said it). Good flick that all music fans will probably enjoy.

- fb100000145236770, Saturday, September 22, 2012

4 stars

I'm not the biggest fan of the music, but I do appreciate her talent. I, also, recognize her charm, and her fun, glowing personality. This movie really let all that shine. Too bad she had to marry a jerk....

- itsjustme2004, Saturday, September 22, 2012

3 stars

In a time when national unity is of paramount importance, one would be hard-pressed to find a topic with more vitriolic disagreement and disunity than the one regarding a miss Katheren Perry. It seems that America is divided into two camps. Either her lush melodies and the fantastical pageantry of her live shows bring you momentous joy, or endless rage. Of course, she is a bona fida star. You would have to have lived in a hole for the better part of the past decade in order to not be infected by her songs. And you would have to have had your eyes gouged out in order to not see her gorgeous mug, which has graced nearly every publication found at your local magazine stand. (Last year's Field & Stream featured quite a provocative cover of her naked, straddling an Alligator) Of course, when one reaches that caliber of stardom it is impossible not to have an opinion about them. These opinions range from extreme to extreme. In fact, were I to dare assert that Katy Perry is not your average pop star, but a distinct, singular, firework amidst a sea of dim flares, my compatriots would surely accost me saying, "How can you call yourself a music fan, but still claim to enjoy this filth! You swine! Get behind me Satan!" Even in this post 9-11 world riddled with ominous terror threats and the pervasive fear that our nation is on the brink of implosion, most people do not stifle their disdain for the pop sensation. Which is heartbreaking to say the least. Tis a sad state of affairs when a group of people cannot agree on something that is so flagrantly obvious. Katy Perry is an angel sent straight from heaven. Although her wings may elude the naked eye, the refrains that escape her lips are unmistakably not of this world. As one can glean from the above paragraphs, I am not demure about my devotion to ms. Perry. So the thought of spending an hour and 1/2 with the pop princess thrilled me to say the least. Is it a puff piece? Yes. Is it a well-done puff piece? Very much so. Look, I wasn't expecting 8 & 1/2 or an exegesis of the Syrian Civil War. I only desired to see Katy. Ostentatiously adorned in peculiar garb, belting out hit after hit whilst genderless pixies frolic and cavort on stage around her. All in glorious HD. Does it have this? In spades So if the thought of seeing Katy Perry in glorious 3D makes you cringe, then it might be best to stay away. If the thought stirs up a bit of excitement in your belly, then like the dust brings forth a sneeze, let her presence bring forth your smile.

- axadntpron, Wednesday, September 19, 2012