Katy Perry: Part of Me
|Katy Perry: Part of Me|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Dan Cutforth
|Music by||Deborah Lurie|
|Edited by||Scott Evans
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||95 minutes|
Katy Perry: Part of Me (advertised as Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D) is a 2012 3D autobiographical documentary film on Katy Perry. It was directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz and released in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Ireland on July 5, 2012.
The film features interviews with Perry and her loved ones documenting the trajectory of her life, containing various clips from her childhood and teenage years as well as her career and personal life (ranging from December 1999 to March 2012). The interim scenes were filmed during her California Dreams Tour, and include scenes in which she deals with her divorce from English actor/comedian Russell Brand. The interim scenes document her California Dreams Tour, and were recorded on November 23, 2011 at Staples Center, Los Angeles. Some of her friends such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Jessie J make cameos in the film.
Background and promotion
On March 7, 2012, Katy Perry announced via Twitter that she and Paramount Pictures would release a part-biopic, part-concert film entitled Katy Perry: Part of Me in mid-2012. She told MTV News that the film was the closing to the Teenage Dream era, and explained what to expect, stating, "It's closing the chapter on Teenage Dream, but it's giving you such an inside perspective..... This film, you're going to see it from my best friend/buddy perspective, you're going to see exactly what I mean and feel and think about everything."
One golden ticket to the movie premiere was placed in a random physical copy of Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. The first trailer of the film was aired during the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards. On March 31, 2012, Katy announced via Twitter that the film would be released during the weekend of July 4. A trailer of the film was released on April 2, 2012 on iTunes Stores worldwide. Perry teamed up with Pepsi to promote the film. The partnership included co-branded television and radio spots, digital advertising and retail displays. All elements of the campaign featured Pepsi's new global tag line, "Live for Now". The campaign offered consumers the chance to win trips to attend the world premiere of the film in Los Angeles, which included a live performance by Perry. Perry held and attended premieres in Sydney, Australia and London, England, where she walked the "Pink Carpet". On July 30, 2012, there was a premiere in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the presence of Perry.
Special 3D glasses were designed and distributed in theaters. The glasses featured a red and white "candy stripe" motif common to Perry's visual style and also featured the film's official Twitter hashtag.
- Katy Perry
- Glen Ballard
- Shannon Woodward
- Angela Hudson
- Russell Brand (uncredited)
- Mia Moretti
- Bonnie McKee
- Adam Marcello
- Matthew Hooper
- Todd Delano
- Angelica Cob-Baehler
- Johnny Wujek
- Tasha Layton
- Elle Ball
- Rachael Markarian
- Leah Adler
- Scott Myrick
- Lockhart Brownlie
- Keith Hudson
- Mary Perry
- David Hudson
- Ashley Dixon
- Tamra Natisin
- Hugh Jackman as himself (Reporter 1)
- Hiroyuki Sanada as himself (Reporter 2)
- Rila Fukushima as herself
- Lady Gaga
- Justin Bieber (uncredited)
- Britney Spears
- Jessie J (uncredited)
- Carly Rae Jepsen
- The Matrix (archive footage)
- Ellen DeGeneres (archive footage)
- Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited)
Footage of songs performed on the California Dreams Tour are listed below in the order they appear in the film. The list does not include songs used as background music; "Part of Me" plays over the opening montage, and "Wide Awake" during the film's end credits.
In the film and on the soundtrack, several performances of Perry's early gospel songs are shown, as is the music video for "The Box", which was a song written with Glen Ballard for her cancelled 2005 album. Also used as background music are "Lost", "If You Can Afford Me", and "A Cup of Coffee", all from Perry's second studio album One of the Boys. "Midnight City" by M83 and "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors are used when footage is shown of Perry visiting Japan and clips of Japanese fans are shown. The only songs that were performed on the California Dreams Tour but not featured in the film are "Ur So Gay", "Circle the Drain", and "Medley: Only Girl (In the World)/Big Pimpin'/Whip My Hair".
- "Teenage Dream"
- "Hot n Cold"
- "Hummingbird Heartbeat"
- "Waking Up in Vegas"
- "Who Am I Living For?"
- "I Kissed a Girl"
- "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
- "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
- "Pearl" (only in iTunes)
- "Not Like the Movies"
- "The One That Got Away"
- "Thinking of You"
- "Hey Jude" (performed for MusiCares)
- "Firework" (footage of the PS22 Chorus' performance of the song is also shown)
- "California Gurls"
Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 78% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 85 reviews, with a rating average of 6.5 out of 10. At the website Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received a rating average of 57, based on 24 reviews, indicating mixed to average reviews. Audiences polled by the market research firm CinemaScore gave Katy Perry: Part of Me an "A" grade on average. Neil Smith of Total Film stated, "Despite being as garish and manufactured as Perry's multi-coloured hair-don'ts, Part of Me deserves kudos for allowing an element of unpredictability to intrude upon its tween exploitation and sugary vulgarity." Elizabeth Weitzman of New York Daily News said, "Perry may be the world's most high-profile tease, but she sure knows how to show us a good time". Andrew McMurty of Filmink stated, "Ultimately, Part of Me is for fans, but it should have interest for people interested in celebrity culture".
Negative reviews included Mark Olsen of Boxoffice Magazine's claim that, "this supposedly honest behind-the-scenes look at Perry's 2011 world tour often feels more like sharp brand management". Alison Willmore of Time Out New York also gave the film a generally negative review, saying, "the 3-D performance footage is impressively lavish, though the film's unending idolization of the amiable singer will quickly exhaust all but the most devoted fans".
In its opening weekend, the film grossed $7,138,266 in 2,730 theaters in the United States and Canada, ranking #8 at the box office. Katy Perry: Part of Me has grossed $25,326,071 domestically and $7,400,885 internationally, totaling $32,726,956 worldwide. In the United States, it is the seventh highest-grossing documentary and the fifth highest-grossing music concert film of all time.
Blu-ray and DVD
On September 18, the DVD was released for the film, with anamorphic widescreen and full-screen versions of the movie, getting 112,296 copies in its first week, earning a profit of over one million dollars, not counting the other versions and 3D Blu-ray currently has 208,784 copies were sold, with less than 2 months of release. The movie has also been released digitally including a stream directly through Perry's Facebook page which went live on June 20, 2014.
Teen Choice Awards
|2012||Katy Perry: Part of Me||Choice Summer Movie: Comedy/Music||Won|
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- Australia: July 2, 2012
- New Zealand: July 2, 2012
- Canada: July 5, 2012
- United Kingdom: July 5, 2012
- Ireland: July 5, 2012
- United States: July 5, 2012
- Peru: August 2, 2012
- Brazil: August 3, 2012
- Mexico: August 17, 2012
- Argentina: August 17, 2012
- Chile: August 23, 2012
- Germany: August 23, 2012
- Singapore: August 23, 2012
- Philippines: August 29, 2012
- Malaysia: August 30, 2012
- Lebanon: September 6, 2012
- Colombia: September 7, 2012
- South Africa: September 7, 2012
- United Arab Emirates: September 7, 2012
- Indonesia: September 15, 2012 (Limited)
- Italy: September 18, 2012
- Spain: December 12, 2012 (DVD)
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