Several weeks ago, we went to the movies and saw the preview for Katy Perry’s 3-D movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me. Olivia quickly looked at me and said, “For my birthday party, we’re going to get our nails done and see the Katy Perry movie.“ Well, okee-dokee! I guess it’s decided then.
I had reservations about bringing several 9-year old girls to see this movie, so luckily, O and I were invited by Paramount to see an advanced screening this past Tuesday. We had a blast – and I was pleasantly surprised by how appropriate it was for the Tween-and-older set.
The film gives you a sneak peek into Katy Perry’s life while on her yearlong global world tour through the United States, Europe, South America and the Far East. We got to see her perform on stage, interact backstage with her entourage, talk to fans and — our favorite part — when she is “just being Katy” with her mom, dad, sister and grandmother. Her mom’s reaction to her first single, “I Kissed a Girl” is probably the same reaction that all of our parents would have had if we wrote that song, too; and her grandmother’s “tell-it-like-it-is commentary on Katy” is hysterical. When Katy asked her grandmother what she thought of her concert, she replied, “It was loud.”
I thought the movie would focus on Katy’s and Russel Brand’s relationship, which was why I was hesitant to bring my daughter. The movie did talk about their relationship and showed one sad scene, which I later explained to O. As a 9-year old in New York City, she has friends who have divorced parents so she understood what was happening, somewhat. BUT, most of the movie was focused on Katy’s journey from a girl to the star she is today.
What I truly loved about the movie was that my daughter was able to see how Katy Perry became who she is today — and that she is not an “overnight success”. The movie shows how Katy sang and played her guitar at an early age, worked hard and stuck through the long hard times to accomplish her dream. It’s a story of delayed gratification which is something we like to teach our daughters.
Obviously, we had a blast and we are now busy preparing O’s birthday party of manicures and pedicures and a movie showing of Katy Perry: Part of Me to a bunch of 9-year old girls.
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