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When it comes to the legend (in my opinion) that is Madonna I find her and her life totally fascinating. Growing up with her around in my life, all be it from a distance, to me she is a still a bit of a mystery though I've seen her from many angles (and positions!).
I admire her drive and ambition as well as her music so I bought this DVD from Amazon to see if I could learn anything new about her apart from the fact she has a lethal tongue of which I was once on the receiving end of when I accidentally tripped her over in Bond Street , London as she was getting out of a car and crossed my path and called me a stupid cow as she went flying! I take her remark on the chin though....least she saw my face and spoke to me lol.
Ok the technical stuff first. This is available on only region 2 to the best of my knowledge, is exempt from classification and runs for 64 minutes in total and has no extras to it at all. It is directed by Bob Franklin and is an Eagle Media Production, so I hope that covers the basics for you.
The film is in colour and is a documentary about Madonna's life and works its way up till before the time she split with her husband of the time Guy Richie.
The documentary is narrated by a really annoying American woman and I haven't heard of her before and I don't want to again quite frankly. Her voice is terribly monotone to me and really dreary!
The documentary is made up through people talking about Madonna that knew/know her. Footage of Madonna talking about tours, movies etc.
We find out about the reasons Madonna wanted to be famous, about her family life and who she used to get there. I say used because Madonna was so focused on what she wanted and seems to have stepped on and over a lot of people to achieve her goals according to this film. We see where she lived in Michigan and see New York where she started to craft her career and the jobs she had and got fired from etc.
We see her climb to stardom through music and her first film...Desperately seeking Susan and some of the others and look at figures and failures. Also her relationships comes under scrutiny such as her abortion with Jellybean, her relationship with Prince is touched on as is her marriage to Sean Penn (and divorce) her relationship with John F Kennedy and Sandra Bernhart and of her marriage to Guy and the children she had.
Facts and figures are given in the film for the things she has done, her religion is briefly spoken about, and her writing of children's books and how she has changed since becoming a mother also are a point of focus.
This to me was an ok, short look at Madonna's life really. I didn't learn all that much through watching it as her life is so well publicised anyway and I would have preferred the documentary if so much old stuff wasn't in it (I.E some new clips). It's simply an ok film but very much reminded of the sort of DVD given away with a newspaper and why oh why use that annoying female narrator she really got on my wick! Not a film I would recommend sadly and a pretty forgettable one at that!
I got my copy from Amazon for a couple of quid though do google if interested.