Britney: For the Record

2008 "No topic was off limits. No questions went unanswered."
7.7| 1h0m| NR| en
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An introspective documentary which chronicles pop music queen Britney Spears' return to the spotlight after her much-publicized professional and personal struggles. Honest, raw and revealing, the one-hour special shares some of Spears' most intimate moments in the span of 60 days, and gives fans an inside look at Britney in the recording studio and on set filming the music videos for one of music's most triumphant comebacks.

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ThrillMessage There are better movies of two hours length. I loved the actress'performance.
Abbigail Bush what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
Allison Davies The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Juana what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
ichocolat Creative people, e.g artistes, singers, actors, has & always will be in the limelight, a public persona, and as such, having their every movement and actions to the magnifying glass of the public.As such, they were in this sort-of like, 'Prison' whereby they weren't allowed to make mistakes (however small), or to be remotely wrong, and that they were supposed to be angels, or even Godly.That's the gist of this documentary. About how Britney tries to justify the things that she has done, about her daily life, about how even her daily routine is not as regular as the others.And I think that Britney has done a good job in justifying her case. I believe that she does not do this to justify what is wrong. In fact, she did admit that some of the things that she did was wrong.A very good documentary of Britney post her minor hiccups, and what lies ahead of this diva.
jdmxrain This time Britney Spears has explained herself very well. You get to see the real person in the documentary, and not just the pop star. Even though she is a successful person in terms of career and money, this girl doesn't have everything. No privacy, personal time, and not much of a childhood. Simple things like a simple stroll in the evening with a friend are out of her reach.This documentary goes into Justin and Kevin a little bit, and even she asks herself what she was thinking for shaving her head. I guess no one really can have everything. In some ways it must be great to be famous because of all the perks, but fame comes with its own cons. I do feel for her as a human being. But the way that she talks about it, it just doesn't sound too great in the long run.Britney says that she just copes with it. That's a really sad way to live life. I feel that this is the most honest interview she's given so far in her career. It was also a good insight on the fame thing.
FrannyBeanz So I figured I'd take a chance last night and watch the new Britney Spears documentary on MTV, chronicling her life for 60 days, beginning on the eve of the MTV Video Music Awards this past September. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It's no secret that Britney's life has been a crazy roller-coaster ride for the past few years. But when all is said and done, inside, she's just a normal person like you and I. It turns out that she's got a great sense of humor (her impression of her father was hysterical!), she's very perceptive and intelligent, and she goes through turmoil and pain like the rest of us do. This documentary definitely showed us that Britney is just a regular girl who just happens to be chased around by photographers day and night. It really broke my heart to watch some of the things she has to go through. Just exiting a vehicle and entering a building is a project in itself for Brit, and I couldn't imagine having to live like that. I definitely have a newfound respect for her after watching this special. She's just a normal person who loves her babies, loves to work, hang out and goof around with friends. I have no doubt that with the upcoming release of her newest album, "Circus", Brit will definitely shine. She has the drive, she has the talent, and now she has the support of her family and of people who really care about her, not those who have taken advantage of her in the past, as she discusses. Not to sound corny, but I'm definitely inspired by her - she shows that no matter the obstacle, no matter what kind of mess you've gotten yourself into, there's always that light at the end of the tunnel. She may have stumbled a bit to get to this point, but it's safe to say that Britney has finally seen that light. I wish her much success!! She deserves it.
Rogue-32 I've always liked Britney as a performer and I was looking forward to seeing this documentary in the hope that she would reveal that she's gotten some insight into her life. If she has, it was displayed in the film at a sadly superficial level. She states she's had to "grow up" and she's "learned a lot" these past few difficult years, but from what is shown, I didn't actually see any profound evidence of it. I was also hoping she would shed some light on her bizarre behavior regarding the court custody hearings, how she kept showing up late or not at all (yet in the course of the film she mentions more than once how dearly she loves her kids). And she never talks about the hospital incident either. All her statements seem to be planned out to reveal the least possible about herself; it's more like she was using the documentary for publicity. Ironically, the only person who speaks from any genuine wisdom in the course of the film is Madonna, who talks about how a person creates his or her own reality and how Britney has at least begun the self-examination process by asking "What was I thinking" regarding this year's events.At the end, she is asked how she will change her life to reflect her new so-called insights, and she responds by saying she will go through her life like "a karate kid." She then grins a self-satisfied grin, as if she's uttered something profound. She hasn't.