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This review is from: The Jacksons: An American Dream [2 Disc DVD]  [Region Free - Australian Import] (DVD)
Basically this is a made for TV Movie based on the book written by Katherine Jackson about the family and subsequent years of super stardom from the Jackson 5 group through to the Michael Jacksons early solo career.
Because of members of the Jackson family involved in the making of this mini series it contains the original Jackson 5/Michael Jackson recordings which is great. Given the involvement of the family it doesn't shy away from the violence and fear Joe Jackson instilled in the discipline of the family.
Although the acting is sub soap opera at times, for those interested in the story this is a minor flaw. The other thing would be the lip syncing of the actors is laughably bad but the choreography is very impressive.
As a companion piece to this I would recommend Michael Jackson: The Magic, the Madness, the Whole Story.
All said and done I enjoyed this and would highly recommend it although it is one for a fan of the music and/or story but don't expect too much and you'll probably enjoy it too.