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3.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity, 29 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon [DVD] (DVD)
David Gest was Michael's friend for a long time and presents this documentary with great love and affection.
Katherine is genuinely moving when talking about her son, especially when the documentary focuses on the false allegations against Michael in 1993 & 2005. I was moved to tears in places and was impressed that things were not glossed over as i thought they would be.
Dwelling very heavily on the early Jackson 5 days it was really interesting to hear from people who were there at the time and who talked of Michael with love and grace. What i was let down by was the lack of people who were supposedly Michael's life-long friends, such as Diana Ross, Emmanuel Lewis, Macauley Culkin, Brooke Shields Quincy Jones !!??etc, even the family are low on the ground as we only hear from Katherine, Rebbie & Tito. Personally i would have liked to hear from ALL the family members so we could get a rounded perspective on Michael as a person.
Too much time given over to the early years and i would have loved more insight into the man Michael was and not the child he used to be. That said, this is still well made, entertaining, moving without being too sugar coated.
Fans will be pleased with the presentation and warmth of the interviews, but may feel let down by the lack of insight into the mind of Michael Jackson.
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Initial post: 30 Oct 2011 05:07:25 GMT
Mitzy says:
Anything new and interesting shared by Katherine and Rebbie? Because Katherine always tells the same stories :)

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2011 21:49:40 GMT
Mr. Stringer says:
Nothing new, Rebbie and many others discuss Michael's surgery and how he went too far, Katherine talks at length but never really tells you anything new about Michael. J Randy Taraborrelli is the most insightful, giving honest and often gracious comments about Michael & how he stood by him.
If you don't watch it you're not missing much. Hardly mentions Thriller, and ignores Bad, Dangerous, History etc.
Only a handful of words from Michael himself and hardly any rare footage.
Like i said, a missed opportunity.
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