This DVD features every music video Britney Spears has ever filmed up to her 2004 release of her Greatest Hits CD. Twenty videos are included including her very first video "...Baby One ... See full summary »
An intimate look at one of the most overexposed yet under-revealed stars of today as she faces one of her biggest challenges ever while finishing her album, shooting videos, doing press -- and being a mom.
Britney Spears performs her first live, full-length television concert from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This no-holds-barred performance breaks new boundaries in the superstar singer's skyrocketing career, and features all-new songs from her new album Britney as well as many of her greatest hits. Written by
...announces Britney, before peeling off her top and performing "I'm A Slave 4 U" dressed in skimpy bra, micro-skirt and knee-length boots. Watching this HBO special, I'd been semi-interested until now, but THAT got my full attention!! Man, I couldn't get to the 'record' button fast enough! Say what you will about the music, Britney is an AWESOME spectacle for the eyes!
You've gotta hand it to her, nobody has managed to combine with such success the Debbie/Tiffany wholesomeness that wins over the kids & mums crowd, with the Madonna/J-Lo raunchiness that hooks in the lads. With a multitude of skimpy, figure hugging outfits, each one designed to showcase her supremely honed 'n' toned body, the worlds most famous spokeswoman for chastity puts on a fine crutch-grabbing, breast squeezing, dry humping display, even gyrating with two chicks at one point (all too briefly!!), and trying out a new sexy scowl (needs working on, Brits), before the whole thing reaches its grand finale with the Princess of Pop purring through a slow, steamy rendition of "Baby One More Time", while drenched by a torrential rain storm.
The worst parts are when Britney stops dancing, to pursue the shows tedious Dreams 'theme', where she indulges in some toe-curlingly mawkish chit-chat with the audience (sorry "the beautiful people"), a cheesy ballet, an ill-advised comedy sketch, and most cringe making of all, Jon Voight's bizarre cameo, reading a fairytale to a moppet 'Britney' (see other reviews for the gruesome details).
But when she gets back to her energetic bump'n'grinding -- choreography courtesy of Madonna/Janet Jackson -- she's something to see! I eagerly await Britney's next phase. Some suggestions: she could introduce the lap-dancing routine that became such an integral part of Janet Jackson's show, or maybe it's time for a 'Justify My Love' phase, where she goes beyond the PG-13 rating...
Ever had a dream...?
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