Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  6 August 2004 (USA)
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Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.



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Debbie (as April Amber Telek)
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Sara's Son
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Dr. Goodman (as Dan Libman)


Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »





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Throughout the film, several crew members appear as extras in a number of scenes. See more »


Katherine Jackson has a limp from polio, yet in the movie she walks perfectly. See more »


Michael Jackson: [Having just dangled his baby out the window] I just wanted to share Blanket with the World.
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References Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) See more »


Performed and Written by blueScreen
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What the hell did i just watch?!
13 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This 'movie' (and i use the term loosely) is a perfect example of all that is wrong with the world! Where do I even start? Firstly, this is a biopic about one of the greatest musicians that ever lived yet it features absolutely none of his music whatsoever. Secondly, the guy playing Michael Jackson didn't look like Michael Jackson.....he looked even less like him after the plastic surgery scene where they smothered his face in talcum powder making him look like.....well, a black man smothered in talcum powder. Towards the end, he looked more like the Joker than Michael Jackson - I was half expecting him, to say 'Why so seriousss'!

His voice was sot on in some places,but mostly too deep. Michael Jackson was basically portrayed as a simpleton that constantly acts like a toddler. It was bad (and not bad as in 'good' like the album bad.....bad as in What?? Grrrrr) Elizabeth Taylor was portrayed so badly in this, I had to cringe and watch through my fingers. From the over the top acting to the little round sticker they put on her face to look like a beauty spot. (It didn't, it looked like a little round sticker....because it was) Debbie rowe was way too pretty to be debbie rowe. The only people that were any good in this were the actors playing Michaels parents (but they were hardly in it) and the girl playing Lisa Marie Presley (again, not in it much)and the bloke that played Martin Bashir. Jordan Chandler and Gavin Arvizo both bizarrely had different names in this for no apparent reason (though I'm guessing legal reasons). I don't know if Michael Jackson had the displeasure of viewing this before he died, but I can only assume that if he did, he had his mouth wide open in utter disbelief throughout the entire excruciating 86 minutes.

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