Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

PG  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  5 July 2012 (USA)
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The life, career and music of singer Katy Perry as we follow her on the California Dreams tour.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herself / Kathy Beth Terry
Adam Marcello ...
Himself - Band Leader / Drums
Casey Hooper ...
Himself - Guitars
Patrick Matera ...
Himself - Guitars
Max Hart ...
Himself - Keys
Joshua Moreau ...
Himself - Bass
Lauren Allison Ball ...
Herself - Background Vocals
Tasha Layton ...
Herself - Background Vocals
Leah Adler ...
Herself - Dancer
Lockhart Brownlie ...
Himself - Dancer
Anthony Burrell ...
Himself - Dancer
Herself - Dancer
Herself - Dancer
Brandee Evans ...
Herself - Dancer
Bryan Gaw ...
Himself - Dancer


The life, career and music of singer Katy Perry as we follow her on the California Dreams tour.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Be yourself and you can be anything.


Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some suggestive content, language, thematic elements and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 July 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Katy Perry the Movie: Part of Me  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,138,266 (USA) (6 July 2012)


$25,240,988 (USA) (17 August 2012)

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This film received a PG rating, making it the second film from MTV Films to receive that rating after Napoleon Dynamite (2004), and the first documentary film from the studio to do so. See more »


In one scene there is a shot that shows a building, where it states that it is 'Zurich, Switzerland' yet in the windows of the building you can see the word 'tandlæge' which is Danish for dentist. The shot is most likely from Copenhagen and not from Zurich See more »


Katy Perry: I got an ass like Nicki Minaj in this one.
[bounces her butt up and down playfully]
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Features Live from Studio B (2000) See more »


The One That Got Away
Written by Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald & Max Martin
Performed by Grace Youn
Courtesy of Grace Youn
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Excellent documentary and fun to watch
28 April 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

There are some very miserable spiteful reviews on here. They usually contain such revelations as 'I don't like Katy Perry's music and hated this movie'. Er... what are you doing watching a film about Katy Perry if you don't like Katy Perry's music. I know, you came to be bored and to dislike it and you succeeded. The film contains a very revealing and surprising story about a genuinely gifted songwriter breaking out of her strict religious upbringing and rising to the very highest peak that anybody could possibly wish for. She did it through shear determination and spirit. She did not get it handed to her. She was in fact jerked around by all the record companies and almost sunk until, in one memorable quote, one of the young female execs stole her music from the company and 'snuck out' with it, so that she would be free to find success at another label which had people of some imagination and vision instead of the lame egotistical dicks that she was tied to at that time. Her message is absolutely positive, absolutely empowering and liberating for young girls, and the concert footage shows just how transcendent that message becomes for them at the live shows. She is not sleazy or nasty or stupid. If I had a daughter I would strongly approve of her being a 'Katy cat'. I enjoyed every minute of this documentary. Those who hated it are most likely sad old men or jealous bitches. I reckon.

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