Friday, April 19, 2024

Celine Dion Getting an Infomercial Like “Documentary” Made by Sony Music, Sold to Amazon for Streaming


Celine Dion is getting what some people call a documentary.

“I Am: Celine Dion” is produced by Sony Music, so it’s more of an infomercial than an objective non fiction film. It’s going to tell the story of a girl who came from a very large family and fought her way to the top of show business. Amazon MGM has bought it, and the movie will play on Amazon Prime.

It really should have been titled, “It’s All Coming Back to Me.”

Celine has gone through a lot health wise lately. It’s hard to say how much of her Stiff Person Syndrome will be discussed, or her bouts with depression or anorexia since the death of her husband and manager, Rene Angelil. A real documentary would be about Rene and how he became a huge player at Sony over the years when Celine was selling buckets of records every hour. You forgot about that? Well, it’s all coming back to me now.

What we will see is a lot of performance and singing, which for Celine Dion fans will be worth the whole thing.

The film is directed by Irene Taylor, who was co-nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Doc in 2009.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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