A legendary musician, a timeless icon, Cher has secured her legacy amongst the stars. Starting out as a young girl with crippling stage fright, evolving into one of the most recognised figures in Hollywood.
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Let me begin by saying that, although I'm not a Cher "mega-fan", I've enjoyed her music and films. Moonstruck is one of my all-time favorite movies. I watched this program thinkingperhaps there would be some actual live interviews with Cher. Nope. Alot of stock video that we've already seen, with the commentators (who are they, anyway?) repeating themselves constantly. It's poorly done. I actually watched the entire debacle, and now wish I could turn back time and skip it completely. I can't recommend it.
Cher is an amazing woman, she really has something of a "Midas Touch" But this documentary is more of a con-man's hype than it is a tribute to Cher. Instead of being produced by a journalistic outfit trained to be objetive and present both sides of a story, this appears to be produced by female Cher worshipers, giving it a slimy feel. You know that feeling you get when you want to stick your finger down your throat. Professionals always give you a bit of a teaser, then the program and finally a wrap-up. This amateur presentation just constantly repeats themselves and in case you didn't hear what they said, they repeat it over and over and over. There is no actual interview with Cher and the only footage of her is stock footage in quick edits. You'll learn more about Cher by just watching her short interview with Dick Cavett than you will from this revolting redundancy. If you are a real Cher fan, go watch one of her movies or listen to one of her songs, you'll enjoy it much more than you will watching this. If you're thinking about watching this on PRIME, you'll want to get the time lost back again. If you're thinking about purchasing the DVD, you'll wish you spent the money on something else.
I've been a fan of Cher since I was a pre-teen in the 1960s. This film is a piece of garbage. Her "life" is patched together from what is, essentially, the level of "wikipedia" research, with some "experts" who no one has heard of, with no discernable credentials, attempting a psychoanalysis of the woman. That Amazon would even include this garbage in its Prime lineup is insulting to viewers. And I can only imagine Cher's response to this trash.
I agree with the reviewer who said "not worth the price even at free" its just awful. I must say, I am a Cher superfan, but even I learn new facts about her through documentaries. Not this... the information is inaccurate, not even lining up with information directly from Cher herself (her memoir and The Cher Show being 2 examples. The chronological order is all wrong, and it in no way represents her life accurately. For a big fan it was nice to watch the few (readily available on Youtube) clips (one of which I noticed was captioned incorrectly) but if you're watching this to learn about Cher's story and timeline, go elsewhere. The part that offended me enough to write this review is her movie career, they went straight from Silkwood, to her Oscar win with Moonstruck, skipping essential parts of the story, such as the 4 films released in those 5 years, and the blatant Oscar snub of Mask, causing her to present in the headdress after "receiving the academy handbook on how to dress like a serious actress" that's a pop culture moment that everyone should recognize. They've also dead named Chaz multiple times, and for some reason refuse to use his correct pronouns, disgusting.
This film brought back a lot of wonderful memories for me. Each decade we grew together, such fun free times and Cher was part of that her and Sonny. I saw them several times on stage and enjoyed every minute, their TV show was a must see each week. It was crushing when Sonny died and my heart went out to her. She is iconic and is an example of what you can do if you really try. She is a beautiful woman, singer and actor.
I shouldn't want to limit this to merely one of the worst documentaries about Chet or even music, it's truly one of the worst documentaries ever produced about anything, anytime, anywhere. Factually incorrect, chronoligically jacked, and stuffed full of the most appalling tabloid level psychobabble imaginable, it lacks even a train wreck's capacity to hold your attention. It's really unfortunate someone's embarrassing need for attention made them do this to a nice lady like Cher.
All their facts except Cher’s name are wrong. Cher made Gypsies Tramps & Thieves while still with Sonny not after the divorce. The video of Cher on a horse for Half Breed was also made for the Sonny & Cher show - it wasn’t a “video” to show she can stand on her own. I could go on and on. Get your facts straight because Sonny & Cher fans know their stuff.