Movie Review: Lifetime’s Britney Ever After



Buckle up, it’s an actress pretending to be Britney, bitch! Tonight, the movie event of 2017 premiered on Lifetime-a statement that I thought I would never say nor one that Lifetime had said about them in their life. “Britney Ever After” was a Lifetime movie based on the life of Britney Spears. This movie had a lot of hype for due to the amount of shade and publicity that it has received. Because it’s a Lifetime movie, I had low expection. But boy, did it even meet low expections.

This movie was a dumpster fire train wreck….the only positive thing that I can say is that I’m glad Lifetime took the time to make something. While I don’t like to use harsh swear words…I will make an exception for this. That’s how bad this movie is. The movie was a total and complete shit show. A SHIT SHOW. They really truly out did themselves with this. I went in knowing that it will be a train wreck but I thought it would be a well produced train wreck. Boy, I was wrong.

The premise of the movie is that Britney is being interviewed about her life in a 2008 documentary, which is Britney: For The Record. It jumps back and forth between 2008 and times in Britney’s life, starting when she met Justin Timberlake in 1998. It does this for the whole movie. It gets rather annoying, especially when she spends many minutes just staring into the camera. Then they throw in extra characters to talk. The extra character commentary doesn’t add to it. They are kind of there. They add in an extra girl but don’t really explain who the hell she is. It’s like she was just there to advance the plot. She disappears after her two scenes. Also, “Britney: For the Record” is a well know documentary. They could had tried to make it fit that better. I don’t remember Justin Timberlake being that much like he is the movie.

It was literally like they didn’t research anything besides the basic. They butchered the 2000 and 2007 VMA performances. The latter I thought was hard to butcher because it wasn’t a great performance to begin with. Boy, was I wrong agin. I get that they didn’t have permission to use Britney’s catalog but that still doesn’t make up for it. They also made shit up to “spicy it up” like Britney and Justin having sex on her tour bus in 1998 after their first kiss. Do you really believe they would do that? I know they were teens but still. Oh, Britney and Justin made a sex tape. Where was that on MTV? They just casual threw that in there. I feel like my knowledge on Britney and Justin have been one big lie if they have a sex tape.

The acting wasn’t anything to cry home to. It was either too dramatic, too corny, or just too much. It was like this from the first scene until the end. Britney was like a 5-year-old country bumpkin that was on cocaine. Justin was too much and extremely corny. I want to evict him from the island. Not to mention that the Spears family sounded like they were country bumpkins that have never been in the big city. The casting director was horrible and should never cast again. I could have casted better. They hardly looked like who they were suppose to. The only person I didn’t want to kill in the movie is Larry Rudolph, her manager. But it seemed like they were hinting towards him and Mrs. Spears hooking up then just dropped it. They could have tried harder. Lifetime really didn’t even try with this movie. They didn’t try to recreate the costumes right, they didn’t try to fix the acting, and they didn’t try to make it make sense. While it was reported that Justin and Britney had a dance off, which they featured in the movie, the dancing was horrible. Like it was bad. The set up was bad. It was all bad. The worst part is that they only spent two minutes talking about her rise back and it was shit. They should have covered it way better and way more.

The moral of this movie was that it’s Justin Timberlake’s fault for Britney’s mental breakdown. It was the icing on the cake of her life getting worse and her trying to get with douchebags afterwards to fill the void left by Justin and her father, who is portrayed as a loud mouth angry drunk. It also follows the Lifetime Movie motto-“It’s always a man’s fault.” Those damn men. How dare they?

The icing on the cake was they showed “I Am Britney Jean” after. This showed and totally contradicted what was presented in the movie. Again, this movie is a shit show.

Overall, this is the make the other movies look like Oscar worthy. It’s also the first recipient of The Pop Project Participation Award. Sad part is that it didn’t even show good effort.


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2 thoughts on “Movie Review: Lifetime’s Britney Ever After

  1. Absolutely spot on review. I’d just like to reiterate how bad the dancing was again. In a bad movie, that took the bad spotlight.

    • My soul would have died from the dancing if it hadn’t been long gone from the butchering of the 2000 VMA performance. I was offended. Thank you for taking the time to read my review, Kery. Also, thank you for reliving the horror that is “Britney Ever After” when reading the review 🙂

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