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

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





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The often-controversial story of one of the world's most popular entertainers comes to life in this made-for-cable biographical drama. Michael Jackson (played by Flex Alexander) grew up in the spotlight as a member of the popular R&B combo the Jackson 5, but his youthful success came with a price -- robbed of a normal childhood, as he grew to be a man, Jackson found himself increasingly eager to remake his life into the childhood he never had. In the 1980's, Jackson's solo career caught fire, and his album Thriller became the biggest selling album of all time, moving over 40 million copies and making him wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. But as Jackson struggled to repeat its success, his public image and reputation became increasingly eccentric, and as allegations of drug abuse, excessive plastic surgery, and inappropriate behavior with children were thrown at him, Jackson found himself trapped between his desire to entertain his fans and proving to the world that he was a normal and law-abiding man. Produced for the VH1 cable network, Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story was first aired in 2004 as court proceedings were scheduled to begin against Jackson, who had been accused of child molestation.
Documentary , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Flex Alexander
as Michael Jackson
Krista Rae
as Lisa Marie
Amy Sloan
as Holly
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Watch the South Park episode "The Jefferson's" and then watch this movie. In that one 30 minute episode, more truthful information about Michael Jackson was given than this entire poorly dramatized film. The dancing was short (and so not Michael), the events were questionable, and in all, it's just another movie that cashes in on the subject, rather than be truthful about it.

Matt Mintage
Matt Mintage

It is a weak, cheesy and very underwhelming creation. Production is cheap, even for a TV film, is extremely rushed and episodic in its segments, rather disturbing at points and holds a very good deal of other problems. Casting is decently good, aswell as the soundtrack and does have its high point, but that is not enough to stop the film from falling apart. A bit of a let-down.

Cameron Johnson
Cameron Johnson

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I wasn't sure what this was when I set the TiVo to record it the other night... ...Turns out is a made for television movie of the life of Michael Jackson leading up to his 2004 trails. The acting is nothing realistic, I later read that a lot of the facts are unrealistic but I still enjoyed watching this film just for a reminder of the odd life Michael Jackson led. There is no music in this movie - they didn't have the rights to any original Jackson music. The characters didn't look much like who they were playing (Elizabeth Taylor looked about 20 years younger than she really did at the time) but the trip to Neverland was interesting to watch even if done in a low budget poorly filmed movie.

Joel Alpert
Joel Alpert

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