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Britney: For The Record Review

Updated on August 2, 2013

Britney: For The Record Review

Released during her "Circus" era, Britney: For The Record is a documentary where the famous Britney Spears finally shows the world what she has been doing during the troublesome time in her life. Before this documentary she shaved her head, went into rehab, had a shaky vma performance, hung out with paparazzi, attacked a paparazzi car with an umbrella and just did not act like the Britney Spears we all know. This documentary is her way of finally telling the world what is going on and to answer all of those questions everyone wants to ask.

What does Britney talk about?

Some of you may be wondering what exactly Britney Spears talks about in Britney: For The Record. Some topics she touches on during the documentary are:

  • Justin Timberlake
  • Kevin Federline
  • Head shaving incident
  • Aftermath of her 2007 meltdown
  • Her life now
  • and more

For The Record Trailer

Check out this amazing fan-made trailer for the documentary.

Own Britney: For The Record on DVD

Britney: For The Record
Britney: For The Record

The DVD comes with special features that have never been seen before including six bonus MP3 remixes of 'Circus' and 'Womanizer.' Great for any Britney Spears fan!

 

My Review

I watched Britney: For The Record when it aired on MTV for the first time. I enjoyed the documentary because it was the first time in years that Britney Spears did an interview and talked about her life. I was excited to get to see behind the scenes footage and listen to Britney talk about things that everyone had been talking about but her.

The plus side of the documentary is that we get to see that Britney understands that she has made mistakes and is trying to make her life better. The downside is, there was a lot left unanswered. I personally think that is fine since most of her life is in the public anyways. She, like everybody else, needs her personal space. But to some people, it is not enough. I think she answered vaguely because of 2 reasons.

1. She does not know the answers completely herself. She is still confused and trying to find her normalcy again.

2. She does not want people knowing every small detail that happens in her life. People can know she is okay and things are fine without having to know everything.

Britney laughs, cries, and admits to things she has never admitted to before. You get to see what kinds of things she deals with from day to day, and what mindset she is in.

Madonna also makes an appearance.

If you like Britney Spears, don't like Britney Spears, or just want to know what is going on in her life lately without all of the tabloid mess - Britney: For The Record is a good choice.

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Quotes

Take a look at some memorable quotes Britney Spears says in Britney: For The Record.

“Do I know my life is weird? It's all I've ever known”

“When it ended I felt so alone. I didn't really wanna think about the reality of it. I never faced it . . . I just ran.”

“I used to be a cool chick but I feel like the paparazzi has taken that away from me, like, the way I used to live my life”

"My life is worse than a prison sentence."

Interested in learning more about Britney? - Check out my recommendations

Time Out with Britney Spears
Time Out with Britney Spears

This is the first video I ever had of Britney Spears. It is a good starting point for any fan to learn about Briney and how she started out.

 
Britney & Kevin: Chaotic... The DVD & More (Bonus CD)
Britney & Kevin: Chaotic... The DVD & More (Bonus CD)

If you are curious about Britney's time with Kevin Federline then check out this DVD.

 
Britney Spears: Stages
Britney Spears: Stages

This is a book and DVD combo (Make sure if you get it that it comes with the DVD). The DVD is a documentary about her concert in Mexico and the life of Britney. The book and DVD are very well done in my opinion. It makes you respect understand her as a performer and person and learn the pressures she has had to deal with at such a young age.

 
Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World
Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World

This book is written by Britney's mom. It isn't a tell-all about Britney but rather a book about her moms life. She does go into some detail about Britney's time in 2007 so if you are looking for more insight then check out this book.

 
Britney Spears' Heart to Heart
Britney Spears' Heart to Heart

This was written by Briney and her mom and is like a biography of Britney with nice pictures and information.

 

Check out the album "Circus" that Britney Spears was working on during the documentary!

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What do you think of Britney: For The Record?

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Your lens made an impression so I left behind a blessing. Best wishes!

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      When all the craziness was going on I felt quite sorry for her. The life has its perks but it most definitely has its downside. I can't imagine not being able to blink without someone knowing it. She's come through a big hurdle and I have my fingers crossed for her. Great review.

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      Kazooli LM 8 years ago

      It is true, what was she really thinking? Anxiety can cause a lot of pressure which can lead to depression. I have not watched the documentary but I remember when I was watching on the news Britney Shaving her head. This was clearly an action by someone who felt totally in need of escape from what they were controlled of. That's the symbolic meaning behind the action.

      She simply wanted the paparazzi away and with that she gave them an angry ''look'' to feed on.

      I am really pleased that Britney has recovered and even though I am no big fun of Britney I see her for what she is. A talented girl that has a lot of people who take advantage of her.

      She knows that and I can relate why she may feel as unhappy.

      My prediction would be of a Britney anyone would love to see again, I do not believe that this is all of the good she can show in this documentary; there is more to come.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      It's very cool to see her version of the story. People should stop judging her. She's a nice girl who passed through some really crazy stories, but she's not a crazy/stoned girl. She's normal people, she's a human, and all of us make mistakes. But (thank's god) not everyone has an 24 hour camera around. Just think. LOVE YOU BRITT, Brazil loves you too

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love her. She's such a smart girl, and she must have a really hard life, but she is going through it. She's the most beautifull woman in the world.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I think that since everyone reads about Britney almost every week alot of people buy into the tabloid portrayal of her, but this is one way to actually hear what SHE has to say. Would recommend everyone give it a chance!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I think that since everyone reads about Britney almost every week alot of people buy into the tabloid portrayal of her, but this is one way to actually hear what SHE has to say. Would recommend everyone give it a chance!

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      tpoint 8 years ago

      I watched Britney: For the record on MTV when it aired and it was nice to have an inside look at her life. She seems like she is doing better now.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Loved for the record. Very candid and honest look into Britney's life. My mom watched it with me and even enjoyed it and she isn't really a Britney fan. :-)