Halftime | Jennifer Lopez shows half ★★★

Freshly turned 54, Jennifer Lopez shares her journey as she prepares to perform at 54e Super Bowl with Shakira, for which she is hoping for an Oscar nomination hustlers.

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Marc Andre Lemieux

Marc Andre Lemieux
The press

The documentary about Jennifer Lopez, halftime, is aptly named. First, because it shows the artist blowing out her 50 candles and claiming that she’s not done yet. Second, because it’s about the show she did at the Super Bowl in 2020. And third, because he spends a lot, a lot of time (almost half) on it hustlershis feature film shunned at the Oscars in 2019, a topic that many people are no longer interested in three years later.

Interview in front of the lens by Amanda Micheli (Vegas baby) the actress, singer, producer and businesswoman explains in the first 10 minutes of the documentary that from now on she wants to “make films that entertain” but “transport a message”.

Surprisingly, halftime fulfills both promises.

We admit to being surprised, because with such an engaging documentary by ” Jenny off the block “.

The Bronx icon admits it herself from the start: she’s never been politicized. But when the National Football League contacted her to perform – with Shakira – the musical part of 54e Super Bowl, silence was unthinkable. After all, we were in the midst of the Donald Trump era, an American president who was spewing racist anti-Spanish rhetoric.

halftime reveals how the star, of Puerto Rican descent, wanted to use the concert to “say something more”, notably by showing children in cages (a reference to the prison conditions of illegal immigrants in Texas).

On the pure entertainment side, watching J.Lo rehearse her performance while lugging her diamond-encrusted water bottle definitely tops the list, right before her chats with Shakira to finalize her timing on the mic.

Unexplored ways

built efficiently, halftime Worth a look, but for some reason Netflix’s offering gets an inordinate amount of attention hustlers (in French, heel cheating), this dramatic comedy directed by Lorene Scafaria, in which Jennifer Lopez plays a stripper who hatches a plan to rob wealthy Wall Street clients.

The documentary reveals it all and more: Jennifer pole dancing, Jennifer filming, Jennifer at the Toronto Film Festival, a tired Jennifer touched by a positive review from the magazine. shineJennifer winning a Golden Globes nomination… It’s honestly too much.

We wish the artist had gone into more depth on other topics, like his difficult beginnings in the industry, his family (Jennifer claims to have been beaten), Hollywood misogyny, etc. Yet getting rich, those topics are quickly evacuated. Even her green Versace dress from the 2000 Grammys gets more airtime.

So we end the feature film feeling like we’ve only met a part of Jennifer Lopez that she wanted to show. ” I am real she sings, but only when she feels like it.




Amanda Micheli

On Netflix

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