$ellebrity is a documentary about paparazzi culture and its origins. The movie was produced and directed Kevin Mazur who is himself a celebrity photographer.
Overall the movie is a fantastic effort that is slightly marred by some uneven moments. In one scene Mr. Mazur goes to an awkward length to show and tell us that he is not like the horrible stalking photographers that we’ve grown to hate. In other parts of the film the history of the paparazzi is woven into the story line in a slightly disjointed fashion which tends to be mildly distracting.
However, beyond the minor quibbles, the movie succeeds magnificently. Intelligent perspectives are offered by Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock who is wonderfully compelling with his commentary.
If you’re going to have fun and see what’s going on in the celebrity world, you can at least be a little more conscious of what’s going on in the real world.