Glee the movie

Ryan Murphy’s hit show Glee will be releasing a documentary movie featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the show. Following on from the recent Justin Beiber film, Never Say Never, this is a short film clearly targeted at fans of the show. Although the 3D lacks depth, much like the story, the movie is not a boring experience as it has many performances by the cast and is full of colour and glamour.

The movie features many of the songs from the first two seasons of the popular Fox show. Opening with the most famous cover by the TV show, that of Journey’s 80’s hit ‘Don’t Stop Believin’.’ The cast of the show, including Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith give uplifting vocal performances. The movie is about embracing individuality much like the TV show. Gender, sexuality or race are irrelevant and all are accepted in the fictional Glee universe; this is why many believe the show is so popular.

Directed by Kevin Tancharoen he uses a great deal of footage from the live tour that recently took place. Also included are interviews with fans of the show, known as ‘Gleeks.’ These tell the moving stories of people who have in some way been moved by the show and had their lives affected by it. Particularly touching is the story of a girl with Aspergers syndrome who can identify with the shows characters.

Although some of the stars of the show are missing from this big screen production, there are many other components to keep the fans happy. Heather Morris performs a steamy rendition of ‘I’m A Slave 4 U’ by Britney and Gwyneth Paltrow even has a cameo. With her spectacular lungs it is Lea Michele who performs the best, with a spectacular performance of ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade,’ by Barbra Streisand.