Lifetime's 'Britney Ever After': The Review
Entertainment

Lifetime's 'Britney Ever After': The Review

A review of the Lifetime biopic of pop star sensation Britney Spears.

28
ABC News

This was a sight for sore eyes.

Saturday, February 18th, was the day Lifetime aired Britney Ever After, a bio movie about the life of pop-star sensation Britney Spears. The film showcased Spears from her highest of highs of the late 90s and the early 2000s to her lowest of lows during the mid-2000s, with Britney making her comeback in 2009 to today.

It would have been a great movie, if many of the events in Spears's life were not cut out, or overdramatized. And I know this is something I should've expected from Lifetime. Remember when they did that biography about R&B singer Aaliyah? Or how about the horrible Full House biography with the terrible miscasting of the entire Full House cast?

And as Lifetime always does, the casting of Britney Ever After was as terrible as it could be. For example, there is a scene that takes place in 2008 and the actress who portrays Britney's sister Jamie Lynn Spears still looks like she is eight years old. In reality, Jamie Lynn was 16 and pregnant (which led to the cancellation of Zoey 101, no one is still bitter about that right?)

And oh man did they rip into Justin Timberlake! First off, his character is portrayed as this clueless boyband singer lusting after Britney. And when their relationship was on the rocks, Justin is seen as this jealous and cold-hearted man. And their breakup resulted in a hilarious dance-off. Hopefully, Timberlake was taking the night off while this movie was on.

And do not get me started on the casting for NSYNC. That is a whole article in itself.

I feel like the only person who benefited from their casting choice was Kevin Federline, Britney Spears's ex-husband. The fake Kevin Federline looked ten times better than the real Kevin Federline!

As for the story, it was all over the place. Whoever put this film together needs to learn a bit more about pacing.

An example of this is where the film is set at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2008, and then we go to Las Vegas in 2004 where Britney is with Jason Allen Alexander who she married and then divorced not long after the wedding. If you are going to make a movie about a person's life, at least put the events in the order in which they occurred. Or at least know how to master a real flashback.

And don't think we noticed the differences between the outfits Britney wore in real life than to the outfits that were shown in the movie. The iconic denim dress Britney wore in 2001 turned into a denim jumpsuit. *sigh*. And the iconic hot pink wig Britney wore in 2007 was now a blue wig. *bigger sigh*.

If you are looking for a good laugh, then Britney Ever After will surely leave you holding on to your stomach and spitting wine all over your television screen (not saying that it happened to me, but hey it could happen to anyone.)

And if you were wondering where Britney's music was, Spears never gave permission to Lifetime to use her music. So here is a Britney tune that is near and dear to my heart.



Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

For a long time, Goya has been a staple in some Latino households. People carry around jars of Adobo when they eat at friend's houses and packets of Sazón Goya can be found in almost everyone's pantry. Many BuzzFeed lists, videos, and memes aimed at Latinos reference Goya somewhere.

But in a year that just keeps hitting us with bad news, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said that Trump was an "incredible builder" and that the US was "blessed" to have him as president at a White House event on Thursday.

Keep Reading... Show less

Honey has been a staple in my Ayurvedic skincare routine since I was a kid and my grandmother used to make me homemade paste-like face masks by mixing chickpea flour, turmeric, honey, and yogurt together.

I now use honey head to toe — on my hair to make it extra shiny, on my face for its natural smoothing and anti-bacterial properties, and the rest of my body for its extreme textural and brightening benefits. Some people even use it on their armpits for honey's lightening effect on the skin.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

People Are Eating Salads For Breakfast, And It's About Time

As Americans we know we all need to eat more fruits and veggies, why not do it at breakfast?

I first started seeing a dietitian in late 2017. At the time, I was the heaviest I've ever been at about 210 lbs. At the first appointment, my dietitian asked me to record what I ate in a food diary so she could better understand my habits and give me better direction in changing my lifestyle. I did exactly that and returned a week later, diary in hand. After a cursory glance at the pages, she first remarked at how few fruits and vegetables I ate. Deep down I had already known that, but what I didn't know then was that I was far from being alone in that respect. According to a Times article, about 90 percent of Americans don't consume enough fruits and vegetables to meet current dietary guidelines. It's hardly rocket science as to why that is — many of our diets consist mainly of carbs and non-planted based protein. This isn't to say that carbs and protein are the devils; they're both parts of a balanced diet. However, vegetables and fruit are also part of a balanced diet — a part that often gets neglected. So, when I see people on Instagram eating salad for breakfast, I think to myself "It's about time!"

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

Founders Of Color Q&A: Yarlap's MaryEllen Reider On Destigmatizing Women's Health

The father-daughter duo co-founded the brand and has since generated a passionate, dedicated community of women.

MaryEllen Reider

I was lucky enough to meet MaryEllen Reider over a decade ago as a fellow freshman in college. Since then, I had the luxury of being able to witness her evolution from the faithful companion I went to my first job fair with to the woman who is now a pioneer in destigmatizing the portrayal of women's reproductive health.

Keep Reading... Show less

My favorite Editor was feeling under the weather yesterday. All I wanted was to make her a vegan iced matcha latte. With distance forbidding it, I instead decided to write up this quick, easy recipe. I made it to be vegan and organic for optimal health benefits.

Matcha green tea is made from grounded green tea leaf and it comes with the most antioxidant boost ever.

Keep Reading... Show less

This coffee brand is USDA organic. Newman's Own Keurig coffee flavors are all organic. They have French Roast, Decaf, and a Special Blend. I'm in a committed relationship with the French Roast flavor. The smell alone from dispensing 1 cup of coffee sets a whole cafe jazz vibe.

I'm already relaxed when I smell the coffee all ready for dressing. The way I make my coffee is simple and sweet, literally. I add a spoon of organic brown sugar and a splash of organic almond vanilla milk. This cup of coffee has changed my life forever. I have never been so productive in my life and I truly believe it's because the coffee is organic.

Keep Reading... Show less

These organic, cruelty-free skincare products are great for hot, sweaty summers. I use them every day, so you will find my honest opinion about them all. I highly recommend using organic products because they are least likely to be harmful to your body.

This may seem like an extra step when it comes to your beauty routine, but it's really easy. These 5 products could be the start of your next beauty venture.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments