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This video souvenir saluting teeny pop princess and Grammy winner (as Best New Artist) Christina Aguilera is a textbook example of the hybrid documentary format that's proving de rigeur for recording artists courting the burgeoning teen and pre-teen audience. Shot on videotape and mixing backstage atmosphere, between-shows conversations, interview clips, and fan testimonials with music videos, Genie Gets Her Wish offers the same sort of cheerfully uncritical portrait accorded Aguilera's peers including the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, and Britney Spears in their own video valentines.
Like Spears (who's conspicuously invoked as both friend and former New Mouseketeer colleague), Aguilera combines a curiously old-fashioned show-biz work ethic with a contemporary persona that intoxicates young teen boys, inspires young girls, and likely triggers mild anxiety attacks for some parents. No father can watch this profile's footage of prepubescent girls wiggling along to the singer's signature hit, "Genie in a Bottle," with its sly entendres ("You've got to rub me the right way...") and not ponder the meaning of innocence in the 21st century. Moms likewise may want to find a hotline to help counsel their daughters on the dangers of blue eyeliner abuse and excessive blow-drying.
However, even jaded boomers and Gen-X ironists may have a hard time ignoring Aguilera's outsized vocal gifts. While it's sobering to hear her cite such "old-timers" as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as influences, it's beguiling when the 18-year-old gamine, accompanied by her RCA Records executive angel, Ron Fair, leaps into an impromptu performance of the Etta James classic "At Last." If the lyric seems precocious coming from Aguilera's bee-stung lips, that voice warrants the choice, offering a tantalizing glimpse of what could happen if she successfully navigates beyond the frothier waters of teen pop to more mature music. --Sam Sutherland --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This 84-minute documentary with music includes a photo gallery, chapter selections, and special Web links exclusive to the DVD edition.
it contains quality work. It combines the creativity and uniqueness of the makers.Published on April 3 2004 by Jay-r Amante
This is a brillant dvd. Its got all of her best songs from her 1st self titled album. This is fdar better than britany spears dvd. I give this 5 stars well worth the money. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003 by niamh
This DVD is really good. It"s very informative. It features great interwievs. You will find out whatever you want about her. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2002
I've watched this DVD many times, and each time I discover a new awesome fact about Christina. Christina talks to you about her life, narrating the 84 min. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2001 by "roxyluve"
This video is a must-see if you are interested deeply into Christina Aguilera. It isn't one of those cheesy Unathorized videos, but instead has Christina Aguilera narating it and... Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2001 by RoXy
Genie gets her wish is a movie about the talented CHRISTINA AGUILERA, but with this video it puts her back in Britney's shadow. Read morePublished on March 18 2001 by MOVIE_NUT74@HOTMAIL.COM
Christina Agilera got her wish all wishes must of came true?It seams like all she wanted came true!You must have the CD of her if you dont you are missing out on GREAT FUN! Read morePublished on Dec 31 2000 by Jessica
This video was great! I needed a Christina video for a school report and it helped me so much. It showed her personality and what she's really like. Also the music video was great! Read morePublished on Dec 28 2000 by princess 13