Saturday, July 13, 2013

Lana Del Rey - "The Greatest Story Never Told" DVD

Shallow biog of pop goddess

Guilty pleasure admission time. I really liked Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" album. But this unauthorized documentary seemed shady from the start. Pop phenom Del Rey (aka Lizzie Grant) has only had one full album release, and already she has her "life story" committed to release? And it's not even a very interesting tale.

"The Greatest Story" could easily be subtitled "The Greatest Swindle", as this entire DVD clocks in at a skimpy 32 minutes. Most of it is taken from a couple of European interviews (both of which are apparently taken from youtube), in which Del Rey is given time to explain her motivations, directions, and inspirations. There's just not much there to explain or reveal, though.

Avoid this dishonest, opportunistic release. Only the most die-hard of Lana Del Rey fans will want any part of this shallow and lackluster release.

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