Watch: Oprah Winfrey Sits Down With Beyoncé To Preview Her ‘Life Is But A Dream’ Documentary

BUT, The Reviews are In ... and they're not great

This weekend her holiness Beyoncé of Bootyliciousness will grace us with the world wide premiere of her documentary film Life Is But a Dream (which not only stars Beyoncé but was also directed by Beyoncé) but before we are blessed with the hallowed sight of her film, Bey will sit down with Oprah Winfrey to preview her doc on this week’s episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter. The Big O shares a preview clip of her interview with Queen Bey, which you can check out below. I think it’s safe to assume that Oprah is a big fan of the doc but not everyone is in love with Life Is But a Dream. The New York Times reviewer wasn’t too impressed by Beyoncé‘s documentary film … as evidenced by the review excerpted below.

Oprah sits down with global superstar, multiplatinum artist and 17-time Grammy winner Beyoncé. Tune in to see Beyoncé open up about her documentary, Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream, her daughter, Blue Ivy, and what Jay-Z is like as a father and a husband. Watch Oprah’s interview with Beyoncé on Saturday, February 16, at 8/7c.


And here is a sampling of what The New York Times has to say about Bey‘s doc:

[T]his gauzy, stylish and utterly opaque film that comes off less as an autobiography than a song-and-dance defense brief. There are no witnesses testifying on Beyoncé‘s behalf — she is almost the only person in the film who speaks more than a few words — nor is there any obvious reason someone as popular, recognized and financially rewarded as Beyoncé would feel misunderstood, yet the intent is clear. “Beyoncé: Life Is but a Dream” is as contrived as “Madonna: Truth or Dare,” but probably for good reason it is neither daring nor entirely truthful. It’s an infomercial, not just about Beyoncé’s talent onstage but her authenticity behind the scenes. She is a people-pleasing diva and she wants to keep it that way.

Oh, the Times had a LOT more to say about Life Is But a Dream, you can read the full review HERE. I, personally, am not expecting Citizen Kane from Beyoncé so my expectations are pretty low. Sure, it sounds like this documentary is merely a way for Bey to talk about herself for 2 hours but don’t we want that from the celebs we admire? I’m confident that fans will be satisfied … and haters are gonna hate. I’ll be tuning in this weekend, will you?

[http://tv.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/arts/television/beyonces-documentary-life-is-but-a-dream-on-hbo.html]

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  1. Linnea

    i’m getting sick in here. She’s just putting herself out there just to “please” her fans, but she doesn’t say anything more than she actually have to. She doesn’t mention Dream Girls, where Jennifer was the real star, she makes it real dramatic with “I always battle with: How much do I reveal about myself? How do I keep my humility? “.. I just don’t get good vibes from this one.. I truly love Bey as an artist, but i’m not really positive to this one..

  2. Sumazla

    Oprah Winfrey is a self-absorbed psycho analyst and royal opportunist. This superficial bubbly personality is a shallow person.

  3. I’m watching the Next Chapter now. (This is a crappy comment.)

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