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Review: 'Katy Perry: All of Me'

We’ve seen this kind of docu-mercial before, most recently from Justin Bieber in the 2011 film “Never Say Never.” That was a 3-D film loaded with vibrant concert footage that documented Bieber’s rise from small-town, single-parent life to the dizzying heights of international fame. As that narrative progressed, Bieber was cast as a vulnerable, well-mannered kid who is loyal to his mother and childhood friends, humbled and untarnished by the spoils of fame. It had the tone of a slick, flattering biopic broadcast before a presidential candidate is presented at a political convention. “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” opening Thursday,...