Halftime review: Jennifer Lopez’s journey to become a versatile icon deserves all the recognition

Peace. Jennifer Lopez at halftime. kr. Netflix © 2022

in an intimate timelapse of 2019

to mock her infamous 2000 Gramm’s plunging Versace dress (the dress that kickstarted Google Images) at every opportunity

In the opener, we travel back to July 2019 (24 July to be exact) which marked the icon’s 50th anniversary -directed by Amanda Micheli-

after revealing her struggle for those around her to take her seriously as an artist and a woman

Even from a young age, the singer was filled with self-doubt after members of her own family failed to identify her as an artist, a thought that seemingly haunted her during the peak of her career.

Of course, the star reflected on her upbringing in the Bronx, and while 20 years later many of us are still humming and singing along to her 2002 hit Jenny from the block, the documentary paid tribute to her roots in a beautiful yet heartbreaking way.

JLo kindly takes us behind the scenes of her stripper crime drama Hustlers – which also featured Constance Wu, Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart – and aside from the enviable core strength, the Marry Me actress’s resilience in challenging the ongoing inequality quite remarkable in Hollywood.

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Despite being described as her “best work since 2002,” those close to her were stunned by her Oscar snub Golden Globe nod, to which she intended to dedicate her monumental win to those around her.

The fandom was outraged, critics were stunned and now we know how hard it was for the actress too.

While we’re all watching someone like Jennifer always beat everything in sight, the build-up to the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show was anything but easy.

While the Get Right musician and Colombian singer Shakira took the snake down with their epic routine, their main goal was not to put on a good show, but to honor the Latin community during the height of Donald Trump’s reign as president.

Viewers may be surprised to learn that Jennifer wasn’t immediately sold on the idea of ​​two artists headlining the highly anticipated annual event.

Although Jennifer made her mark on the Hollywood scene after she played the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla in the 1997 biopic,

“It was hard, I just had a really low self-esteem,” she sobbed in the trailer. “I really had to find out who I was and believe in that and believe in nothing else.”

The pioneering achievements of the star as

While she was a positive role model to her children Emme and Maximilian

as far as even her fiancé Ben Affleck was concerned

Throughout the documentary, we see the struggle for her voice amid diva accusations to the tabloids hailing her “the serial bride,” nearly all of which forced the star to walk away.

While there are times when it rushes from one topic to the next, you’ll find yourself hanging on to every word from Jennifer

And as she said, “It’s just the beginning.”

Halftime will be available on Netflix from June 14.

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