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Community Level 7karimkha

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A FALLING STAR: Enough is Enough! Review with images

AdvantagesIs Jade Goody an advantage? ok..raising an awareness maybe?

DisadvantagesSeeing more of Jade and it can affect the kids in the future.

"...This woman became a Reality TV star . . . a celebrity, and the most talked about person during her (brave) battle with cancer and after her death; we must admit that she climbed the fame ladder in a very short period and became one of the most annoying and most hated celebrities for years! To get the full picture of her life and some of her irresponsible actions, let’s start from the very beginning and we will see if there is anything different ..." Read review
18.04.2009

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If this is the Current Issue that says a lot about society... Review with images

AdvantagesIf enough people want a film made then it does make sense to make it

DisadvantagesJade's life does not warrant a film being made about it IMHO

"Since Ciao introduced its ‘Current Issue’ competition there hasn’t been a topic which has caught my attention enough to make me write a review. Of course I did participate in the Product of the Week competition when it was about a Cadbury ‘Cumble’ Crunch bar, but that’s just another story completely… It’s funny really that the first topic to grab my attention is the discussion of whether Jade Goody’s life warrants a film being made about it. Not ..." Read review
16.04.2009

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Reality TV has a lot to answer for Review with images

AdvantagesNone that I can think of (apart from Max Clifford' wallet getting bigger)

DisadvantagesWhere do I start?

"...exactly? The infamous star of reality TV show ‘Big Brother’, she shot to fame for being stupid, and rather unstupidly cashed in on this popularity and reportedly making a million pound from spin off TV shows, perfume launches, book deals (the irony being that she would never actually read her own stuff) and the like. So, after an unexpected rise to fame, a few years later, she returned to her ‘home’ on the celebrity version of the reality show. Thus ..." Read review
27.04.2009

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A no-brainer

AdvantagesCould illuminate some issues

DisadvantagesOver-exposure

"...to make social comment on reality TV and the nature of celebrity today (although these issues will certainly have to be addressed). So let’s look at some prerequisites of a good film: 1. A good, even improbable, story, preferably rags-to-riches, involving not a simple upward trajectory but plenty of setbacks as well. Family problems are a bonus. 2. The emotions of the audience should be thoroughly engaged with both comic and tragic episodes and gut-wrenching ..." Read review
19.04.2009

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Community Level 3runningman77

runningman77

No, no, no, no! Review with images

AdvantagesGiving people more of the celebrity froth which they crave

DisadvantagesThe way we celebrate mediocrity is shameful.

"FIRSTLY: For someone to die during the prime of their life is a tragedy. Hundreds of people suffer from terminal illness every year, affect countless loved ones who care for them and are bereaved afterwards. My sympathy would especially go out to all the children who have prematurely lost a parent, it must be a tremendous psychological torment one could not remotely imagine. Took a while chewing over what I felt was wrong with all the news coverage ..." Read review
03.04.2009

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Community Level 9Amy69

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Do I think its a 'Goody' idea? Review with images

Advantagesraises awareness, captures her life, achievement for proud family, creation of strong characters

DisadvantagesIt is not given enough support

"...Big Brother Three, a British reality TV show. Since then she went on to having her own TV show with her hair salon, Uglys, as well as releasing an autobiography, perfumes and various other 'Goody' merchandise. She was quite successful, and even after accusations were cast that she made racist remarks towards Big Brother 2007, house mate Shilpa Shetty, managed to rise back up quite quickly (and while we're on that matter, I do personally believe that ..." Read review
31.03.2009

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No Way

Advantagesnone

Disadvantagesplenty

"...Lurching from a pathetic TV reality show into even more media hype. If ever there were a time when we should reflect on our ever apparently increasing passion with celebrity status this is it. I have every sympathy with her family’s loss, and I wouldn’t for a second have wished this upon her, but did we really need to have it stuffed in our faces on a daily basis. I just cannot understand what all the fuss is about. She certainly wasn’t anyone special ..." Read review
06.04.2009

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Community Level 5amyloop

amyloop

Jade - Our girl Review with images

AdvantagesRaise awareness and celebrate her life

DisadvantagesExploit her family and other cancer sufferers

"...say good bye to the reality TV star for the last time. A lot of roads have been closed and since yesterday the paparazzi have been scouring the area and setting up their equipment so that they get a good view of the event which is now being referred to as a circus, so much so that her 4 and 5 year old sons have been taken to the other side of the world to escape the frenzy. All this surely must indicate that we all want a film made of her, we surely ..." Read review
04.04.2009

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Could be a Goody Idea, but Probably Won't be Done Well.

AdvantagesCould be a worthy film

DisadvantagesWill most likely be a badly made film

"...the gossip magazines and TV reality show cameras following virtually every move she made and willing to pay handsomely for the privilege. In her personal life, she experienced the joy of becoming a mother, before suffering heartbreak and having to deal with a partner who, like her father, ended up as a criminal. So, this is a life with love, heartbreak, fame and money, a battle against the odds and against a serious illness. All it needs to finish ..." Read review
26.04.2009

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Community Level 4fg4f

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Not so Goody Review with images

AdvantagesI don't feel a film brings much advantage to a 'story' that has been so heavily covered.

DisadvantagesDoes anyone think about how this affects her sons?

"...who found fame on a reality show called Big Brother in 2002. I'd say a lot of people didn't really like her at first, as in the UK there is no shortage of pointless celebrities. She was seen as a joke because of her ignorance and her bad English. She appeared in a Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, at this point a lot of people didn't really see her as a worthy celebrity still, she appeared to ruin her 'career' on this show as she came across quite racist. ..." Read review
15.04.2009

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Community Level 7missy0303

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Not sure a film is what her family need!

AdvantagesOnly advantage would be to give proceeds to cancer research

Disadvantagesfamily needs time to grieve, public is fed up of media attention already.

"...on to front her own reality programme, about opening a beauty salon (Ugli’s) and became quite the businesswoman although not one I could ever take seriously to be honest. She then went on to launch her autobiography in 2006, and also endorsed her first perfume called Shh…The perfume did well, although personally not to my tastes. In 2007 Jade was asked to go into the Big Brother house again, for Celebrity Big Brother 5. This time she went in with ..." Read review
07.04.2009

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Community Level 2salmonchap...

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A film of Jade's life would be pointless and sad.

AdvantagesCould possibly raise more awareness

DisadvantagesWe have already seen her life, with more drama and detail than any film could show.

"...public consciousness by entering a reality television show and her actions being televised non-stop and "highlights" being broadcast to the public every night for what seemed like way too long. There she polarised opinions and angered many. The tabloids who have been so sympathetic to her in the time leading up to her death, called her a "vile pig", but have since neglected to mention this. Since her walking out of the big brother house, she hasn't ..." Read review
11.04.2009

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The Underclass Diana? Review with images

AdvantagesA role model?

DisadvantagesAn underclass role model

"...seem prime candidates for a reality show one day. Jade Goody, of course, never had that privilege, her story the McCann's in reverse, her life abducted by the celebrity that eventually killed her. She courted publicity she could never handle from day one and also paid the price, as if the cancer eating her away inside of her was celebrity itself rejecting her unglamarous looks in disgust that she got this far. Beautiful people are famous and not ..." Read review
07.09.2009

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Jade Goody's life story

AdvantagesCannot think of advantages a film would have.

DisadvantagesHer life has been played out too much.

"...from her own perfume, other reality shows, her autobiography, as well as other projects. She was not scared of work, but I think a lot of it stemmed from her childhood - because she had such a bad one, she wanted to put finance behind her so her life could become easier. This was even more so when she gave birth to her two boys. It was easy to see that she wanted the best for them. Unfortunately, Jade made a bad career choice when she re-entered ..." Read review
02.04.2009

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Community Level 5hollywoodmum

hollywoodmum

The Girl Did Goody

Advantagesa facinating life

Disadvantagessad ending

"...breed of celebrity spawned from reality T.V's show. The thing about Jade is while the rest of the Big Brother competiors faded away into the back ground Jade was never out of the limelight for long. She was a favourite in all the celeb gossip magazines turning up to the opening of a paper bag etc, but behind the scenes she had began training as a beautician and opened her own salon Ugly's. After this Jade went on to appear in at least another 5 (i ..." Read review
15.04.2009

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