October 28, 2009
Posted: 12:36 PM ET
It's impossible to have just one reaction to the new Michael Jackson documentary, "This Is It." Every scene in the film – which chronicles the star's rehearsals for his proposed comeback – brings on a bottleneck of emotions, from sadness to exhilaration, promise to loss.
How could it not, considering the film recreates the preparation for something that never happened, starring someone who's no longer here?
In that sense, "This Is It" operates as much like a mystery story as a documentary, raising a series of nagging questions:
We'll never have the answer to any of those questions. But at least the evidence left by this 111 minute documentary definitively ends one nagging notion: That Jackson entered this venture cynically or without proper preparation.
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