Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland

Watch Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland

  • TV-14
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.1  (1,711)

Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland is a biographical film based on the book "Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in his Final Days," written by two of Jackson's personal bodyguards. The movie tells the story of the King of Pop's final years through the perspective of his personal aide, Bill Whitfield, played by Chad L. Coleman, and his bodyguard, Javon Beard, played by Sam Adegoke.

The film is set in the last three years of Michael Jackson's life, from 2006 to 2009, and it portrays the artist's daily life as he escapes from the public eye in his rented mansion in Las Vegas. The movie shows how Jackson, a man who was so used to the spotlight, struggled to live a normal life while being stalked by the paparazzi and facing a series of personal and financial problems.

Throughout the story, Bill and Javon become Jackson's closest confidants and help him to regain control over his life. They accompany him on trips to Bahrain and Ireland, where he finds some peace and quiet and is able to focus on his children and music.

The film is not only about Michael Jackson's life, but it's also about the relationship between the artist and his two bodyguards. Whitfield and Beard become surrogate fathers to Jackson's children and help him to overcome his drug addiction.

The movie delves into some of the controversies surrounding Michael Jackson's personal life, such as the allegations of sexual abuse against him, but it mostly focuses on his struggles to maintain his privacy and protect his children from the media frenzy that surrounded him.

The film's director, Dianne Houston, did a great job of portraying the last years of Michael Jackson's life with sensitivity and authenticity. The cinematography captures the beauty of Las Vegas and Ireland, while the soundtrack features some of Jackson's most iconic songs, like "Billie Jean" and "Thriller."

Chad L. Coleman's portrayal of Bill Whitfield is particularly noteworthy. He convincingly embodies the character's deep respect and affection for Michael Jackson, as well as his formidable loyalty and determination to help the artist in any way he can. Sam Adegoke also delivers a strong performance as Javon Beard, who struggles to balance his job as a security guard with his emotional attachment to the Jackson family.

Overall, Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland is a moving tribute to the late King of Pop, who, despite all his demons, was a gifted musician and a devoted father. It's a movie that will appeal to Michael Jackson's fans and anyone who is interested in the artist's life and legacy.

Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland is a 2017 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland
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    1 hr 45 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (1,711)