Not Just a Girl


Action / Biography / Documentary / Music

IMDb Rating 7.0 10 1003

Plot summary

July 26, 2022 at 03:08 AM


Joss Crowley

Top cast

Bo Derek as Self
Shania Twain as Self
Lionel Richie as Self
Avril Lavigne as Self
720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
813.89 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
P/S 3 / 7
1.63 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
P/S 3 / 26

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kosmasp 9 / 10

Of course not: she feels like a woman!

No pun intended and I am almost surprised the documentary didn't go with the song title. But the documentary is not focused on that one song (also she has quite a few hits under her belt). It is about her upbringing and how she evolved in the music industry. What her parents meant to her and how she broke through - what was expected of her mixed with where she saw herself.

It had been quite a while since I had her on my radar, but her influence on music is not to be disputed! And the documentary is clearly showing it. Now give me a Sheryl Crowe documentary too! She deserves one too for sure. Female music power ftw! Of course she gets compliments and nods from other celebrities and musicians ... a quite short documentary but one very well researched.

Reviewed by severe_lady 9 / 10

Pretty good watch

I really liked this documentary. I am not a huge fan of Shania, I like most of her music and having time to kill I decided to give it a go. After watching Not Just A Girl, I have a lot more respect for her given all that life has thrown her way and how she managed to overcome it. You go Shania!!!

Reviewed by paul-allaer 5 / 10

Strictly by the numbers bio-documentary

As "Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl" (2022 release; 88 min) opens, various talking heads are heaping praise on Twain. "She was a trailblazer across musical styles", comments one (correctly). We then go back in time to "Timmins, Ontario" where Shania grew up and at a young age (just 8) started performing in bars... At this point we are 10 min into the movie.

Couple of comments: this bio-documentary is directed by Joss Crowley, who has done a number of other music documentaries (involving Elvis Costello, Hall & Oates, and others). Here he looks back at the amazing rise of Shania Twain, who out of nowhere (and after a failed 1993 debut album) then released 3 albums in a row that each went diamond (more than 10 million copies sold): The Woman In Me (1995), Come On Over (1997) and Up! (2002), and then pretty much disappeared into thin air for the next decade plus. This documentary is completely straight forward and strictly by the numbers. Twain's musical and personal partnership with Mutt Lange, coincidentally or not starting with The Woman In Me, is of course mentioned but otherwise not reviewed in depth or otherwise questioned (Lange was 17 years her senior). Also not clear is why exactly Twain decided to move to Nashville in the early 90s. Bottom line: this bio-documentary is entirely free from any controversy, and as it happens also (or perhaps more accurately, hence) lacks much new insight as to the phenom that Shania Twain was. I saw Twain in concert just once, when she came to Cincinnati on her Up! Tour in 2004. The arena was sold out, and she put on a thoroughly professional "well oiled machine" performance.

"Shania Twain: Not Just A Girl" recently premiered on Netflix, and I just watched it the other night. If you are a fan of Shania Twain, be it a die-hard or, like me, just a casual fan, I'd readily suggest you check out this documentary, albeit with expectations in check, and draw your own conclusion.

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BobCas581 July 29, 2022 at 07:30 am

Shania Twain's real name is NOT Samantha Clemons, it is Eilleen Regina Edwards and after adoption. Eilleen Regina Twain

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lickface July 28, 2022 at 02:29 am

Did you know her real name is Samantha Clemons?

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Plazmatics July 27, 2022 at 06:38 am

Over promoted medicore singer who can't read or write music,pathetic like Justin Bieber and only talent is she is a gold digger,a waste of space and skin.

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Wednesdaymad July 27, 2022 at 12:30 am

My friend was her guitarist in 1999-2000. Nicer to look at than talk to or be with.

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antiwesley July 26, 2022 at 08:15 pm

It sounds horrible to say this, but this feels like it could be an issue of Playboy. I want to read the articles, but I'm more getting it for the pictorials.

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3inchsteel July 26, 2022 at 08:07 pm

I can see it now... 2000 years into the future, archeologists dig up her bones. "Dr.! This one appears to be a female, but not just female, but something MOAR!!!"

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g90814 July 26, 2022 at 07:23 pm

@meathmoth... you just had to mention him lol

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morning_glow July 26, 2022 at 06:39 am

the best thing about being a woman, is you can have pen15 in 2022 and call yourself a woman.

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MeathMoth July 26, 2022 at 03:40 am

Where is DixonCider? He usually can't wait to share his insightful commentary with us. And here we have a movie about a female doing stuff. How woke. Perhaps it blew his little mind.