MONTREAL (AFP) – Celine Dion’s brother and sister have trashed the offbeat biopic Aline: The Voice Of Love, impressed by the singer’s rise from youngster stardom to queen of soppy rock and set to be launched in theatres in her native Canada on Friday (Nov 26).
“I do not recognise the language, I do not recognise my household, I do not recognise our roots,” Ms Claudette Dion, the Grammy Award winner’s sister, instructed common Quebec radio present, La Semaine Des 4 Julie, on Tuesday.
She and brother Michel Dion, who appeared as visitors on the present, mentioned the “humour misses the mark”, a number of scenes “went too far” they usually accused Valerie Lemercier, who directs and stars within the movie, of wildly distorting their well-known sibling’s life and persona.
“My mom by no means spoke like that to Rene (Celine’s husband), and Celine by no means wished for something. We cross for a gang of classless grumps,” she commented.
Mr Rene Angelil was Celine Dion’s supervisor from 1981, when she was 12 years outdated and he was 38, till two years earlier than he died on the age of 73 in 2016. They married in 1994.
Critics at Cannes the place the movie had its world premier in July had been divided over whether or not this unpretentious account of the Canadian megastar was a “honest and transferring homage” or “so pointless as a movie which you can solely see it as an extravagant piece of conceptual artwork”.
The film-makers mentioned then that they tweaked the star’s title to Aline Dieu to offer them some wriggle room over the small print of her story, although claimed it hews intently to Dion’s actual life and songs.
“The movie we noticed, Claudette and I, is just not precisely what we anticipated,” mentioned Mr Dion, who has accompanied Dion on tour for 30 years as a stage supervisor.
“That is not our life,” added Ms Claudette Dion, seated subsequent to him on the studio.
On Sunday, Lemercier revealed to the native tv speak present Tout Le Monde En Parle that she had by no means met Celine Dion, however has change into a giant fan.
The 57-year-old actress-director mentioned she tried to make the movie “touching and humorous like her.”
“I hope she is going to see the care we now have all taken to pay tribute to her,” she mentioned, including that she hoped “that sooner or later she is going to see it and that it’s going to please her”.
Dion, 53, postponed a brand new Las Vegas residency in October, saying she has been affected by “extreme and protracted muscle spasms” which have prevented her from rehearsing for the present.