Author: Andrew Morten
Being in the minority of those who are not Angelina Jolie worshippers, I found Morton’s biography supporting my already highly skeptical view of the over-hyped mega-star. Morton scrapes away the layers of facade Ms. Jolie presents to her adoring public in order to expose her damaged, messy and manipulative core. Hardcore Jolie supporters will no doubt find Morton’s “take no prisioners” writing distasteful – and perhaps it is: deliciously distasteful.
Getting the dirt on Angelina was fun – but the majority of the details exposed were not shocking or unheard of. The more interesting information lies in the detailed histories of the supporting players. Morton does a superb job digging into the past and serving up intimate details into the lives of her immediate family (mother: Marcheline. Father: Jon Voight. Brother: James Haven). He clearly draws out the family tree and the timelines which made those before her who they were and set the stage her for her and her issues. I can tell you this: mom and dad do not come out in a sympathetic light.
In the end, you’re money could be used more wisely elsewhere. The enjoyment payoff does not match the 25$ price tag. Rent it or skip it.