By Gregory Crofton
Director Guy Guido is an unabashed fan of this American icon and it shows in his film, an engaging mix of documentary and drama that reveals what went on with the young, vulnerable Madonna before she became a superstar.
Madonna moved from her hometown of Detroit to New York City in the late 70s with the goal of becoming a professional dancer. Plans changed and she fell in with a group of artists who helped her develop into a songwriter and singer, which led her first hit single “Everybody” and a solo deal with Sire Records in 1982.
Guido discovered the actress who plays Madonna in the film, Jamie Auld, while she worked part-time at a New York City donut shop. Perfect for the part, Auld’s likeness helps blur the line between the documentary and dramatic scenes in a way that serves the story well.
“Madonna and the Breakfast Club” is streaming now on Amazon Prime and available to buy or rent.