Film Review: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping


Never-Stop-Never-Stopping-Poster_1200_1900_81_sPopstar: Never Stop Never Stopping chronicles the career of Conner4Real, an international pop sensation. After finding success with his hip-hop group The Style Boyz and then branching out with a hit solo album, Conner has hit his first career lull as his second record doesn’t meet critical and sales expectations. With a troubled tour, failed corporate sponsorship and an entourage of “yes men,” Conner faces adversity for seemingly the first time.

With Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping The Lonely Island guys have created what will surely be considered one of the great satires of the music industry, possibly second to the legendary Spinal Tap. The characters and situations can alternate between likeable believability and the utterly ridiculous in a single scene while still keeping the audience engaged with the characters. The writing is also top notch as Popstar is jam packed with so many hilarious jokes and references that I bet I’d have to see the movie a second time to catch them all. Not to mention that since this is a movie about the music industry Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping also features a number of catchy and hilarious songs from its many fictional music acts.

I can’t really discuss much about the film’s plot or cameos because I don’t want to potentially ruin your enjoyment of the movie but I certainly recommend that people check this out. If you are looking for a good funny movie and have either a love or dislike of popstars then you will have fun with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping opens wide in theaters on Friday, June 3.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016); Directors: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone; Starring: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone



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