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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
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06.01.2011 By: Jaci Selby
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Director:
John M. Chu

Actors:
Justin Bieber
Usher Raymond
Jaden Smith

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A behind-the-scenes look at Justin Bieber's upbringing in a small town in Canada in a single-parent home and his rise to fame, culminating in a sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden.

IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Imagine the longest episode of "MTV Diary" ever, that's basically this film. I'm not gonna lie, I had never even heard a Justin Bieber song before I watched this documentary. Turns out, I'm in the minority. Here he is, selling out Madison Square Garden.

While this is a movie about Justin Bieber, it is obviously FOR his fans. There's several fan-service scenes that are totally dumb and confusing unless you are, in fact, a Justin Bieber fan. There's also some scenes that are a bit awkward in 2D as they are obviously shot for when the film was in theaters. ( A slow-motion montage of the kid's hair? The shit is this?) However, one scene that is sweet is a montage of fan videos. I mean, a SERIOUS montage. Im talking thousands of videos. To be honest, what better thrill for a fan to see herself in the Justin Bieber movie? There's also some tender moments where young girls are surprised with tickets to his sold-out show, or moved up to the front row, or the especially lucky girl who is pulled up onstage to be serenaded. These girls' faces are absolutely priceless and you just cant hate the kid. I've had the misfortune of being a preteen girl, so to see someone truly light up their lives like this is endearing to me. So sue me.

Hate the kid all you want, he's incredibly talented and he works hard. I'm not a huge fan of his music, but it's obvious here that the kid is dedicated. It cant be easy to perform on his schedule, away from home, and also finish high school on a tour bus. It catches up, as his health and voice begin to falter from fatigue, a reminder to his fanbase that he is human. It's sold as a thank-you to his fans, but its a brilliant marketing and money-making concept. Provide the fans with a concert-like experience without the finite amount of ticket sales.

THE EXTRAS
Concert Dance-Off: Pretty self-explanatory. A dance-off featuring Justin's back-up dancers. Some of these guys flat-out defy physics.

Favorite Girl: Justin sits in a giant steel heart and sings. Skip it.

RIP Hair Flip: Justin cuts his hair. Apparently this is a big deal. Seriously, its just him getting his hair cut. Why the hell this is a bonus feature is beyond me.

Giving Back: Justin's manager goes out and gives tickets away to fans who weren't able to get in. Damn these ovaries of mine, I thought this was pretty damn adorable. Lots of tears and hugs. One little girl got ripped off by a scalper, and was surprised with 5th row tickets. Two girls get so excited, they tackle the cameraman.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
This was probably overwhelming for his fans to see in 3D. To release this in theaters was genius. Not every fangirl can afford tickets, or get to a show, so this must've been the next best thing for them. For his fans, its a must-see. For the rest of us? Eh. Maybe an interesting watch for the behind-the-scenes look at a massive concert tour production? Maybe? (The Madison Square Garden climax is definitely star-studded) I'm going to give it two stars, as its a well-shot film, and for fans, its definitely a big deal (Ther'es some pretty digital effects that were probably pretty neat in 3D) However, that's for his FANS. To the layperson, this might only be "interesting" and certainly not worth a repeat viewing.
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12:02PM on 06/01/2011
Didn't read the review but when I saw someone here had to review this....I just wanted to give out my heartfelt sympathies for having to endure it.
Didn't read the review but when I saw someone here had to review this....I just wanted to give out my heartfelt sympathies for having to endure it.
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3:48PM on 06/01/2011
Nice. Me too! :P
Nice. Me too! :P
3:19PM on 06/01/2011
haha...I just came to do the same thing
haha...I just came to do the same thing

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