Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping


Action / Comedy / Drama / Music / Musical

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Imogen Poots as Ashley
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Emma Stone as Claudia Cantrell
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Andy Samberg as Conner
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630.32 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
P/S 2 / 6
1.31 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
P/S 1 / 20

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Reviewed by FlashCallahan9 / 10

That's a third of the way to Mars......

Same erg is one of those actors whom is relatively unknown here in the UK. And to be honest, the most famous thing he's probably famous for on the shores of the UK is the Sandler Movie That's my Boy.

But if you go a little deeper into his body of work, his movies are consistently funny, full of pop culture references, and with Schaffer at the helm, we not only have a wonderful satire on the state of celebrity with cameos from a plethora of stars whom are not ashamed to be self deprecating, we also have one of the funniest films of the year.

But the most ingenious thing about the movie is that you can't point the finger to which celebrity the writers are parodying.

One would instantly say Bieber, given the title. But Connor4Real isn't really a hateful character, in fact, he's just a product of the system, and has been spoon fed everything he has been given since his fame.

But when his second album fails, the cracks begin to show for him, so he becomes desperate to save his popularity, and goes to the extreme to do so.

It all sounds very much like Get Him To The Greek, and while movie too is funny, and from the house of Apatow also, Popstar just has that left-field wit about it.

For example, the equal rights song is funny anyway, with Connor stating every second that he is straight, but then it goes over the top in the right way, showing a copy of Predator, and him randomly saying Hot Wings, to not let his millions of adoring fans that he is a full blooded male.

And every celebrity cliché is thrown into the mix. From stupid product decisions, to relationships for the sake of status, rather than love. It sounds pretty perfunctory stuff, but it's handled in a way that doesn't treat the audience as they would need a joke explaining to them, the writers treat them with a bit of intelligence.

And this is from a movie where Seal gets not only attacked by wolves, but states that he's been in that situation before.

The references come thick and fast, and in my opinion the Tony? Scene is one of the funniest scenes of the year.

Like most comedies that are original and fire all cannons to begin with, it runs out of steam before the end, but then they have a secret weapon up, their sleeves......

Michael Bolton.

Highly original, consistently funny, but treating the audience in a way that most comedies don't do these days (Dirty Grandpa, Bad Neighbours 2),Popstar: NSNS is as stupid as it is brilliant.

Well worth seeing

Reviewed by MartinHafer9 / 10

Very offensive....very funny and perceptive.

I am not in the target audience for "Popstar", as I am a guy in my 50s who has no interest in rap or anything written after about 1985. So, the fact that I enjoyed this is something...isn't it?!

In many ways, this film is very much like "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" as well as "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"....along with a heaping helping of pop music and rap. Just like Ricky Bobby, Conner (Andy Samberg) goes from the top of the game to total loser very quickly...and only by learning humility and appreciating his friends can he once again be on top. And, like "Walk Hard", it's a mockumentary about the music industry...and it's very crude at times and has some genitalia. It is NOT a film for kids, that's for sure!

Overall, it's a clever an perceptive film...making fun of the stupid antics MANY modern musicians engage in as well as tickling your funny bone in the process. Enjoyable and worth seeing...provided you are an adult and have a relatively high threshold for the offensive.

Reviewed by Horst_In_Translation6 / 10

Works okay as a parody

"Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" is an American movie from last year in the English language. At slightly over 80 minutes, it is a relatively short film and it was made by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. These three also play core characters in here, especially Golden Globe winner Samberg. It is a mix of comedy and music, but really mostly comedy as it makes me a bit sad that what we hear in here is considered music. At least it is just a spoof of what people consider pop music in the 21st century, which is equally depressing though. Anyway, this is the story of an ambitious singer who splits up with his band and tries to become famous on his own, so basically something that happened many times, but rarely worked out as well as it did for Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé for example. The former also has a brief cameo in here like many many others as well, people from the music industry like Usher, Ringo Starr or Mariah Carey who basically play themselves in here.

I think this SNL trio came up overall with an entertaining film here. The title already gives away that this is basically spoofing the careers of "real" musicians in the pop music industry these days and from this perspective, the outcome is acceptable. However, the consequence is as well that Samberg (and the rest) can go outrageously over the top and justify it all by being satire. I am not sure how much I like the idea, but it is certainly a smart one as this way they made sure we do not recognize Samberg's mediocre (actually almost non-existing) talent when it comes to serious acting. The film lives through funny scenes and comments and really all the spoof elements. Actress Imogen Poots has one of the best lines in her very brief appearance here. So yeah, expect smart writing, but not really good acting here. Poots is one of very few occasions of actually pretty talented performers. All in all, it's an okay little movie, but nothing really that should be on anybody's top of the year list. Thumbs up.

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