Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
I’m back for the moment with a good one! Are you big fan of the Lonely Island like me? Because if so you’re going to love this. Lonely Island team, Andy Samberg (Celeste & Jesse Forever, Hotel Transylvania, I Love You Man), Jorma Taccone (Land of the Lost, Role Models) and Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod) star in a documentary spoof about a boy band that splits when one of them rises to fame.
Andy plays Conner the sweet but very egotistical pop star Conner4Real who is just about to come out with his new record. His entourage enlists of best friend/DJ Owen played by Jorma, his publicist Paula played by Sarah Silverman (A million Ways to Die in the West, Wreck-It-Ralph, Take This Waltz), his manager Harry, played by Tim Meadows (Mean Girls, Grown Ups 2, Semi Pro) and the rest of his team that each have their unique and individual job to help Conner “look dope”. The story begins telling of Conner’s start with the boy band The Style Boyz with Jorma and ex member Lawerence played bitterly by Akiya. We also learn of the reason the band broke up and why Conner4Real is now the biggest artist out there. The documentary follows the music videos, concerts and promotions that lead up to Conner’s newest album release, which unfortunately does not go too well. Conner finds he has to fight to keep his fame from dwindling, but the harder he tries the worst (and funnier) things seem to get. Is it possible for him to save his music career or will he end up losing much more than just his fame? Ooohh, stakes.
Here’s a fair warning for you: Nearly every scene is a perfectly placed pun. You will laugh your but off. I loved the commentary from the artists such as Carrie Underwood, Usher, Simone Cowell, 50 Cent, Akon, Mariah Carey (how much did they pay her to do this???) and way, way more. It pretty much touches base on all pop star rise to fame documentaries the glamour and the drama behind the scenes and distorts them with hilarious results. The music like all, Lonely Island music, makes you want to listen to the songs over and over and laugh over and over.
Rated R for some graphic nudity, language throughout sexual content and drug use.
Rotten Tomatoes currently has this laugh out loud musical at a 77% fresh! Loving this for a comeback review.
I love going back to the movies and coming back to review it with a positive rave! Feels like forever, but I’m happy to say that this is one for the ages. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a Lonely Island music video, but this movie made me want to go back and YouTube the heck out of them. Music and a good laugh to last you throughout the one hour and twenty six minute time frame. What are you waiting for?