Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
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Move over Spinal Tap, now for Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping! Okay, okay, you can't really push This Is Spinal Tap to the side, but Popstar is a worthy, far more silly, entry in the music mockumentry genre, trading on the pop music culture of the last 20 years. Andy Samberg is a lot of fun as the conceited, sheltered protagonist, and he surrounded by an amiable cast and lots of cameos from real music celebs, both as themselves (showing a welcome ability to laugh at themselves and their industry) and in amusing bit parts. The movie only infrequently seems to forget it's a documentary (though celebs of this nature would probably not notice the camera after a while), but the production (video and live show) of the foul-mouthed, wrong-headed songs is a highlight. Final test: Did I laugh? Yes, a heck of a lot. The targets of the satire are easy pickings, but by pushing the ridiculous (no way you mistake this for a real documentary and end up marrying Christopher Guest), the movie offers more than those easy targets.
Was very suspicious about watching it but ended up loving it.
Lots of laughs and great satire about pop stars and celebrities in general.
Probably one of the funniest films I've ever seen with the catchiest music I've ever heard. But droned on a little to long, and had quite a lot of scenes that didn't really make all to much sense. But dude... so worth it for those songs.
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