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  • Eddie Williams

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Review

Today, I'm reviewing Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping ,produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, who are well known for writing small comedy sketches. Popstar casts Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Tim Meadows, Sarah Silverman, and dozens of other well known actors, actresses and musicians. So childhoods friends Connor (Andy Samberg), Owen (Jorma Taccone) and Lawrence (Akiva Schaffer) found fame and fortune after they ended up forming a hip hop pop group called the Style Boys. After an altercation ends with the break up of the group due to money/fame hungry Connor, he decides to go solo to continue keeping his fame and fortunes to himself. While filming a documentary about his life on top, his 2nd solo album ends up flopping. Everything starts to come crashing down on him as the world watches. Now when I saw the trailer to this, I thought it looked ridiculous, stupid and simply a pointless movie. It looked like another failed attempt of a comedy film starring your typical unfunny SNL cast that I seriously can't stand and really don't find funny in a majority of today's comedy films. I was right. This film was really dull as shit. I did laugh at some parts, but overall this film is NOT funny. Honestly, I found it very annoying. It was a horrible knockoff of decent comedy musician films like Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox story and Get him to the Greek. This film is packed with ALOT of famous actors, actresses and musicians who are playing as themselves in this film which was ok. They shot it like a documentary off of MTV that follows stars and their daily life. I guess you can say that concept is ok, but man, Andy Samberg annoyed the shit out of me throughout this movie. Throughout most of this film, I had to ask myself what was even the point in making this movie. A lot of scenes felt like they didn't even go with one another. At times, it felt like there were just a bunch of stand alone scenes all shoved into a movie kind of like how Inappropriate Comedy's scenes were done. It was hard to comprehend where the hell this film was going. I don't get the weird stupid new SNL shtick we see in this film and in other films like Tammy and The Boss. I have a great sense of humor, but fart jokes, pretending to be stupid by falling down, getting hurt and screaming like idiots isn't funny at all. This was a terrible movie. I will not be watching this again and I won't recommend it personally. The only pros I have for this film are the cameos, some parts that made me laugh and the documentary feel of it. I'm giving this a 4/10.

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