Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
- 1 hr 45 min
This combination concert film and documentary captures the teen sensation from his childhood to his first Madison Square Garden performance. Filmed in 2010, the movie shows Bieber in the 10 days leading up to his largest concert audience, from his time on the tour bus studying his homework, to his rehearsals with the dancers and musicians from the show. In spite of the glamour and celebrity of his daily life, Bieber seems to be a refreshingly normal kid who happens to be a superstar. Originally released in 3D, the film includes dazzling musical performances from Beiber and a slew of guest stars including Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith and Sean Kingston. Interspersed with the show business side of his current life, the movie documents his background. His mother, Patricia, became pregnant at 17 and raised Justin with the help of her mother and stepfather. Childhood photos, early videos and interviews with family and friends illustrate his early musical ability and natural charm. After Patricia posts one of Bieber’s talent contest performances on YouTube, talent agent Scooter Braun recognizes Bieber’s unique potential and decides to represent him. An introduction to R&B star Usher leads to his recording his breakthrough album “My World” and entering pop culture history. His television interviews on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Chelsea Lately” with Chelsea Handler are also included. In spite of the worldwide fame and fortune, Bieber appears to be barely different than his boyhood friends from Canada, and maintains a sense of humor about his celebrated hair and persona. When he hurts his vocal cords by hanging out with his buddies, he looks like a typically sheepish teenager who has broken curfew. He sincerely regrets having to cancel a concert so that his voice will be back in shape for Madison Square performance. The big concert highlights include his duet of “Overboard” with Miley Cyrus and “Never Say Never” with Jaden Smith. The film also won the MTV Movie Award for “Most Jaw Dropping Moment” for his fiery song and dance moves.