Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (review)
The title gives you an idea of the movie’s premise: Cram a non-stop barrage of satirical takes on every aspect of pop stardom. Andy Samberg and his The Lonely Island creators (Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone) play a boy band that breaks up when the lead (Samberg) gets too cocky and goes solo. It’s shot in faux doc style with a fast pace of gags and endless spoofs. Some of them are duds, but just as many land a laff. The inevitable song parodies try too hard to be outrageous, but manage to entertain. Of course, there are dozens of cameos, some playing themselves and others hiding behind characters. It’s got a good-natured energy and never stops trying to be funny…and some of it works.
(3 / 5)