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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:G
Profanity:None
Nudity/Sex:None
Alcohol/Drugs:None
Violence/Scariness:None
Diversity Issues:None
Movie Release Date:February 11, 2011
DVD Release Date:May 10, 2011

Things for the young fans of Justin Beiber to think about as they watch this film: He is cuuuuute! Hair! Smile! Voice! Dancing!I  am so lucky to have a talented, unassuming, nonthreatening, hard-working, scandal-free performer to test my still-developing sense of what love is all about.

Things for parents to think about as they watch this film: It is wonderful to see my Beiber fan so happy and it brings back memories of my love for (fill in the blank). He’s actually pretty talented!  And very cute. His mother seems to have a head on her shoulders and has made sure he has surrounded himself with people who genuinely want what is best for him.  It was good to hear his tour manager say that he saw his goal not as making him the biggest star he can be but teaching him to be the best man he can be.   Nice to see that he still has good friends — and that he still has to clean up his room. I am so lucky that my child has a talented, unassuming, nonthreatening, hard-working, scandal-free performer to test her still-developing sense of what love is all about.

It really is an astonishing story. As awwwwww-inspiring home movie footage shows, Justin Beiber, the son of a single teenage mother in a small town in Canada, loved music and loved to perform even as a toddler. He came in second in a local talent competition and performed on a street corner. When his mother posted some videos of him singing on YouTube, a young promoter from Atlanta saw them — and saw the astronomical numbers of viewers who were watching them. He flew Justin (then age 14) and his mother to Atlanta, introduced them to Usher, and 17 months later Bieber sold out Madison Square Garden in 22 minutes. And all of that despite the predictions of those who said it could not happen without a machine like Disney or Nickelodeon behind him. This is a typical but still-entertaining concert tour film, with shots of Bieber backstage and in front of the audience, goofing around, getting sick, tweeting, and performing alone and with guest stars Usher, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith, and Boyz II Men. Bieber and his entourage come across as sincere, kind-hearted (watch him talk to a young violinist who now performs on his old street corner), and considerate. The 3D effects are excellent, especially when he reaches out, when the audience waves their glow sticks, and when he shakes that trademark hairdo. Parents should know that this is a G-rated film suitable for Bieber fans of all ages. There’s a brief reference to his parents splitting up and he appears briefly without a shirt.Family discussion: Which teen idols have been the favorites of members of your family over the years? What is the biggest challenge Justin Bieber has had to face so far? What will he do next?If you like this, try: the Jonas Brothers and U2 3D concert films



  • Taylor

    OMG! I love Justin!!! He is my soul mate! I am going to see his movie today w/ my friends! I am so excited. I love you Justin Drew Bieber!!!
    Love, your #1 fan Taylor R.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks, Taylor! He’s a great guy and a talented artist and he loves his fans!

  • Taylor

    Thanks ma’am! I would love to meet him or spend the day with him!! Like I said, I am his #1 fan! But thats probably never gonna happen. Well Justin does say NEVER SAY NEVER!(8
    -Taylor R.

  • Jennifer

    Justin is a great artist and singer I love him. Jen

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