While what looks like may have been the majority of screening viewers were undoubtedly crying their eyes out watching “Me Before You” tonight, we were screaming and crying with laughter. We chose to see “Popstar – Never Stop Never Stopping” tonight at the Santikos Palladium Theater, along with about 75 other viewers.
In the words of my daughter/assistant/photographer, RCT, “Popstar” is, “Everything I love about the Lonely Island, wrapped up into one movie!”
The movie, written by and starring Andy Samberg, is a parody of a documentary about the struggles and triumphs faced by today’s pop stars. The movie stars several “Saturday Night Live” Alumni – Maya Rudolph, Tim Meadows, Bill Hader, and Jimmy Fallon – along with Joan Cusack, Justin Timberlake, and the other two thirds of the Lonely Island – Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. All of whom give their typically funny performances. However, what really adds to the fun and gives the movie it’s “documentary feel” are the cameos by famous artists, such as – Ringo Starr, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Usher, Sir Paul McCartney, Adam Levine, Pink, Simon Cowell, Mario Lopez, Snoop Dogg, and many many more! There are so many, I apologize to those I missed.
Through the sarcasm and humor, Popstar teaches some valuable life lessons about friendship. I don’t remember the exact quote, but the message Samberg clearly wanted to relay is that fame (life) is full of ups and downs and through it all you need to remain true to yourself always and “don’t be an A**H***!”
Popstar is a perfect summer movie! We hope you enjoy the show. Please come back and post your comments. – BMT