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Justin Bieber: Rise to Fame

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Baby, even die-hard Beliebers will find this docu lame.

Movie NR 2011 64 minutes
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It takes about five minutes of watching Rise to Fame to realize that this documentary is little more than an attempt to cash in on Justin Bieber's fame. Fans of Justin Bieber won't learn anything new, much of the footage -- video and audio -- is repeated twice and even three times. In the midst of sycophantic gushing from entertainment industry flunkies masquerading as authorities on all things Bieber, a woman even goes so far as to call Justin Bieber a "modern-day Mozart."

Even without the hyperbole from "experts," this documentary is neither informative nor entertaining. No one from Team Bieber -- the tight-knit circle of friends and colleagues Bieber keeps around him at all times -- is interviewed, and aside from a brief interview with Bieber that's padded to come up from time to time throughout the hour-long documentary, there's actually very little from the Teen Heartthrob himself -- musical or otherwise. Even the screamiest of the Bieber fans in the family will be amazed at how they managed to make the object of their affection so uninteresting.

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