A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Meant to entertain, not inspire.
Positive Role Models
Presents extremely hardworking performers at the top of their game.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some (barely decipherable) lyrics reference making love, seduction, describe sexual feelings.
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Some (hard-to-hear and -recognize) lyrics have coarse language -- "ass," "s--t," "f--k" -- reference seduction, making love, describe sexual feelings.
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Products & Purchases
Film released at the end of 15-month tour. Audio soundtracks are marketed.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Timberlake drinks one shot of alcohol midway during the concert. Some lyrics (barely decipherable) reference drinking, getting high.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids is a concert film, starring pop star Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids -- the singers, dancers, and musicians who accompany him. Filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the final performance of Timberlake's 2015 20/20 Experience World Tour, the show thrilled 16,500 fans at the MGM Grand Hotel. It's a light show, a dance show, and a brilliantly produced catalogue of the singer's pop hits, mostly from The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2. Other than a brief introduction to some of Timberlake's talented Tennessee Kids, the movie simply, and magnificently, films the concert. It's a nonstop musical extravaganza, with none of the star banter or guest performers that so often pepper concerts like this one. Caution to parents: While the lyrics are mostly hard to decipher for newcomers to Timberlake's music, several of the songs are provocative. They refer to seduction, making love, drinking, and getting high and occasionally use coarse language ("ass," "s--t," "f--k"). Timberlake's fans, of course, are familiar with the lyrics; it's all very clear to them, and they sing along with passion. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Director Jonathan Demme films every moment of Justin Timberlake's magnetic 2015 Las Vegas concert and creates an experience that's the next best thing to being there. Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids is slick, intense, and exciting and fills the screen with Timberlake's exhilarating talent. Everyone on stage is giving it his or her all for the entire 90-minute event. Demme, well known for his beautifully executed concert films, beginning with the iconic Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense, then Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Kenny Chesney, has a way with a camera (in this case, multi-multi-cameras) and an editing team that seems unsurpassable. Pop star/actor Justin Timberlake might seem an unlikely choice for Demme, but the movie proves that the director continues to make inspired choices. Timberlake is worth all the effort and care. Caution for parents: Some lyrics, though not clearly heard, reflect sensuality, sexuality, drinking, and contain some coarse language.
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