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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Samberg's funny but raunchy comedy skewers fame.

Movie R 2016 86 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+
It was an awesome movie! I would recommend watching it through before letting your kids watch it, there is some brief nudity, it shows a woman's B**bs and a mans p*n*s, and there is also a scene where they smoke weed. Besides that stuff, it's pretty appropriate besides some swearing. Andy Samberg plays a hilarious role, I definitely recommend it for Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans!

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Great role models
Too much swearing
age 17+

So much potential...

Lonely Island for 90 minutes. This film has a lot of promise and has some great bits and even better musicians lending their sense of humor and screen time for this film. But there always seems to be an underlying homophobic moment which is unfortunate. It also just doesn't seem to have enough glue to carry it all the way through. But it is one hell of a sophomoric ride.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (17 ):

It's pure fun to watch a movie in which the actors clearly enjoy being in it, especially Samberg, who taps into all of his cheeky charm. As Conner himself puts it, "Ever since I was born, I was dope." And this hilarious -- and raunchy -- comedy is, too. Building on Samberg's infectious energy, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping pokes fun at pretty much everything -- packaged pop stars, social media, celebrity culture (especially US Weekly-ready romances), EDM, tabloids, entertainment shows, award shows, tour sponsors, friendships -- and even itself. (The celebrities who make cameos -- including Seal, Michael Bolton, Usher, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Questlove, Mariah Carey, and more -- are willingly the butt of the jokes, too.)

The boy-band controversy verges on overlong and not entirely original, which may be the biggest quibble with Popstar. And the raunchiest parts are sometimes the un-funniest, or they go on too long. Still, Popstar has too much fizz to be brought down by these relatively minor complaints.

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