Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

2016 R 1h 26m Blu-ray / DVD

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

2016 R 1h 26m Blu-ray / DVD
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Taking aim at the modern music industry, this rollicking mockumentary follows a rap star whose life nose-dives after his latest album flops. Looking to make a comeback, he reluctantly resurrects his former boy band.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 Surround, French: DTS 5.1 Surround
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Andy Samberg
  • Jorma Taccone
  • Akiva Schaffer
  • Imogen Poots
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Tim Meadows
  • James Buckley
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a fresh, fun -- and very racy -- musical mockumentary from Saturday Night Live veterans Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone (collectively known as The Lonely Island, a group that has tons of teen appeal). Lots of other SNL alums pop up, too, and there are plenty of celebrity cameos -- as well as lots of sexual innuendo and both partial (bare breasts) and full-frontal nudity (a man exposes his penis to be autographed). The lyrics of the featured songs almost always deal with sex, drugs, and/or violence, and there are some scuffles and other moments of danger played for laughs. Expect frequent swearing (including "f--k," "s--t," and more) and plenty of drinking and pot smoking, as well as a scene of characters doing cocaine.

Sexual Content

Female fans flash their bare breasts at a famous musician; in one scene, a man exposes his penis to be autographed. Some song lyrics include graphic sexual content/references. Lots of innuendo. Brief discussions of sex acts.

Violence

Estranged friends scuffle; one character mouths off, screams nasty things on stage, and generally seems unstable. Men slap each other, and one punches another in the crotch. Graphic song lyrics describe how Osama Bin Laden was killed. Pop star Seal is shown being attacked by wolves, along with other bystanders, and shots are fired. Men scuffle and use a flamethrower to fend off a violent bee attack.

Language

Frequent use of pretty much every swear word you can think of, including "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "d--k," "p---y", "t-tty," "hell," "damn," and "Oh my God," plus many variations on them all.

Social Behavior

Amid the over-the-top content is the message that when your professional and personal life take hits, you should keep one foot moving in front of the other. (Or dancing.) Also, true friendship is irreplaceable and can't be bought.

Consumerism

Conner is shown driving a Mercedes and a Lamborghini. Plenty of other brand names/products make appearances, too, including Yelp, Apple, US Weekly, YouTube, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, the Onion, and Entertainment Tonight.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Many scenes show people in various stages of inebriation, including one sequence in which characters do shots. One scene shows a middle-aged mom doing cocaine with her grown son and his friends, and many segments have people smoking pot.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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