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Never Say Never: Film Review

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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is not just for his legions of screaming fangirls. Even those of us who aren't particularly concerned with Justin Bieber and his endless stream of pop hits will enjoy the feature, which has outgrossed Michael Jackson's This Is It to become the most successful concert movie of all time.

The film is set during the lead-up to Bieber's Madison Square Garden concert, the finale of his My World tour, and shows how he deals with complications prior to the show. However, the movie's main focus is charting his rise to fame, which turns out not to be as instant as it seemed. Splicing new footage with old videos from Bieber's childhood, the film showcases his talent in a variety of instruments, not just voice, and proves that his merits do not rest on AutoTune.

While there are few interviews with Bieber himself, people he has worked with and family members candidly talk about their experiences with him. Arguably the best moment of the movie is when Bieber satirises himself as he does a mesmerising hair-flick, his famed locks shown in slow-motion to the sound of Etta James's At Last.

If Bieber's YouTube-induced fame does not provide enough celebrity appeal for your likings, look out for the guest appearances of Usher, Miley Cyrus, Jaden Smith and Snoop Dogg.

Never Say Never is a must-see, even if you're not a fan. Underneath all the catchy tunes and guest stars, it is just an inspiring story about a precociously talented young boy following his dreams.

The killer title song doesn't hurt the film's appeal though;

Never Say Never 3D was released in cinemas on April 7, 2011.
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Why? There's got to be a reason why it's the most successful concert movie to date.
When: Now showing
Where: At your local cinema
Cost: Approximately $20 if you see it in 3D at the movies.
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