'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping' (Updated) Review

'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping' (Updated) Review
One of the Funniest Comedies of All Time
 
Rating: ★★★★★

Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone, more popularly known as The Lonely Island, are no strangers to making laugh-out-loud comedies. If it was their run on SNL, the YouTube music videos or sketches they produce or their other projects, the trio have brought laughter everywhere they go and that is no different to their second feature film 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping'.

The mockumentary follows Conner, Owen and Lawrence as they become famous after launching their rap album. But when Connor abandons the band to form a solo career, he is forced to see his celebrity status crash and burn after a project fails.

One of the many ways The Lonely Island became popular was because of their songs, as hilarious and outrageous as some of them are. Each song in this movie is sidesplittingly humorous and memorable. From Connor expressing his distaste towards the Mona Lisa to him talking about how humble he is, there is a lot of laughter to be found in the soundtrack.

The acting from the cast is great. Samberg perfectly portrays Connor, bringing a sense of likeability to the egotistical popstar. The chemistry of Schaffer, Taccone and Samberg is impeccable. It is endlessly entertaining watching them interact on-screen. Featuring real-life artists and music producers in the mockumentary adds a feeling of realism to it all. It makes the movie feel more grounded.

The screenplay penned by the trio is not only witty but surprisingly smart. Every joke is funny, numerous hidden details can be noticed and enjoyed on multiple viewings and the way it explores its themes is far more heartfelt and clever than expected.

The finale of the movie is unironically one of the best put to screen. It brings everything together spectacularly with an excellent song and goosebump-inducing moments.

With a brilliant screenplay, constantly amusing jokes and amazing performances from the cast, 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping' is by far the best comedy of the past decade.

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