“I use the word “”clever”” way too much when describing comedies that I enjoy. But I want a comedy where the dialog has some intelligence and some imagination. It’s unexpected and not at all obvious. Popstar was very clever indeed.
Starring Andy Samberg in a kind of incognito Loney Island movie, he plays a Justin Beiber/Timberlake type of pop star, going solo after a successful group career. The solo turn, however, proves to be less successful. We follow him around mockumentary style thru his album release and subsequent fallout.
It could have been that was I kinda delirious from the late night (this was immediately following TMNT), but I was laughing out loud at a whole lot of it. If you’re familiar with The Lonely Island at all, they have a very random sense of humor, and that was carried over into the film. This time, it’s in the dialog as well as in the songs.
I’m not really selling this that well. I guess maybe I’m out of ways to describe a worthy comedy. Maybe I should just link my favorite Lonely Island song. If you want more, then go see the movie. If not, try another (not every one works for everyone) and then reassess
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – \m/ \m/ \m/”