Telling the story of an internet sensation turned pop idol, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is a pretty entertaining journey through the life of this teen singer. Mixing concert footage with a doc**entary on his journey to fame, Never Say Never actually goes by at a pretty quick pace and is much more interesting than I expected it to be.
Let's get one thing out of the way first: I am NOT a fan of Justin Bieber's music, so getting through the musical sections of the film was a bit of a slog for me. However, director John Chu (who directed the surprisingly interesting Step Up 3-D) definitely makes the concert stuff interesting to watch. The rest of the film show Bieber's rise to pop sensation. It's part Behind The Music, part promo film, but it's definitely fascinating to get a more in depth look at the first major star of the You Tube age.
A lot of how you feel about this film will depend on how you feel about the Bieb. If you're, say, a 36 year old male, this probably won't (and probably shouldn't) appeal to you. If you're a teen girl who enjoy Justin Bieber's music (or at least thinks he's cute), you'll be entertained, and learn a little more about Bieber than you would from the pages of Tiger Beat.