I saw ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’ over the weekend, and have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. I figured it would be yet another story about a young kid who’s being pushed and pulled this way and that, with everything engineered to give the adults in his life a fat bank account.
Ok, so there’s probably some nice bank accounts involved in his rise to fame, but the real story is that Justin Bieber is a really nice kid with a great family who truly seems to be in charge of his own destiny.
He’s laser-focused on his music and fans, and you can see that in everything he does, whether it’s his great performance at the Grammys on Sunday (he really worked the stage) to his many talk show appearances to his dedication to his fans on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
In the film, they showed how his people give free tickets away outside the concert venues to people who might not otherwise be able to get in. And while it seems really hokey on some levels, Bieber always brings one lucky girl onstage and croons to her during the concerts. Can you imagine being that girl? What a cool experience.
You can read my full review here, but rest assured that this film is fun and inspiring, and shows that a young kid can achieve success AND be really nice at the same time.
I admit I’m still a little worried for him. He’s still really young, and a lot can happen in the next few years. But I have faith in his decent upbringing and the people who currently surround him. They all seem to be watching out for him.