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.

Justin Bieber with his mom, Pattie Mallette / Paramount Pictures

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.

Justin Bieber on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and his official site.


  1. I guess I’ve forgotten what it feels like to be a teenager in love…he looks like such a baby to me! My dh reminded me that this is what teen idols looked like when I was that young.

  2. Could Justin be imitating the great Bruce Springsteen when he pulls a girl onstage? I must say I watched the performance at the Grammys and was not that impressed. But, after reading this review, I’m willing to take a second look.

  3. I’m grateful that my son, and his posse, have no interest in this dude, to go all pre-teen on you. So thankfully not on our list either. But I do need some movie-going tips for the long weekend ahead with a boy sidelined with a fractured foot. Lots of movies, methinks. Any suggestions?

  4. When I first heard about this movie, I groaned. But by the end of the movie trailer, I was a convert. The positive energy was just really infectious and I know I’m not a teeny-bopper anymore, but I’m looking forward to seeing this. (Also enjoyed the recent Justin Bieber-themed Glee episode.)

  5. Reading this I realize I must ask my daughters (21, 25) if they’ve seen the movie or if they will see it and what they thought and what their take, and their contemporaries think. I say this because I had not even thought about seeing it and wonder if they have! Is it an age thing??


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