So I braved the crowds of pre-teens and teens decked out in their favorite Bieber t-shirts to see “Never Say Never” on it’s national premier night. I took my two girls, who were also wearing their Bieber gear. Instead of buying the tickets online, I left about an hour early and bought the tickets at the Brass Mill box office in Waterbury. We went for the 4:45pm matinee and still had to wait in a long line to get into the actual theater. Yes, you do get 3D glasses.
The girls in the packed theater brought Bieber signs as if they were at a concert. Some even brought glow-sticks. They screamed when the lights went down and the previews came on. I took this opportunity to sneak out for some popcorn before the real craziness started. I made it back just in time for full Bieber-mania.
As soon as the documentary started, girls were screaming and squealing “I love you JUSTIN!” The other girls would shout back, “He’s MINE.” This went on throughout the movie, every time Bieber smiled, put his hand out toward the camera or took off his shirt.
Though some of the documentary was hard to hear because of all the squealing, the film was about Bieber’s rise to fame. Bieber was a very talented little boy who loved music at an early age. With the support of his mom and grandparents, Bieber caught on quickly and learned to play drums and guitar. His YouTube videos caught the attention of a music executive who introduced him to Usher and the rest is history. The documentary follows Bieber’s journey as a normal kid from a humble background who went on to sell out Madison Garden in just 22 minutes. Though he was a ‘normal’ kid, he was quite the little showman and had extraordinary confidence. And let’s not forget the awesome hair and smile, in 3D. “Never Say Never” also features Usher, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston, Boys II Men, Ludacris and Jaden Smith.
Much of the documentary is about how Bieber works so hard to keep his fans happy, as they are the ones who found him on YouTube originally. Despite suffering from inflamed vocal chords, Bieber didn’t want to cancel any shows and disappoint his fans. The 16 year old pushed to keep singing but his vocal coach and support team had to put the breaks on one of his shows so he could rest his voice. This was in the days leading up to his big Madison Square Garden concert. Overall, the film was very inspirational and is a must see for Bieber fans. If you go see Bieber’s “Never Say Never” be prepared for the fans to be a little on the noisy side, to say the least. It’s like being at a concert.