Beliebers the world over were saddened last night to learn that their favorite mop headed adolescent was snubbed by the arbiters of the music world who run The Grammys. But no worries, kids! That just gives credence to the storyline of his new movie, Never Say Never!
According to the documentary, Justin Bieber defied the odds, and all the people who said he couldn’t play Madison Square Garden at the age of 16. As The Atlantic puts it:
“Proclaims the trailer: THEY SAID IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN. (Did they?) THEY SAID HE WOULD NEVER MAKE IT. (Who said that?) Whatever—the point is that Bieber overcame the odds.”
On Friday after work, Team Crushable headed over to the movie theater to catch opening night of Justin Bieber’s new movie Never Say Never. What did we learn? Well, first that we’re probably too old to see a Justin Bieber movie on opening night (not that that stopped us from screaming at the screen at the appropriate times).
And now, as you find yourself wondering if you should go see this adorable singer in a film about his life, let me help you out with a few key pointers.
1. Baby Bieber is the best
I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit how much I enjoyed watching Bieber play the drums as a small child. Apparently, he never had any lessons, but was smitten with his mother’s friends who had a band and he immediately started drumming on anything and everything he got his hands on.
Kudos to Mrs. Bieber for not squelching this proclivity in the bud. I honestly cannot think of a more annoying habit than a toddler who wants to bang on every surface he encounters. I probably would not have thought to buy him a drum set. And I would not now be the mother of a millionaire. (Actually there are a lot of other reasons for that.)
2) No. Usher does not die.
While we were watching the movie on Friday, there was a running commentary from the girls in the theater behind us. Including this question at the end of the YouTube video of Justin singing for Usher for the first time:
“Did he die?”
No, Usher did not die. The editors just slowed down the tape to emphasize the importance of the moment. They do that sometimes. Even when people are still alive.