Film review: ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ ★★

Midway through Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Andy Samberg’s global superstar Conner4Real is on a Europe-wide tour to promote his atrocious new album when he makes a stop at the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. Here, he drops the kids off at the pool in a bathroom which is part of the exhibition before quoting Ace Ventura. For every joke that lands, and there are many, in this purposefully crass send-up of the pretentions, superficiality, and capitalist greed of the contemporary music industry, there is another that thunderously faceplants a long way off base (see above).

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping hits UK cinemas on 26th August – read the full Candid Magazine review here.