‘Never Say Never’ teaches audience to always reach for goals

Justin Bieber performs at the opening of the Microsoft store at the Shops at Mission Viejo last October. (Oliver Yu)

Evelyn Caicedo

The “Never Say Never” concert film is an inspiring documentary for all generations about a 16-year-old boy who beat all odds of becoming a musician and rise to fame.

This fairytale-like story has a modern spin of how social networking and crazed fans can make one boy’s life flip. Through YouTube and some famous friends, Justin Bieber became a superstar in the matter of a year.

The film leads through his entire journey to stardom interlaced with clips from his sold out performance at Madison Square Garden that sold out in 22 minutes.

The Canadian native had his start when he began uploading homemade videos to YouTube of performances to show his family. However when he began getting request for new songs to sing by strangers, his now manager, Scooter Braun got in contact with him.

At the first recording studio visit in Atlanta to meet with Braun, all things seemed to fit in place and his fantasy life began.

While bands and musicians took years to construct any type of fan base, Bieber’s millions of followers on Twitter made him a celebrity in record time.

The 105 minute, feel-good 3-D film was well constructed and made all the girls in the theater squeal with excitement every time Bieber appeared on screen.

In the film he showed that even with his fast paced life, his real appreciation goes out to his fans that were there day one and his mother, Pattie Mallette, who supported him single-handedly.

By updating his social networking sites for his fans, stopping by his old town to hang out with friends, and giving advice to younger aspiring musicians, he mentioned that he didn’t want his youth to be stolen away from him so he tried to stay grounded.

With guest appearances by Miley Cyrus and Jaden Pinkett Smith they discussed the lifestyle of being a child star and how normal does not intertwine with the industry. However unlike many child stars that got their youth taken, his caring crew and loving family surround Bieber at all times with dedication while remembering that he is only 16.

Bieber got a once in a lifetime opportunity that most kids would dream of. The movie is inspiring to younger generations to always pursue their dreams and to never say never.

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