Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

February 11th 2011
  • Drama/Musical,
  • G,
  • 105 min,
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Cast: Justin Bieber, Boys II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston, Ludacris, Jaden Smith, Usher Raymond, Bruce Dale, Ryan Good, Allison Kaye, Carin Morris, Scrappy Stassen, Kenny Hamilton, Scooter Braun, Mama Jan Smith, Jeremy Bieber, Antonio Reid, Randy Phillips, Snoop Dogg, Reginald Jones, Taylor James, Melvin Baldwin
  • Director: Jon Chu
  • Producers: Scooter Braun, Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Usher Raymond, Antonio Reid
  • Co Producer: Alexandra Lipsitz
  • Executive Producer: Douglas C. Merrifield
  • Costume Design: Kurt Swanson
  • D.O.P.: Reed Smoot
  • Editors: Jay Cassidy, Jillian Twigger Moul, Avi Youabian
  • Makeup: Alyssa Morgan
  • Music: Deborah Lurie
  • Production Design: Devorah Herbert
  • Set Decoration: Lia Roldan


Teen pop idol Justin Bieber toplines his own biographical film, which reinacts his rise to stardom alongside real-life concert footage in this 3D Paramount Pictures production.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: New York City, USA
  • Production Companies: Insurge Pictures, Island Def Jam Music Group, MTV Films, Magical Elves Productions
  • Production Schedule: August 2010

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2011 Guide Analysis: "What can one say about the Canadian pop singer that hasn't already been said? From the tween crowds that flock in their countless thousands to his concerts, to the enduring popularity of satire site Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber, whatever you think of the little oik he's certainly one of the more successful marketing stories of recent times.

Now, following on from Disney's "Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds" and "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience" films and Sony's Michael Jackson tribute "This Is It", MTV and Paramount Pictures are dabbling their toe in the concert tour movie genre by getting the Beeb on the big screen in 3D. One can understand the appeal on the studio's part - the film costs next to nothing to produce while it should guarantee at least one very solid weekend of business for them during the otherwise rather quiet Spring season.

It's also a lot easier to put together - a narrative-driven biopic of the singer is pointless because, unless you find middle class single mothers uploading Youtube videos riveting, his life story is hardly "8 Mile" or "Walk the Line". The social networks are abuzz about this film already, detractors coming up with clever quips while supporters tell them to either lay off or that they consider this an even more important piece of cinema than "Schindler's List".

A trailer in April shows exactly what you expect - a mix of blurry kiddie online videos, borderline pedo shirtless fan service, and behind-the-scenes featurettes that really belong on a DVD not in a theatre. Yet considering how "This Is It" made a quarter-of-a-billion for Sony Pictures, it's hard to argue matters of good taste here."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 18 February 2011: UK
  • 1 March 2011: Germany
  • 18 March 2011: Iceland
  • 23 March 2011: Sweden
  • 25 March 2011: Brazil
  • 30 March 2011: Egypt
  • 14 April 2011: Malaysia, Singapore