There are moments in it that are similar to the Spinal Tap, for example when the band hits a low or when Nigel and David bury the hatchet and start playing music again.There are a lot of funny dialogues and shenanigans.Serving dog poop pancakes to test honesty among 'friends' being one.
This movie is a work of satire that can't be overlooked.
It is quite balanced in its critique of the music industry today.
The mockumentary style and the fact that it focuses on mainstream music is obviously going to draw comparisons with ' This is Spinal Tap' but I would say cut it some slack. What has remained consistent though, is the narcissism and un-hinged lifestyle of the stars.
When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.
Years after sparing the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse.He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz.Sure, there are more things to buy now and the superstar man-child can just break more stuff when he's sad for the most stupid reasons but in essence it is all same old same old.On the sidenote, if you've to compare this movie then do it with Samberg's own - 7 days in hell.I think he is onto this mockumentary genre and is determined to perfect it.Popstar has its heart in the right place when it comes to the message - true friendship and simplicity matters at the end.