11 Feb '11, 6am

Resistance is futile - Justin Bieber is now a movie star

SETTING out to demonstrate that overnight sensations deserve respect, too, Justin Bieber should make believers out of all but the most hardened of sceptics with Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. The film premiered in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, with a slew of stars joining The Beebs on the red carpet, including rumoured girlfriend Selena Gomez, will.i.am, Chris Brown, the Smith family, Usher and his kids, and Taylor Momsen. An energetic 3D portrait of the global superstar as a down-to-earth teen from small-town Canada, the 105-minute documentary works overtime (by about 10 minutes too long) to change his perception from fluke Internet phenom to the hardest working 16-year-old on the planet. And it generally succeeds, too, thanks to a visually energetic approach by director Jon Chu that keeps all the obligatory backstage/onstage bits moving fluidly. In a business where timi...

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