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Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids: Wrapping Up the 20/20 Experience



DIRECTED BY: Jonathan Demme

STARRING: Justin Timberlake

GENRE: Music

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States

Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids
Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids

The concert film Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids premiered on Netflix on October 12, 2016. Prior to premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, Timberlake dedicated the film to Prince. “His influence is all over everyone’s music and there’s so much that I feel like I’ve maybe consciously and unconsciously borrowed from him that it felt right,” he told E! “It just feels right to dedicate the film to him.” The concert film showcases the final date of the 20/20 tour at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Okay Timberlake, what do you have to offer after all this time? The actual concert opens with one of his older hits “Pusher Lover Girl”. But how did Timberlake perform? He was completely in his element, nailing every single beat and moment while completing entrancing the audience. “Unlike several other modern concert films, like Taylor Swift’s The 1989 World Tour LIVE or Justin Bieber’s BelieveJustin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids did not rely on flashy visuals and excessive edits. The film completely relies on the pure talent and skill of the cast.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Musician Justin Timberlake performs on stage at Barclays Center on December 14, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for M2M Construction)

Throughout the concert, Timberlake and his entourage were constantly shown smiling at each other in between singing lines, laughing at each other’s crazy dance moves and applauding each other’s riffs. To say that the group was comfortable with one another is an understatement — it was clear that they were a family, and the love they shared on stage was tangible. These emotions could be felt both on the screen and at the show.

While the film was advertised as a documentary with a decent amount of behind the scenes footage, there were only a few minutes in the beginning and closing moments of the film. This, however, did not take away from the film, as the concert itself was a treat.”


  • Very career-spanning set list.
  • Showcase of emotions.
  • Timberlake at his finest.


  • Not so much a documentary than a concert.

SCORE: 8.5 / 10

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Brandon Stuhr

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