JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS
DIRECTED BY: Jonathan Demme
STARRING: Justin Timberlake
COUNTRY: United States
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 Believe, Justin 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.
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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