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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

R | | Comedy, Music | 3 June 2016 (USA)
2:22 | Trailer
When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Samberg ... Conner
Jorma Taccone ... Owen
Akiva Schaffer ... Lawrence
Sarah Silverman ... Paula
Tim Meadows ... Harry
Maya Rudolph ... Deborah
Joan Cusack ... Tilly
Imogen Poots ... Ashley
Chris Redd ... Hunter
Edgar Blackmon ... Eddie
James Buckley ... Sponge
Evan Fine ... 10-Year Old Conner
Maxwell Jenkins ... 10-Year Old Owen
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith ... 10-Year Old Lawrence
Quest Love ... Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson / The Roots (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson)


When his new album fails to sell records, pop and rap superstar conner4real (Andy Samberg) 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some graphic nudity, language throughout, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


This movie marks the third release of 2016 in which Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph appeared. The other two are The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and Maggie's Plan (2015). See more »


Conner: Ever since I was born, I was dope.
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Crazy Credits

A final segment of "CMZ" plays over part of the end credits. See more »


Hey Ya Ho
Written by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Arthur McArthur, Andrew Papaleo
Performed by Chris Redd
Produced by Arthur McArthur and Pops
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User Reviews

Very entertaining
3 July 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

For a satire like this to work, it needs to have its heart in the right place. I was hesitant when watching the trailers, but fortunately the film doesn't lose track of the bigger humanization with these characters and it wears its heart on its sleeve. But perhaps that's also why it didn't go as far as it could have gone, and when all is said and done, perhaps plays things a little too safely. Still, it's vastly entertaining and the performances are aces. Andy Samberg excels at the comedy but also on making the lead a very likable protagonist, no mater his flaws. It's very easy to root for him. As a whole, definitely go seek this out and recommend it to your friends. Very underrated film that deserved to be bigger.

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Release Date:

3 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conner4Real See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,698,715, 5 June 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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