in about 100 words or less
US 86m, Colour
Directors: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone: Cast: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots, Joan Cusack, Maya Rudolph
Popstar is a hilarious music mockumentary about a ridiculous fictional rapper, once part of The Style Boyz, and now known as Conner4real, who goes to great lengths to market his new album after dreadful reviews and less than expected sales. Full of amusing cameos, Popstar is a clever satire of the popular music industry and society’s current ideas about achieving fame as a goal – without doing anything of value (Klaus Ming June 2016).