I was a little hesitant about going see the Neil Diamond cover band because I really didn’t think I knew a lot of his songs. Rick assured me I did.
And it turns out, I absolutely didn’t. I had a very deprived childhood, with no access to “The Jazz Singer.”
But Rick and my friend Meredith seemed to know quite a few…
I think they might start following the band. And don’t you wish you could see that guy in the mesh-like blue sequin top a little better?
Oh there you go.
But what I missed in Neil Diamond, I totally made up in Justin Bieber.
We’ve never really taken the girls to a movie because those Disney flicks scare them. Someone always dies or takes out a shotgun or makes evil cackling noises. I once brought them to an IMAX movie called “Into the Deep” or something like that about under water animals. It basically started with haunting music and creatures eating each other for food. 4 minutes later, Dylan demanded we leave.
Enter Justin Bieber.
Never Say Never: The Director’s Fan Cut.
And did I mention 3D?
Ok. Hear me out on this. Justin Bieber is actually quite talented. I swear. And I thought he was all about the hair. Although the movie feels like a promotional film, it’s also very sweet, funny at times and even inspiring. I now dream of being a 16-year-old pop star. Hey, Justin says, never say never.
You do have to sit through some scenes of J.B. shirtless which feels somewhat wrong and footage of throngs of teenage girls who are absolutely going to die if they don’t marry Bieber.
Gosh, is no one into Shaun Cassidy anymore?
While 6-year-old Dylan never budged during the entire flick, 4-year-old Summer got a little restless.
“I’m thirsty mommy,” she said.
“Not now honey. We’ll get water in a little bit.”
“But I’m really thirsty.”
“Sweetie, we’re going to miss Jaden Smith. Look he’s dancing with J.B.”
“I’m hungry too.”
“Honey, you just had a hot dog and popcorn. You’re fine.”
“But I’m still thirsty.”
“Shhh… He’s singing ‘Baby.'”
At one point in the evening Summer said to me, “I heard on the radio that there are tickets to Lady Gaga. We should go see Lady Gaga.”
Teen pop stars just aren’t her thing yet.
Clearly, she’s more of a meat dress kind of girl.