Wednesday, 7 September 2016


I've been listening to a lot of Lonely Island, and have their albums. So of course I was going to watch the movie they made.

Connor breaks away from the Style Boyz and establishes his own career. Only... he sucks by himself, and this movie is his second album tour and the antics that happen as he slowly realises this. This takes on a lot of moments from other singers/rappers histories, and you can see where this is going from the start... but it is still funny.

I won't say that it's a full out parody that works, which their songs often go for, but it's decent enough on it's own. They have a few songs in the movie, of course, but nothing that stands up to the better of the LI songs. But then the LI songs usually work in their own individual contexts whereas here this is a sort of connecting idea between the songs, which restricts them. Or maybe some relistening to that album will help me appreciate it.

Andy Samberg gets the main role, with Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer of course getting a lot. And there are many, many cameos, and I'm sure more than one SNL alumni I'm not recognising also appearing.

The best part is that it gets in the comedy then gets out. Only 80 minutes, so it doesn't outstay its welcome.


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