I haven’t fully processed this mockumentary film since watching it last night, but I’m fairly certain that I will never fully understand what I watched anyway. 7 Days in Hell is a mockumentary following an epic tennis match that took place over seven days between two all-star players. Off the bat I gotta say that I love that HBO lists this under “Sports” as if it is real. That alone made me laugh.
7 Days in Hell stars Andy Samberg as a past legend in tennis that comes back to take down the rising young star played by Kit Harington. Now, everyone knows and expects this type of thing from Samberg, but seeing it coming from a man I have only ever known as Jon Snow is great. Kit has a subtle deadpan comedy style that I couldn’t really expect. As for the comedy, be prepared, because it doesn’t exactly pull any punches. Early on you realize there isn’t a single aspect of this movie(?) that is going for realism, and goes to strange and far away measures to get a laugh.
In the end I’d say that if stupid, dirty, over the top comedy isn’t for you than you wouldn’t enjoy the first two minutes of 7 Days in Hell. If it is than it will be one of the many things keeping you in a laughing fit the whole time.
This movie had some damn good songs in it. Like, Lonely Island toppers! Now, if none of you know who the Lonely Island is I’ll tell you. Lonely Island started out as a short skit group on Saturday Night Live, often collaborating with big stars such as Justin Timberlake. After that they reached mainstream success due to their hilarious lyrics and awesome videos… This movie is BASICALLY a giant Lonely Island video, and I fucking love it… Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping follows Conner, a popstar that’s first solo album became the biggest thing in the world and he is preparing to release his second album that is looking like it will be utter dog shit. Conner use to be a member of the Style Boyz, a huge boy band that consisted of his all time best friends Owen and Lawrence. Till his head got too big and he left… If you haven’t already heard, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is just bonkers good and funny. This right here is a great example of a movie that knows EXACTLY what it is and rolls with it! Almost every joke hits for me. The acting chops and delivery Andy Samberg provides excels this movie past anything more than it ever should be. You take this weird ass premise and character, hand it to another actor, even one with MORE acting ability and they couldn’t do what he did with it. To put icing on the cake the cameos is this were great. To name a few you have Simon Cowell, Snoop Dogg, Seal, Questlove, USher, D.J. Khaled, and my personal favorite Justin Timberlake!.. The way Popstar is filmed is just fucking brilliant for this movie too. It is documentary style following his release of the album. This way of dong it is fucking brilliant BECAUSE instead of having an inner monologue Conner just speaks his dumb ass things straight to the camera! On top of that it really paints a picture for how big this guy actually is when it is filmed this way. It opens up doors to talking to celebrities directly about him, cutting back and forth in time with a narrator without it being annoying, I love it!.. This movie made me laugh, and not just through my nose, full blown laugh. It exceeded my expectations in almost every way and I already want to re-watch it. I’m buying this shit and so should you.