The Lonely Island's latest film is a mockumentary following fictional pop rapper, Conner4Real (Andy Samberg). After starting from humble beginnings as a member of the world famous boy band The Style Boys, Conner realises he is the most talented one in the band and sets off to become a solo artist, resulting in him becoming critically praised and one of the most beloved musicians of all time. The film picks up right as Conner's new album is dropping. After it receives negative reviews, Conner has to face the issues of falling from grace, losing friends and the media thinking he does not have a penis.
I have never laughed so hard in a comedy than when I was laughing at this film's soundtrack. Wow. The Lonely Island has blessed our ears with some of their finest work for this film. I'm not kidding when I say the second the credits started to roll, I instantly bought the soundtrack. Highlights include a absolutely vicious attack on Macklemore with "Equal Rights" and an absolutely absurd song titled "Turn Up the Beef," featuring an odd celebrity cameo I will not spoil. Speaking of cameos I won't spoil... there are too many to count and each one is funnier than the last. There's a point in this film towards the end that reveals a celebrity making a similar documentary to Conner, I think I might have lost my voice laughing at it. Everyone and their mother makes an appearance in this film and it works oh so incredibly well.
The film has a very loose structure, but I feel that was a good thing. This film has a big gag, than a small character moment, than a music video or song performance. It goes along like that for about two thirds of the film and it works. However, the third act is a bit of a drag and takes a while to get to where it wants to go. I was never bored or not laughing, but I was thinking to myself "Come on... I just want to get to that finale that I know will deliver." The finale is predictable as hell, once you know where they are heading with the plot, you can guess the ending of this film, nevertheless, the final song/performance of this film is one of the highest high notes of the film. It was big, hilarious and satisfying. You're not really going to this film for the plot, but it's nice to know they gave us something that, for the most part, works.