After criss-crossing the U.S., winning over nearly every important guy and gal in radio and effectively using Twitter to connect with fans, it wasn’t long before Bieber needed crowd control wherever he turned up. And with further blessing of a future industry peer/mentor, Usher, Bieber started recording, touring and the rest was showbiz history.

Given Bieber’s quick rise to fame and how many fellow young stars have made headlines for scandalous behavior (see Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, etc.), one can’t help wondering if he will eventually follow suit. I mean, he is only 16 after all and worth millions.

Of course, a movie like Never Say Never can’t (and won’t) tell the whole story. But from the inside glimpse the audience is given here, it appears that Bieber has a steady support system to keep him—and his ego—in check. Whether he’s on the road or back at home, he thrives in a tight-knit community of mostly regular people (read: not celebs) who support him in his chosen profession but don’t seem particularly in awe of it. In fact, everyone from his parents to his manager and bodyguard is always encouraging him to always give back and lead by example. Further anchoring Bieber is a Mom who prays, something he also does, even with friends before meals.

So will Bieber ultimately be a teenage flash in the pan or an artist that endures? Well, that’s up to the public, I suppose. But if Bieber has anything to say about it, he clearly plans on staying around for a while. In the end, one can only hopes that popularity (and its monetary entrapments) won’t change him because for now, he seems like someone positive for his fans to look up to—which is more you can say for many pop culture icons.


  • Drugs/Alcohol: None.
  • Language/Profanity: A couple of oh my G-- exclamations from excited fans.
  • Sex/Nudity: None.
  • Violence: None.
  • Religion: As it turns out, Justin grew up singing in church, so we see a bit of that. It’s also clear that faith still plays an important role in his family’s life. Justin is shown praying before a meal, and his Mom prays for—and with him—when he’s sick and before his shows.