This past weekend I finally got to watch the Backstreet Boys movie. FINALLY. I really had every intention to get to a movie theater with my Backstreet lovin’ cousin, Jill and sit back with our barrel full of popcorn and trough of Diet Coke. However, life got in the way and we never made it to a theater playing it.
By what could only be explained as an Easter miracle, VH1 aired the movie on Friday. I set my DVR and told Jill to clear her schedule for the following night because I was watching it with or without her.
We camped out in front of the TV for the best two and a half hours of our day.
I’m going to put it out there right now – if you haven’t seen the movie and want to but don’t want spoilers, although I don’t know how there could be spoilers for a documentary, please stop reading now.
There. I WARNED YOU.
Instead of giving a play by play of the movie, I’m going to tell you what they did touch on and what they didn’t and why I wished they would.
WHAT THEY DID SHOW:
- their time with Lou Perlman and what a dick he was
- their hometowns
- AJ and Nick’s alcohol/drug use
- NSYNC feud and how it started (like I said, Lou was a dick)
- they went back and were able to get into Lou Perlman’s now abandoned house
- Brian’s struggles with his voice
- they’re working on their 9th album (!!)
WHAT I WISHED THEY’D SHOW:
- they’re all in stable relationships and have all said that they run things passed their wives to get their input. Like for song lyrics or the music and even with what was shown in the movie. The wives/relationships were not mentioned once. I just found it odd because it’s a known fact that Brian met his wife at the “All I Have to Give” video shoot. Howie’s wife used to work as their webmaster and Kevin left the band to be with his family (among other reasons).
- They went back to each of their hometowns but I felt that they gave the most backstory to Kevin and Nick. I wish they showed more of Brian, Howie and AJ’s background and not just the school they went to.
- What was up with this?
And why did Nick say (something like) “go ahead and be the dick everyone knows you are” to Brian? Ugh. that part killed me.Should I admit that I audibly gasped? Well, I did. Brian is my favorite, always was. I also always loved his friendship with Nick (frick and frack fo’ life!) so that was like a real blow for me. But Brian gave it right back to him so boo ya, nick!
I hope this didn’t come off as a negative review because I truly loved this movie. It was well done and should be shown to the contestants at every X Factor audition. It shows that it’s not only luck that will give you a career, but hard work.
I love One Direction and am glad that Simon Cowell gave them a chance after seeing the magnitude of their popularity on social media. However, for the Backstreet Boys, it took at least two years of playing in high school gyms, usually for free, and going over to Europe to find any kind of success. After they hit Canada, it was almost no time before they became huge in America. So, I think what I’m trying to get at is they’ve paid their dues and all of these youngin’s need to take a lesson.
It’s available for pre-order on Amazon if you want the DVD, or you can download it from Amazon or iTunes. I highly suggest you do. My DVD is pre-ordered, but does that surprise you? I didn’t think so.
Have you seen the movie yet? Are you going to? What was your favorite part? Who is your favorite Backstreet Boy?