af­ter watch­ing singer’s sweet film

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via so­cial net­work­ing web­sites. That whole­some im­age as the boy-next-door is re­in­forced by Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D, a life-af­firm­ing be­hind the scenes doc­u­men­tary about the boy won­der’s rise to fame – cul­mi­nat­ing in his first con­cert at Madi­son Square Gar­den. If you be­lieve Jon Chu’s film – and let us not for­get this is a record­ing com­pany mar­ket­ing tool – the singer is well pro­tected from the me­dia glare by a team of peo­ple which re­sem­bles one big, happy fam­ily. So you have a tour bus crammed with body­guard The boy’s fa­ther ap­pears briefly but the film glosses over the break­down of the re­la­tion­ship with Justin’s mother Pat­tie Mal­lette, who has raised him sin­gle-hand­edly since she was 18. Chu struc­tures his film as a di­ary of the 10 days lead­ing up to the New York con­cert, dur­ing which time Justin’s vo­cal chords be­come in­flamed. One date on the tour is can­celled, stok­ing anx­i­ety that the young­ster might not be fit to per­form, pro­vid­ing the nec­es­sary dra­matic ten­sion. The film at­tests to Bieber’s abil­ity to sing live, in­clud­ing U Smile with back­ing from Boyz II Men and the in­fu­ri­at­ingly catchy Baby. Call a doc­tor – I may have con­tracted Bieber fever. FAM­ILY WATCH: No Swearing, No Sex, No Vi­o­lence.

FRESH-FACED: The film shows Justin can sing live.

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