Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids

Director: Jonathan Demme
Year Released: 2016
Rating: 2.0

Demme's recording of the last performance of Mr. Timberlake and his band's "20/20 Experience" Tour at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is (fittingly) a glitzy spectacle: there's a large moving platform, lights (and video art) galore, capable backup dancers and, of course, JT on guitar (and making the ladies scream). There's nothing particularly 'wrong' with the presentation (several songs were excised to keep it under two hours) but it also doesn't make me feel like I missed an important event: concert films generally leave me cold (having been to many, they're best felt first-hand) and no offense to Mr. Bring Sexy Back, but I don't care much for his soul/R&B rehash (although I do like his cover of Bel Biv DeVoe's "Poison"). I feel like Demme missed a prime opportunity to go over JT's 'creative process' (or cover some behind-the-scenes action) - only very brief introductions to the band are provided - but, again, there are time constraints.