Movie Review for One Direction: This is Us

One Direction: This is Us 1D3D

Starring: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson

Directed by: Morgan Spurlock

Rated: PG

Run Time: 92 mins

Genre: Documentary/ Music

Opens August 30th


By Lisa Minzey of The Reel

Opening this week if you haven’t heard by now (parents may know) that mega successful boy band, One Direction, has a new film coming out in 3D, “One Direction:This is Us”. What’s surprising is that Academy Award nominated director Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me,30 Days, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold)  helms this documentary.


Don’t let the subject matter fool you, as Spurlock takes the audience on an intimate, behind the scenes look at this pop music phenomenon, consisting of members, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson. From their humble beginnings to their quantum leap into super stardom, it is an interesting compilation to see 5 young men thrust into a life they have only dreamed of to be blown up to international superstars, all within the past 3 years. One fun fact in this film is that One Direction is outpacing The Beatles in terms of success highlights in their career.

Unlike the Mylie Cyrus’ or Jonas Brothers, the humble, yet playful attitude at which they conduct their manner is admirable, as a point that is continually mentioned throughout the film is that they know they have a shelf life of a few years, so they plan to work as hard as they can but try to enjoy it without becoming an over-inflated image of their former self.  These 5 young men exude so much charm, joy and charisma in their personas that it is understandable while millions of millennials have built such a strong fan base. For the adults, if you enjoy Morgan Spurlock’s work, he brings the same cheeky, fun viewpoint to this boyband film. Check out “One Direction: This is Us” when it opens in theaters starting Friday August 30, 2013.