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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Harry
Niall
Zayn
Louis
Liam.
Directors
Morgan Spurlock.
Screenwriters
Running Time
92 minutes

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One Direction: This Is Us
Morgan Spurlock supersizes 1D


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Plot
Morgan 'Super Size Me' Spurlock's documentary traces the incredible rise of One Direction from third place on The X Factor to two nights at the 50,000-capacity Foro Sol arena in Mexico City.


Review
One Direction: This Is Us

Morgan Spurlock's 3D documentary on the British boy band works both as a concert film for fans and — to a lesser extent — an insight into the phenomenon of their fame. Following their tour, it shows them at work and play, though carefully avoids any mention of drinking or girlfriends. All revelations feel strategic (Zayn buying a house for his mum etc.), although amusing moments come when the boys dress in disguises and talk to oblivious fans. It’s an effective thank-you gift to the thousands of tearful girls gathered outside the hotels — and the millions who’d have been there if they could.


Verdict
1D in 3D: the closest thing to a Shine A Light for Directioners.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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