Title: Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids
Released: 2016

Fix: Concert Without The Crowd, Still Dreaming of an *NSYNC Reunion
Platform: Netflix

Netflix Summary:

On the final nights of a world tour, director Jonathan Demme captures what makes the show soar: gifted musicians, deft dancers, and a magnetic star.

FYA Summary:

Get a backstage look at and meet some of the people involved in Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Tour (including the man himself), and get a front row view of the final performance of the tour.

Familiar Faces:

Justin Timberlake as himself

As anyone who’s followed Justin from his early days of The Mickey Mouse Club through *NSYNC stardom to becoming a ridiculously famous musician/actor/comedian can attest—even if you’ve never seen him live—he’s an absolute consummate performer and seems like an all-around delightful human being*. This performance is no exception.

*DO NOT tell me otherwise. K thx.

Couch-Sharing Capability: Calling All Boy Band Fans

Do you have a large TV and space in which to dance in your living room? Do you have friends who enjoy listening to and looking at Justin Timberlake? If you answered yes to those two questions, then you need to plan a night during which all of your friends with excellent taste can come over to your house, sing along with Justin, and boogie when you feel like it.

Recommended Level of Inebriation: Hire a Bartender

Although Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids is a concert film, it’s also a pretty dang fancy experience. I mean, Justin’s wearing (the hell out of) a tux for most of the show. I’d suggest, at the very least, breaking out the fancy glasses for the contents of your champ cans.

Use of Your Netflix Subscription: Excellent

I’m going to level with you guys. I was a HUGE *NSYNC fan back in the day … but I never got to see them in concert. Since the outlook for a reunion tour doesn’t look good, this will remain one of the biggest regrets of my life. I have, however, seen Justin Timberlake in solo concert (during that tour when Christina Aguilera was going by X-Tina) and while it doesn’t make up for the fact that I’ve never see all five of the guys live, it was a fantastic show.

If you’re a JT fan like I am, and weren’t able to catch a stop on the 20/20 Experience Tour, watching this film gets you the experience without the distraction of crazed fans (other than those you invite to join you in your home, obvs) or having to deal with the dreaded rush to leave the parking garage. You can actually chat about the show with the people next to you without having to yell directly into their ear. It’s a really fantastic production to boot, and likely features better sound and sight quality than those who were actually at the show experienced. In addition, Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids is a Netflix Original, so you’re not going to be able to watch this anywhere else.

Warning, though, you will get envious of all the people who did get to see this performance live only 30 minutes into the film.

Mandy (she/her) is a manager at a tech company who lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and dogs. She loves superheroes and pretty much any show or movie with “Star” in the name.