Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG Length: 92 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 8+. Some mild language, and the content of One Direction’s music itself, which is very love-heavy. It’s not sexual or lustful, necessarily, but it’s certainly overwhelmingly romantically themed.
Chances are that if you have a child who is into One Direction, you won’t really have a choice in going to see the documentary ‘One Direction: This Is Us.’ No matter what, you’ll be dragged there. But at least the five members of the boy band are fairly charming—otherwise this commercial for the group would be wholly, not just somewhat, insufferable.
By Roxana Hadadi
Is there any way, at all, that you haven’t heard of One Direction yet? They’re only the most popular boy band in the world right now, on track to make $1 billion, and member Harry Styles has dated Taylor Swift, and their song “Best Song Ever” has 86 million views on YouTube, and they’re everywhere. That “everywhere” mentality is basically on display in the documentary “One Direction: This Is Us,” too, as director Morgan Spurlock focuses on how the band has become so famous … and only how they’ve become so famous.