One Direction: This is Us

Documentary,Musical

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What’s the opposite of warts-n-all? ‘No warts’ doesn’t even begin to describe Morgan Spurlock’s fly-on-the-wall film about One Direction. No warts, no acne – there’s not even a pimple on this on-tour portrait of the reality-bred poster boys. The band comes across surprisingly well – un-brattish, hard-working, puppy-dog sweet, bit self-obsessed. There’s a priceless Zoolander scene, where Zayn shows off the graffiti room in his new house. The film is as harmless as the band. Until you reach the music. In Super Size Me, director Morgan Spurlock’s McDonald’s-only diet had him vomiting on screen. These songs test your gag reflexes in other ways.

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By Cath Clarke
Time Out Doha,

One Direction: This Is Us

  • Duration: 92
  • Released: Thu, 29 Aug
  • Classification: PG13
  • Language: English
  • Director: Morgan Spurlock
  • Stars: Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan

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