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Inside the Osmonds (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music  -  5 February 2001 (USA)
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The story of the personal lives and professional careers of the show-business family The Osmonds, and how the stresses and strains of their careers and the turbulent '70s and '80s affected their relationships with each other and their families. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They couldn't live without the spotlight. They couldn't share it either.

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George Osmond: You're too young.
Merrill: I'm twenty. I'm old enough to know how I feel... sir
George Osmond: You're too young for marriage.
Merrill: How old were you when you married mother?
George Osmond: My stepfather drove me out of the house when I was fourteen years old I didn't have a family like this.
Merrill: So I can never get married? I just hang out with my brothers until we're so senile that we can't remember which one's which?
George Osmond: Don't play the wise guy with me, son.
Merrill: I love her!
George Osmond: You asked. I don't think you're ready.
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Puppy Love
Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Donny Osmond
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Portrait Of An American Success Story
5 March 2001 | by (Belleville, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Sprinkled with a fine soundtrack and some very good acting, 'Inside The Osmonds' is a bio-pic that documents the meteoric rise and subsequent fiscal downfall of the Osmond family.

The story's main focus is on the family as they attempt to maintain their popularity while staying committed to each other throughout the turbulent seventies and early eighties.

Each family member is given time to develop, but the film focuses mainly on Donny and Marie. Especially, Donny (Patrick Levis) as he must endure his forced transition from praised musician to a veritable laughing stock on his daily variety show.

Many things are touched upon throughout the film, including the family's devotion to religion and Marie's weight problem which is merely glanced but not truly elaborated upon. One element that was allowed to flourish was the family's manipulation at the hands of television and recording executives.

The family remains consistently close until final scene when they lose all of their savings. Unlike other movies where this might have been a huge tragedy, in this film, the impact is sort of anti-climactic. They haven't really lost anything, they still have each other and to them, at least, that is truly all that matters.

Look for fine performances by Bruce McGill, as the over-protective but loving father George, and Veronica Cartwright, as the comforting Olive. The film will leave a sweet taste in your mouth, especially the final frame where the real Osmonds take center stage, where they belong, singing 'He aint' heavy, He's my brother'. Look for this one!


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