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Strong Enough to Break (2006)

Documents the struggles and tension that drove Hanson to leave their major label record company and take a huge risk by starting their own label.




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What started out as a "Making of..." video, turned into a Documentary over time. "Strong Enough To Break" tells the story of Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson's 3 year struggle with their record label to make an album, THEIR way.It also gives an inside look at how major record companies do business. After many unproductive years, Hanson cut ties with Island Records in April 2003, which lead to the launch of their own company, 3CG Records, and a highly successful Acoustic Tour that paved the way to what would become one of the most successful self-released albums of all time. Written by Anonymous

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Strong Enough To Doubt, Strong Enough To Fight, Strong Enough To Break.


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Isaac Hanson: I just realized the difference, the true... the quintessential difference between the three of us.
[Isaac points to himself]
Isaac Hanson: Pessimist.
[Isaac points to Taylor, and Taylor understanding where Isaac is getting at, points to himself]
Isaac HansonTaylor Hanson: Optimist.
[Isaac and Taylor point to Zac]
Isaac HansonTaylor Hanson: Realist.
Taylor Hanson: That's right. That's exactly right.
Isaac Hanson: I never realized that about myself before. I am a pessimist.
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a fabulous look at what everyone's been missing
26 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was very lucky to get to see the documentary when Hanson visited my college to screen it. I came away with a new-found love for a band that I first fell in love with two years ago.

Strong Enough to Break shows in detail the struggle that Hanson faced. It's the same struggle that they've faced since 1997: people do not understand them. This documentary is more than enough to dispel any of the misunderstandings. After watching the doc, you can't help but see that Hanson is talented and passionate. Not only that, they're also charming, level-headed, and downright funny at times. The tension with the label is cut with some amusing brotherly in-fighting.

The cinematography itself is lovely, the editing is pretty crisp, and it doesn't hurt that Hanson's songs punctuate throughout. If you go away with this without at least a little bit of righteous indignation, then you aren't human.

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