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Written and directed by actress Polly Draper (thirtysomething), the film portrays her real life singer-songwriting/musician sons Nat and Alex Wolff and the real life band they established in preschool. Their father and Draper's husband jazz pianist Michael Wolff (The Arsenio Hall Show) portrays their inept according-playing dad and produced and arranged the film's music. Draper and Wolff's friends made cameo appearances, including Ann Curry, Ricki Lake, Tony Shalhoub, Cyndi Lauper, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, Arsenio Hall, and the entire cast of TV's thirtysomething (including Draper herself). Written by
My 50-something husband and I remember Polly Draper from "30 Something" (back when we were 30-something) and just saw her on her Monk episode. When lo and behold we see she's the producer/writer/invisible mom for this Nick movie/series, starring her kids and their Dad, Michael Wolff. What a hoot! The 6- and 9-year old kids (their boys Nat and Alex Wolff) are wonderful, the story line cute, and the tongue-in-cheek adult references fun to spot. Plus the Celebrity Guest Appearances (including, of course, Tony Shaloub!). We were fully entertained! The music is actually quite good (does their Dad write it?)--I am still singing "Crazy Car" in my head although my husband preferred "Hard-Core Wrestlers (with Inner Feelings)." We enjoyed the script, too (Alex is "Inappropriate Alex"), complete with their 9-year-old manager; the overly assertive parents of other band members; the age-appropriate anti-girl sentiments; and lessons from Alex on fashion sense ("red white & blue are my colors, I invented them"). Can't wait to see what the weekly series is like!
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