Lawyer Eddie Serrano is extremely busy, yet the widower tries to be there whenever his daughter Naomi needs parental support. When a parent volunteer from her scouts troop falls ill last ... See full summary »
When the teenage daughter of a reclusive family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she awakens mysterious powers and discovers ancient family secrets that will change her life forever.
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, Cyndi Lauper, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, Arsenio Hall, and the entire cast of TV's thirtysomething (including Draper herself). Written by
The new High School Musical (A surprising gem of a mockumentary)
I live in a college house with three other 21-year-old fans of Christopher Guest and his mockumentaries, and when we stumbled upon The Naked Brothers Band movie on TV while flipping channels, we were astounded by how much we loved the movie and the songs. We listen to Crazy Car on repeat during car rides, and constantly quote the movie with lines like "Yo, man. That's like a fresh burqa for the ghetto or something" and lyrics like "I wear a doo- rag; you wear your hair. That's how it is. That's how it is."
We laughed pretty much non-stop during the movie and appreciated the special celebrity appearances, the allusions to Beatles history, and the genuinely catchy songs. We sat down smirking, ready to follow the silly Nick show with a snarky running commentary, but instead, our smirks melted and we found ourselves singing along, rooting for the boys, and wishing it would never end. You may be drawn in by the "Naked Brothers," but you'll stay for the "Band!"
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