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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  24 April 2009 (USA)
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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.


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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

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Brothers, Partners, Strangers



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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, smoking images and brief language


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24 April 2009 (USA)  »

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The Boys: L'histoire des frères Sherman  »

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$19,875 (USA) (22 May 2009)


$54,852 (USA) (4 September 2009)

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If'n I Was God
Words & Music by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by 'Johnny Whitaker' and Boys Chorus
From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack TOM SAWYER
Used Through the Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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Boys will be Boys
4 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are some things that I wish I didn't know. That the famous brothers Sherman don't really get along or like each other all that much is one of those things. It's sad. And it is ironic, considering most of their music and lyrics seem a match made in Tin Pan Alley heaven. I am glad, however, that this somewhat disjointed and clumsy documentary about their lives reminds us of the many songs they have created: from the theme to the Tiki Room in the Disney theme parks to fun throw-away songs for Annette's surf movies of the 60's. Truly, their output for the better part of three decades was astounding. It is a shame that their sons couldn't have cobbled together a better, more compelling tribute to the pair. This film is cinematically lifeless and adds little understanding to their polar personalities. Try as they might "The Boys" just come off as one dimensional and rather dull. Thank goodness their tunes will speak for them for eternity instead of this well-meaning but awkward film.

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