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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,875, 24 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,852, 6 September 2009
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Quotes

Robert B. Sherman: [talking about Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers] She was such a witch.
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

Mary Poppins Overture Pt. 2
Words & Music by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Orchestration by Irwin Kostal
Performed by Mary Poppins Orchestra
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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Did We See The Same Documentary?
7 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

I don't know about the previous reviewer, but what possibly could have been done better than this superb documentary? Lifeless it isn't, clumsy it isn't. It's touching, and filled with many fascinating insights. The use of seeing parallel home movies by the brothers during their estrangement was an inspired one. It's very well done, people. It does exactly what it sets out to do, and then some. I hope people will seek out this film and see for themselves just how good it is.

For a Disney release, it's also interesting to see non-Disney films incorporated to give a more balanced look at the brothers' film scores. For baby boomers, this film will be an added pleasure, since so much of this music here most likely was a strong presence during their growing years. Don't miss this one!


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