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      The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

      PG Released May 22, 2009 1h 41m Documentary List
      91% Tomatometer 22 Reviews 87% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings As contract songwriters for Disney, Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman compose many of the studio's best-loved hits, including "It's a Small World (After All)" and songs from "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book" and many more. Their prolific professional collaborations result in many awards, including two Oscars. However, a deep, longstanding rift strikes a sour note in the brothers' personal relationship. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Dan Kois Washington Post The film holds their Disney songs in such high esteem, and discusses them with such little context, that The Boys sometimes feels as though it is set in Disneyland, not the real world. Rated: 2/4 Nov 6, 2009 Full Review Greg Quill Toronto Star The story of the men who wrote them in the golden age of Walt Disney Studios' movie musicals, brothers Robert and Richard Sherman, is one of the most fascinating chronicles of creative partnership never told. Rated: 3/4 Aug 21, 2009 Full Review Claudia Puig USA Today A touching and illuminating documentary about the songwriting duo. Rated: 3/4 May 22, 2009 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies With both Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman having passed away, The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story ensures that their legacy will never be forgotten. Rated: 4/5 May 26, 2024 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter This moving tale behind the scenes of one of Hollywood's least well-known "first" families is enriched by some of the most gloriously happy lyrics produced in the last decade of the studio system. Jun 18, 2020 Full Review Kelly Jane Torrance Washington Times As the highlights roll by and you get to know these geniuses better, the film becomes surprisingly moving. Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 1, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A documentary film about the lives of the famous composers, Robert and Richard Sherman that was directed and produced by their sons. This movie is well put together and includes relevant interviews and narration from the sons. There was a lot of information I did not know about this famous duo and I'm glad to have watched this film. I think this movie is worth your time. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member As a Disney Fan, I really enjoy this. Since I was a kid, I was very fond of the Sherman Brothers and there music. Finally watching this documentary has given me a inside look to the people behind the music. Highly Recommend! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review spencer p In the tradition of "behind every magical career is an unfortunate truth", the Sherman Bros. sibling rivalry may have only been gently touched, but this is all the same an essential Disney documentary. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Akin to the honorably gifted documentary "Frank and Ollie" but with more acceptable consistency, the Sherman Brothers received a similar, inspiringly prompted treatment in this revealing documentary detailing their personal lives and musical collaboration whereas the lyrics really reflect their respective journeys. Not only does the documentary unveils their brotherly relationship besides their well-known musical passion, it theoretically brought up a realization that they're the head of our childhood's music department before selective couple partnerships contemporarily take the helm. At times mutually emotional and whimsical, but also, from our spectating perspective, wonderful with grateful reminiscent. (A) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member As a movie? Meh. It too often veers off course to tell us something that doesn't seem pertinent to the compelling central story. However, as a capture of two truly incredible men's work? Priceless. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Great documentary on Richard and Robert Sherman, who wrote loads of songs for Disney movies, and their difficult fraternal relationship. Recommended! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis As contract songwriters for Disney, Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman compose many of the studio's best-loved hits, including "It's a Small World (After All)" and songs from "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book" and many more. Their prolific professional collaborations result in many awards, including two Oscars. However, a deep, longstanding rift strikes a sour note in the brothers' personal relationship.
      Director
      Gregory V. Sherman, Jeffrey C. Sherman
      Producer
      Jeffrey C. Sherman, Gregory V. Sherman
      Distributor
      Walt Disney
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Pictures, Crescendo Productions
      Rating
      PG (Smoking Images|Mild Thematic Elements|Brief Language)
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 22, 2009, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $54.9K
      Runtime
      1h 41m
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