The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

"The Boys" documents the extraordinary lives of two radically diverse siblings: the multi-award-winning songwriting team-- the Sherman Brothers (Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman). The documentary traces the origins of… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

A touching and illuminating documentary about the songwriting duo.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an affable, sporadically intriguing (yet somewhat underwhelming) piece of work.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

It's a solid chapter in the history of American popular song, an examination of Walt Disney's final career triumphs, a glimpse at both the daily grind and the eureka moments of songwriting, and a story of family dynamics all rolled into one.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

An excellent film -- entertaining and informative and sometimes stunning in its display of the personal demons shared by these two geniuses.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

A fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary that charts not only a story of tremendous success but sibling rivalry as well.

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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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

An absorbing study in creative tension.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Well-paced and full of anecdotal information, clips from the brothers' movies, and interviews with people who worked with them . . . . It's rich with history, and not just personal history.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Jeff Talbott
Although it doesn't quite uncover the dark underbelly of the sunniest songwrites in film history, this swell documentary about the Sherman brothers is full… More
Jason Vargo
Historical in every possible way, it's hard to remember The Boys is supposed to focus on the men behind the music and not necessarily the music itself.… More
John Ballantine
A true work of love by two sons whose fathers no longer communicate. Those fathers are the Sherman brothers, authors of most of the charming and sickly sweet… More