The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Synopsis
The story of award-winning Disney songwriters Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The result is an excellent film - entertaining and informative and sometimes stunning in its display of the personal demons shared by these...
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Village Voice

Boys is first-rate cinema archaeology. What pushes it beyond that is the brutal honesty with which the sibling rivalry between the elder...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A vital one for movie fans.
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By Dennis Harvey
Engaging documentary draws on plentiful archival footage and A-list interviewees, and should lure dedicated nostalgists.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The Boys is so heartfelt that it elicits a sense that complex creative relationships may ultimately elude explication, leaving Jeffrey...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and a host of other notables sing the praises of the estranged siblings, whose work is illustrated by copious...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A touching and illuminating documentary.
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The Hollywood Reporter

This entertaining, inside-show-business documentary is greatly enhanced by the presence of the two engaging "boys" of the title -- brothers...
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The New York Times

By Laura Kern
Comprehensive, fulfilling film.
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Loved it!

By yassam
Such an interesting and untold story. I grew up loving all the music the Sherman Brothers wrote and never knew who they were. The story of the brothers strained relationship as a backdrop to so...

Great documentary!

By alanger
Too bad about the limited release - very interesting story + lots of catchy tunes! I hope this movie makes it to more theaters so people have a chance to see it....

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Documentary!

By RetroGuy
Fascinating and informative movie about the brothers who wrote so many famous Disney (and non-Disney) songs, including Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Spoonful of Sugar, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,...

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Rated PG | For smoking images, brief language and mild thematic elements