Film #263: THE BOYS: THE SHERMAN BROTHERS' STORY
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story
3 out of 5 stars
Think of ANY song from a Disney film and you’ve undoubtedly heard the work of Robert & Richard Sherman. The list of songs they’ve authored is that staggering. Sons Gregory and Jeff Sherman direct this comprehensive documentary on their father’s career and gives us insight into their estrangement. Mostly told via talking heads and archival photographs, the film is not only a document of some of the best music ever recorded… but it’s also a touching story of fraternal love and how the hope of reconciliation can fuel a person’s life. It’s funny how deep some of these songs go… and the documentary exploits this heavily by knowing how they strum so expertly on listener’s heart strings. It helps if the viewer is a Disney fan, but it’s not absolutely necessary. Heart-warming and informative, THE BOYS is a fascinating watch.