I’m a self-proclaimed Disney nut and that is the reason I ended up watching the boys: the sherman brother’s story.
I think, however, that it would be a real disservice if I only recommended this movie because of my obsession for all things Disney. It’s a great documentary that I KNOW I will not do justice in this ridiculous recommendation I’m trying to piece together. WILL not do it justice. Is it the best movie ever made? No, of course not. But it’s INTERESTING. It’s something new. It tells you the story of two brothers’ who ended up writing songs that you know very well, and probably your children do as well. Also talks about how these brothers and co-writers ended up estranged. Very touching and sad.
These two brothers are as different as night and day. They lived a fairy tale life writing songs for Mr. Disney, but then like all crazy dysfunctional families…things just aren’t always as they seem. And we get a glimpse into their lives and careers. Amazing!!
While I knew a lot of the songs that Richard and Robert Sherman wrote for Disney, while watching the film and getting to know them you end up saying “Oh my God, I can’t believe Dick and Bob wrote <enter song here>.”
Me: “I can’t believe Dick and Bob wrote the Tiki Room song!” Which just happens to be my FAVORITE!!
Fritz (in German accent): I sing so beautiful, I should sing solo.
Jose (in Spanish accent): Si, so low we can’t hear you.
In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room. In the tiki tiki tiki tiki room. All the birds sing words and the flowers croon. In the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room! Welcome to this tropical hideaway…
Ok, I’ll stop. Ahem.
And of course: It’s a small world. You’ll all groan and say you hate it, but can you even imagine a world without it?! No, you can’t. Dick and Bob…yeah they wrote it.
But besides the countless songs for the parks, the Sherman brothers wrote many songs for movies like Mary Poppins and Jungle Book. Again, shit you know, and shit your kids know. And you probably have no idea where it came from. These two men, flesh and bones, are responsible. Amazing and inspirational.
Please, if you can, take the time to watch it. I can guarantee you will find it entertaining and satisfactory. Then again, I’m the only human being that disliked Inception, so take my word with a grain of salt. BUT I do think the boys is worth your while. The official synopsis on their page does way more justice: http://www.theboysdoc.com/
Have a crazy messed up family? Good, you’ll relate.
P.S. It’s a small, small world.
P.P.S. There are only two dolls representing America on the ride (the old one, not the new fangled on at DL), which ones are they??