Naked Brothers Band (2006)
|The Naked Brothers Band is a thoroughly entertaining rock and roll musical comedy for children and adults. Part documentary, part mockumentary, and a lot of fun in between, it tracks a kids' rock band that struggles with superstardom, and features more than 18 celebrities including Julianne Moore, Tony Shalhoub, and Uma Thurman.|
This 'fantasy rockumentary' stars two real life brothers, Nat Wolff age 9, and Alex Wolff age 6, and the real life band they started in pre-school with archival footage of their first gig.
In The Naked Brothers Band, the camera follows Nat and Alex through their concerts, their rehearsals, and their private lives, as they deal with the growing pains related to love, friendship, and fame.
The film features original songs written and performed by Nat Wolff including, Crazy Car, Got No Mojo, Hardcore Wrestlers, and Rosalina, and a special solo performance by Alex Wolff singing his original song That's How It Is.
Editor's NoteCreated by actress Polly Draper (THIRTYSOMETHING), Nickelodeon's THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND plays like a surprisingly clever and kid-friendly take on THIS IS IS SPINAL TAP. The charming made-for-TV movie--later spun off into its own Nick sitcom--centers around an all-kid rock band led by a pair of brothers, nine-year-old Nat and six-year-old Alex (Nat and Alex Wolff, Draper's real-life sons), who comically struggle with child-musician pratfalls like creative differences, soda-pop addictions, and 20-year-old babysitters. The mockumentary feel is further bolstered by cameo appearances by celebrities Arsenio Hall, Ricki Lake, Cyndi Lauper, Julianne Moore, Tony Shalhoub, and Uma Thurman, as well as Draper's former THIRTYSOMETHING costars Timothy Busfield, Melanie Mayron, Mel Harris, Ken Olin, and Patricia Wettig.
The Naked Brothers Band Movie - DVD
By: Ann Hagman Cardinal Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 4/2/2007 2:44 PM
|Spinal Tap goes to grammar school. New to DVD this week is Nickelodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band Movie, a mini-mock-rockumentary directed by Polly Draper. Nickelodeon is on all the time in my house and I enjoy some of the shows as much as my ten-year-old son Carlos, but as I had only had cursory glances at the newest offering, The Naked Brothers Band show, I really wasn’t convinced that the movie could reach beyond its tween demographic....read the full review|
|David Julian Levi|
|Craig Cobb - Editor|
|Ethan Tobman - Art Director|
|Jonathan Pillot - Producer|
|Ken H. Keller - Cinematographer|
|Michael Wolff - Executive Producer|
|Michael Wolff - Original Music By|
|Nat Wolff - Original Music By|
|Polly Draper - Director|
|Polly Draper - Writer|