Review by Whymrhymer
Even if you’re an old dude like me (or an old dudette) and even if you’re not that old but all your kids have escaped the nest, you really should catch some of the shows on Nickelodeon or one of the other channels that feature kids . . . it helps you reconnect with that kid inside of you (and he or she IS there) and besides, kids having fun are always a joy to watch.
The title of this post “The Naked Brother’s Band” is a new series on Nickelodeon and also the title of a slightly older movie put together by Polly Draper. Polly Draper is actually the stepmother of Nat and Alex Wolff the “original” Naked Brothers. Nat was 7 years old and Alex was 4 when the movie was made; guaranteed, they will just steal your heart and if they don’t make you smile you might not have a heart to loose.
The movie (which they call a “mockumentary” because it’s totally . . . and cleverly . . . scripted) was on this evening (2/2/07) and the series starts on Saturday (2/3/07) at 8:30 EST. It’s silly and it’s fun and a heck of a lot better than just another episode of CSI (name the city).
One great line from the movie: Nat at one point says: “Jesus, I can’t believe that” which causes Alex to jump up and grab his shirt and say: “Don’t you ever say anything about Jesus, he was one of the best presidents we ever had!” That’s just a sample of some of the chuckles you’ll get out of the movie (and I’m sure the series).
By the way, all the songs in the movie, except for one, were written (music and lyrics) by 7-y/o Nat and you can see and hear for yourself that he may have a real future in the music business or at least in show business (if he doesn’t get ‘burned out’ like so many other child stars). That one song, by the way, that wasn’t written by Nat was written by Alex.
If you can, tune in tomorrow night for the premier of the series (the kids are 9-y/o and 6-y/o now) and let your inner-kid out to play. You’ll walk away feeling good!
One caution, if you do have little ones and they are clammering to watch the movie, read the review by Common Sense media first (Linked Below) — they think it has some bad messages for impressionable-aged kids and I guess I can’t disagree.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, nobody in the movie is naked!!
The Show’s Home Page: The Naked Brother’s Band
A negative review of the movie by “Common Sense Media”: The Naked Brothers Band Movie – NR