The Naked Brothers Band

Season 1 Episode 0

The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie

14
Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Jan 27, 2007 on Nickelodeon
8.3
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The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie
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Meet Nat and Alex Wolff, two musical brothers who have been writing and performing songs since preschool. With their band The Silver Boulders, Nat and Alex think that nothing could go wrong in their life. They have fans everywhere, all five of the members are the best of friends, and they have had chart-topping songs. They are living the good life, until everything takes a sudden and hurtful turn.moreless

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  • The first movie in the Naked Brothers Band series.

    8.0
    At first when I saw this show I thought it was really fake and stupid that a bunch of kids could write these songs. But now I think it's so awesome how Nat and Alex could write love songs at the age of 5!!! Now that I'm older I appreciate it more and seeing this movie again is so cool because Nat and Alex are soooo cute and funny. Nat is just a year older than me and his songs are better than ever. And still Alex makes me smile because he is so funny and cute. I said in another one of my reviews that every hater of the Naked Brothers Band should just get lost and I still stick by what i said because these guys are so awesome and deserve to be treated with respect.moreless
  • I watched the season first and was skeptical as what to expect in the movie. However i am pleased to say that it was alot better than the movie. It is a movie you will either love or hate.moreless

    6.0
    Overall 5.9/10



    Having watched the first season of the Naked Brothers Band before watching the movie which predates it, left me skeptical as what to expect. However after briefly watching the movie a first time I knew that this was a lot better. I would recommend that anyone who has not watched the movie to watch it, as although it is a children's movie it is quite a descent film.



    However it was not without its faults which mainly revolve around how the movie is formatted. The documentary style starts of strong, but soon loses its way. Especially in regards to almost everything being in a present tense. All that needed to be done was for the narration and interviews to have been done in past tense especially with the 'Gold Boulders'. Other footage could have been stated as Archive or Re-enactments. I also felt that the time line of the movie was to compressed, stuff that a band would do in 18 months was done in about two.



    Storyline 5.3/10



    The basic plot has a lot going for it, and in my opinion still does, if your mind is open enough to allow it. However with that established I would have hoped that it be kept as realistic as possible. As I have already stated it seems a bit to compressed and although it makes it seem fuller it still leaves out a lot and is totally unfeasible. Moving on from that, no band is liked by everyone in the world and there was only one negative comment about the Silver Boulders in the whole movie. The immaturity of the adults is another thing I have expressed dislike for through the season, however I think this was quite restricted compared to the season. Several things in the movie has me concerned about a lot of other people being shown as morons, such as Josh not knowing his song had the same tune as "twinkle twinkle, little star", Jessie at the 52 state thing – in fact a lot of Jessie seems to moronic or for a nice term, seriously misinformed. Although it may seem minor I will also raise the issue of Nat's love of Rosalina and love songs which are or are not necessarily related, which has coped a bit of flak and disagreement within the fan base – it should be noted that some have stemmed from the song's within the season but the underlying issue originated with the movie. Although I do not believe that there is a age limit on experiencing love, I do believe the limit stands with both understanding and knowing about love, in which some of the songs suggest (whether intended or not) the Nat knows a lot about love. I think the solution is a bit of rewording with both songs and some of the dialogue although I can not say exactly what or where. Rosalina realizes that Nat loves her but having watched the season first the discrepancies in regards to this and the season are baffling. Another thing I have mentioned in previous reviews is the inability to differentiate between an English Accent and the stereotype which is not political correct (thankfully in this PC world). One of the great things about the movie is the ability for it to show kids being serious and more mature while still showing the kids being kids. The parents were shown pretty well, pushy, ignorant to a degree and only interested in their own child, however it seemed to be on the high class side of things. It also raises the question, was it the parents wishes that David, Thomas and Josh split and become the "Gold Boulders" for better media attention. Alex becoming a sodaholic seems like a nice twist on Drug abuse and alcoholism, however during the cruise I think some detox scenes at such would have added to this, ie Alex getting Aggressive and extremely desperate for lemon lime soda. Mort Needleman raise a few of questions within me, such as was he following the band around? How did he become a manager seeing as he has no sight for success? The tour realistically would have been canceled as neither band would have had the ability to prepare and organize themselves for the tour. The "Gold Boulders" had only one known song, and as I believe would not have been able to use any "Silver Boulders" songs as any copyrights would by default move to the song writer, in this case Nat, of course an expensive and lengthy court case could change that. The "Naked Brothers Band" was in a different boat as they in effect were a totally new band had really should not have been in any state to record, let alone tour. The "Gold Boulders" turn around and admittance that they like the song "Rosalina" and their desire to join the "Naked Brothers Band" was far to quick and lazy on the writers part. Nat, although I could see it coming from a mile away, was far to forgiving of, Josh, David and Thomas, and I believe he should have shown at least some mistrust. The only major things missing in the movies, was Press bombardment of Nat and Alex, and the Gold Boulders. I also thought Matt Pinfield who would have fit in the movie well.



    Acting 7.7/10



    The acting in the movie was extremely impressive most actors did great. I only have a few comments some come close to nitpicking. Alex once again was the most convincing of the main actors, he is able to have is lines flow out and seem natural, he can say oddest lines, strangest concepts as though they were the most obvious thing in the world. Not often do things appears to be forced with him, although to be honest the burps and his trying to stop Thomas and Nat fighting were forced, or at least not convincing. Nat was convincing and I can not really come up with any part which was dreadfully bad or obviously forced, however due to the way his character is written made his abilities less visible than the other actors. Allie DiMeco has done a great job as Rosalina however there was one scene the I did not really like, I think her comments after the band broke up did not really strike me as to how they should have been said(if said at all). Cooper was great and quite in tune with his character, but not quite seen as much as I would have liked, along with Cole. Thomas has acted the most aggressive I have seen him, and it is preferable over his timid role in the season, while the "Gold Boulders" as a group did not really work and seemed to repetitive for me to really enjoy. The food fight it self seemed forced as did a couple of other minor moments, but that is to be expected. The majority of the acting was good and there is a lot of potential for the cast.



    Producing/Directing/Editing 6.4/10



    This has been one of my main areas of concern through out the season, and it begs to ask why? When the movie was done to a reasonable standard it should have set the benchmark for the season. There is a few points however in this category. As this is meant to be a documentary or mockumentry to be close to the truth, I expected things to fit together better. There seemed to be too many cameras for one, and opposite angles within seconds of each other did not show the camera people which goes against all laws of physics. Also during the break up scene, Alex's do rag some how manages to reappear on his head when he was in no position to put it back on. Small things like these made it loses is doco feel, along with the lack of archive footage, although I believe a lot of it should have been stated as archive or re-enactments instead of being live so to speak, which contributed to presence of a script, in which when making a movie in not what you want the viewer to notice while watching it.



    Character Development 4/10



    I'm not sure about everyone else but I felt the character development brought as straight back to square one. There were a small number of notable character developments but most of those were minor. The biggest would have been the progression of Nat's love of Rosalina until finally admitting to her, as well as her responding with a kiss. The transition from the "Silver Boulders" to the "Gold Boulders" and "Naked Brothers Band" really came to nothing as the "Naked Brothers" were the same band as the "Silver Boulders" with a couple of minor additions. The only other notable change, was Alex's lemon lime soda addiction to that of milk, I can not really count the Alex and Jessie thing, as that was done to early for it to be a development as such.



    Music 5/10



    With the movie being centered around a band the music is a vital part. I only enjoyed a couple of the songs, and other couple could have been replaced by a better song in which I believe the either Nat or Alex could have written.



    "Motormouth" – This was an average song and a little short, but thankfully not annoyingly repetitive. It in ways has some truths to it, depending on how you interpret it, but it is not a song I go out of my way to listen to.



    "Got no mojo" – This has no real connection with the movie and was to repetitive and had no depth, this is one of two songs that could have been replaced in the movie for song written by either Nat or Alex and meant more in regards to the movie or life thus far.



    "Crazy Car" – Has some depth to it, and the vocals were alright. The music itself was good, and actually sounded pretty cool on Bagpipe (in which I believe to be an underrated instrument) and orchestra. However the 'Cra-a-a-a-a-a-zy Car' got quite annoying after awhile.



    "Rosalina" – It is a good song, it's suitable and deep to a number of levels, nowhere near the deepest but it is a good attempt from a young artist. The only complaint I have, and this for personally, is that to my understanding the music for "Rosalina" is the same as that of "Fire fighters" a song Nat wrote as a tribute to those who died during 9/11. As much as it does suit the song, I believe that it is tapu, as it is a tribute. It may be just me but that's how I feel.



    "If there was a place to hide" – This is quite a simple song both in regards to the lyrics and the music but that makes it no less enjoyable, if that's the right word to use. It has some depth and has a connection with everybody at some stage during their life. Whether or not it has connected yet, well that's another story. This would be my favourite song of the movie. "That's How It Is" – Very simple in all aspects and very short, there is a certain mood to the song, even if it is not backed by the lyrics. If the lyrics were to be improved, it could add depth to the song and the would improve it vastly. It's start for Alex, but he has the potential to write songs of better quality to what I have heard in the movie and the first season.



    "Hardcore Wrestlers" – This is another not so great song and although the mellow bits were tolerable it was just to tediously repetitive. It was really a random song and was only there because of a 2 minute conversation. This is the other song in which could have been replaced for something better. Dialogue 7/10



    The dialogue was usually pretty good and suited the cast and the characters, I only have two negative comments about the script and this would be again close to nitpicking (or at least the first one).



    In Regards to lines about "boys rule girls drool" not rhyming. Although possibly valid in regards to poetry, especially for kids their age, but songs do not need to rhyme and in fact, a lot of the great ones don't.



    The other is in regards to Alex saying childishly stupid things, and although this can be amusing it does get to the stage were it become ludicrous.



    Only two quotes are what I deemed memorable as both are as I feel the most true in relation to the movie.



    'Silver Boulders, overrated,' – one of the Timmerman Brothers



    'If Alex is the most inappropriate boy alive, then I'm the dorkiest' Nat Wolff



    And if I were forced to pick a line that I found the most amusing it would have to be: Nat: 'The Bands Breaking Up!' >>Alex: 'What band? What stupid band?'moreless
  • I did like this movie, even though people criticize it a lot. They were all so young and cute. It is cool to see how much all of them have changed.moreless

    9.0
    The movie was funny. The songs were pretty good, except Hardcore Wrestlers. I think this song was pointless and bad, but they tried. I love how Nat writes both serious songs like "Rosalina" but then writes different songs like "Hardcore Wrestlers." Alex was really cute and he showed a lot of potential to become a good actor. Nat was cute and funny, well he still is. It was cute to see him interact with Rosalina. Their kiss at the end was even cuter and very sweet. I loved it when Alex went to the Sodaholics at Sea meeting. His hat was great, I want one. The movie was also great because it had actual stars that made them seem like actul stars.moreless
  • Great Movie!

    9.4
    In my personal opinion, I think this movie was a very refreshing movie. Sure, the acting wasn't a ten on the scale, but what do you expect from a 6 and 9 year old. Nat and Alex Wolff did a very great job as super stars and I think they were exceptional at their parts and I know they'll improve as time goes on. The movie focuses on two brothers that start a band and go through the trials and tribulations of fame. I think they did a very good job at creating a funny movie in the form of a documentary. The movie was awesome and hilarious and I'm definitely going to be watching the show.moreless
  • the naked brothers band

    10
    this is the best ever film and series ever. i wish the the naked brothers band would do a concert in london if i ever meet them i would scream thay are all i talk about.i have every series and there movie tapped on sky. there th best in the world.everyone wantsto be them if i could meet the i would love to i wish i had some tickets sent to me. i cant get enough of there song i sing to them.



    the order of my favorits is:

    1st - craz car

    2nd - if there was a place to hide

    3rd - catch up with the end

    4th - rosalina

    5th - hard core wrestlers

    6th - motor mouth [chat box] there the best in the whole wide world



    i realy want to meet themmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (9)

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Mort Needleman: Thomas, David, and Josh wish to go on another musical direction. They wish all the best for the remaining 2 Silver Boulders. Nat and Alex Wolff. They'd like everyone to know that from now on their new band will be called "The Gold Boulders." Any questions?
      Dad: The Gold Boulders? You should sue.

    • David's Mom: Why should Nat always be the star? Why should David even be in this band if there's nothing in it for him?
      David: Mom, don't have a cow.

    • Cooper: I don't know what to do at this point. Nat's too depressed to leave the house; Alex is on a wild lemon-lime soda-drinking binge. I'm only nine.

    • Man on TV: I don't know the Silver Boulders by heart, but I'm making a plea to them. My daughter has locked herself up in her room for three days. She says she's not coming out until the Silver Boulders get back together.

    • Alex: Don't bother me. I had too many lemon-lime sodas. I need to sleep.

    • Nat: Did you guys finish your set?
      Thomas, David, and Josh: (At the same time) Who cares!

    • Nat: When Rosalina comes Josh's mom comes. When Josh's mom comes David's mom comes.

    • Josh's mom: Why is that Nat in the middle my boy is obviously the cutest!
      David's mom: No my son is the cutest!

    • David: Jesse's our babysitter and our tutor, 'cause we're on the road so much.

    • Josh: And I could already play "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" on the cello.
      Thomas: But not very well.
      Josh: I was only four! What do you expect?
      David: Mozart was writing concertos at four.

    • Alex: We need to get the band together this instant!
      Nat: Are you up for it Man?
      Alex: Yes I'm fortified by milk.

    • Jesse: These boys teach me things I don't even know. Like, I thought there were 50 states in the United States, but then little Alex, who is only six, told me there were actually 52. Because, see, I forgot about Mexico and Canada.

    • George the Bodyguard: The Silver Boulder fans get pretty out of control. One of them bit me once, see this? See this ponytail? I just got finished growing it back. One girl ripped it right out my head trying to get to Nat.

    • Alex: You have a huge tummy. Are you a cartoon character, or a real person?

    • Photographer: (to Josh and David's moms) This is a photo shoot, not a zoo!

    • Alex: I love Jesse. She's as tall as Shaq.
      Nat: She is not as tall as Shaq, Alex.
      Alex: Yes she is. She's like 6'7" or 7'6". She's so beautiful. She's kinda like my girlfriend.
      Nat: What?
      Alex: In a way, Nat, in a way.
      Nat: In what way?
      David: In a way that he doesn't know about.

    • Alex: Hey Rosalina wanna feel my sweat? It's really sweaty.

    • Rosalina: Hey Nat.
      Nat: (English accent) Hello love. Top of the morning to you. It's uh, bloody hot today isn't it? It's not really hot, right? It's cold, but you know. It's a bit there. (smiles nervously and shrugs)
      Rosalina: Okay. Um, well I guess I'll see you around. Bye.
      (boys say goodbye to Rosalina)
      Nat: (English accent) Cheerio. God save the Queen!
      (boys laugh at Nat)

    • Nat: Jesus, what a jerk.
      Alex: Don't ever say Jesus! He was the best president we've ever had!

    • Nat: (English accent) Oh, you just missed him. The old chap has flown the coop.

    • Nat: It's kind of a funny idea, hardcore wrestlers with inner feelings.

    • Rosalina: Yeah I got to be in the Crazy Car video. I didn't know at the time the song was gonna be such a big hit. And now girls always wanna come up and touch me because I was pulled in a window by Nat. I mean, to me he's, Nat, just my brother's friend, that I've known for my whole life. But to everyone else, he's Nat, the girl magnet.

    • Alex: (to the camera; about Thomas, David, and Josh) They're big jerks and we hate 'em, so go away. (burps)

    • (after hearing Thomas's song)
      Nat: It doesn't even rhyme.
      Cooper: I don't think you guys should play that song.
      Thomas: Why not?
      Cooper: The girls won't like it.
      Nat: So? We don't like girls.
      Alex: I do. I wanna kiss girls.
      Nat: Alex, that's inappropriate.
      Thomas: So you're saying we only get to sing songs that Nat writes?
      Nat: Thomas, all he's saying is that we don't want to alienate the girls.
      Thomas: Does alienate mean kill?
      David: No you're thinking of assassinate Alex: Does alienate mean see boobies?
      (everybody laughs but Nat)
      Nat: (smiling, trying not to laugh) Alex that's inappropriate.
      Alex: Inappropriate means see boobies?
      (everybody laughs)

    • Nat: If Alex is the most inappropriate boy alive, then I'm the dorkiest.

  • NOTES (12)

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: June 18, 2008 on Nickelodeon

    • This movie aired in Canada on YTV on Monday May 20, 2007.

    • The movie was 1 hour and 22 minutes long(82 minutes).

    • Rosalina can speak Korean.

    • If There was a Place to Hide Lyrics:

      If there was a place to hide I'd go
      If there was a place to hide I'd go, but no
      If there was a place to hide I'd go
      If there was a place to hide I'd go, but no
      Your there wherever I may land
      You there wherever I may fall
      225,000 miles away
      I can feel you as close as an inch

      If there was a place to hide I'd go
      If there was a place to hide I'd go, but no
      If there was a place to hide I'd go
      If there was a place to hide I'd go, but no
      I can't get you out of my mind
      Can't make you start comin by
      Why are you still in my head
      Why, why, why, why, why, why

      If there was a place to hide I'd go
      If there was a place to hide I'd go, but no
      If there was a place to hide I'd go-ohh
      If there was a place to hide I'd go, but no
      If there was a place to hide I'd go-ohh
      If there was a place to hide I'd go, but no
      If there was a place to hide I'd go-ohh
      If there was a place to hide I'd go, but no
      But no, but no.

    • Rosalina kisses Nat on the cheek.

    • Crazy Car lyrics:

      Crazy Car,
      To lead me no where,
      Lead me no where,
      Actually,
      It's made for there,
      Made for there

      I have never seen you cry,
      But why now baby, why oh why?
      Take my hand and be my woman,
      Just for a day.

      Crazy Car,
      To lead me no where,
      Lead me no where.
      Actually,
      It's made for there,
      Made for there.

      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car
      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car
      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car
      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car

      Breaks my heart to see you sad,
      I have never felt this bad.
      Take my hand and be my woman,
      Just for a day.

      Crazy Car,
      To lead me no where,
      Lead me no where.
      Actually,
      It's made for there,
      Made for there.

      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car
      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car
      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car
      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car

      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car
      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car
      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car
      Cra-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-zy Car

    • "The Gold Boulders" Made out of 3 out of 5 member's of "The Silver Boulders" is shown.

    • We learn Nat and Alex were in "The Silver Boulders," a group they made with their friends too.

    • This movie was actually made 2 years before the show takes place. Nat and Alex Wolff are only 9 and 6 (respectively) in the movie, when they are 11 and 8 in the show.

    • This movie had an Advance Screening on Thursday, January 25, 2007.

    • Songs performed: Crazy Car
      Got No Mojo
      Hardcore Wrestlers
      Rosalina
      That's How It Is
      If There Was A Place To Hide
      Boys Rule, Girls Drool
      Motor Mouth

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The Silver Boulders have a lot in common with The Beatles.
      *At the end of the film the band performs on a roof top of and apartment which is what the Beatles did in the late 60's.
      *The logo of "The Silver Boulders" is extremely similar to the Beatles logo.
      *In the movie, after someone asks (in a teasing fashion) why Nat talks in an English accent while around Rosalina, another band member says "Because he wants to sound like a Beatle" (not an exact quote).
      *Early in their career, the Beatles were known as the Silver Beetles.
      *The original title of Crazy Car was "Scrambled Eggs", which is also the case for a Beatles song.
      *In the movie, one of the reasons the band became divided was because Nat had a crush on Rosalina. Many believe that the reason the Beatles broke up was because of John Lennon's relationship with Yoko Ono.
      *There is also a point when they are talking about a song and Alex says in what sounds like a beatles accent "I think the girls will dig it" which is something one of the beatles said about a song.

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