The Naked Brothers Band
Real-life siblings Nat and Alex Wolff and the rest of their bandmates wrestle with the pitfalls of success in this rockumentary for kids. As the band wins fans, the guys struggle with an addiction to soda and other youthful indiscretions.
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- Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, Joshua Kaye, David Julian Levi, Thomas Batuello, Cole Hawkins, Allie DiMeco, Jesse Draper, Michael Wolff, Cooper Pillot, Jonathan Pillot, Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Arsenio Hall, Mel Harris, Peter Horton, Ricki Lake, Cyndi Lauper, Melanie Mayron, Julianne Moore, Tony Shalhoub, Uma Thurman, Patricia Wettig, Nancy Wilson
- Polly Draper
NRGeneral Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the satire in this mockumentary about the highs and lows of young stardom may be too subtle for tweens without a grasp of the tumultuous nature of the music industry (in other words, most of them). They may only see the over-glorified celebrity lifestyle. Swelling egos and creative differences cause conflict within the band, including some name-calling. The under-10 kids on screen have very little adult supervision, and conversations touch on topics like how babies are made, homosexuality, hand gestures with suggestive meaning in other cultures, and (from a 6-year-old) the strong desire to kiss lots of girls. The movie is tied to a TV series that's better suited to the target tween audience.
- Sexual Content
- Some female characters dress in skimpy clothes, and the boys' adoring fans often flirt outrageously with them. One character jokingly references "boobies." One scene shows an adult couple kissing passionately.
- In one scene, an argument between two adult women ends in a brief scuffle with no injuries. A few brief clips of professional wrestling include some banging around.
- Frequent use of "Oh my God" and "shut up" one exclamation of "Jesus!"
- Social Behavior
- Adult role models are largely absent from the film. The father of the two main characters rarely interacts with his sons, so the older boy takes responsibility for his younger brother (who acts and speaks much older than his six years would warrant). Other parents only drop in occasionally to demand more individual attention for their band-member kids. Glamorizes the life of a kid star.
- Lots of references to products like Game Boy and Cheerios. Nameless soda is prevalent, so much so that one character's "addiction" to it lands him in a recovery program for "soda-holics."
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it