| See what the critics have to say about the Naked Brothers Band
Newsday (October 25, 2005)
"Written and directed by actress Polly Draper, [ The Naked Brothers Band] is a sweet, gooey (in a good way) send-up of the "rockumentary" genre. It co-stars Draper's sons Nat and Alex Wolff (ages 9 and 6, respectively) as leaders of a star-crossed super group. Seasoned with cameos from the likes of Uma Thurman, Julianne Moore and Tony Shalhoub, Draper's movie is like an all-purpose kids' party."
Gene Seymour, New York NEWSDAY
Variety.com (November 1, 2005)
"Polly Draper's independent quasi-mockumentary, "The Naked Brothers Band," spins her two young sons' modest neighborhood rock band into a fictional chartbusting phenomenon sweeping the country. Conceived as a cross between "A Hard Day's Night" and "Our Gang" two-reelers, pic's sped-up whimsy, soon succumbs to the kids' precocious charm and the potent charisma of 9-year-old leader/songwriter Nat Wolff….This bouncy, feel-good kidpic, with targeted release strategy, could rock peers and parents alike."
"Established actress Draper, whose script for "The Tic Code," loosely based on her husband's childhood struggle with Tourette's syndrome, won her kudos, here directs for the first time — and with considerable panache."
IndieWire Hamptons (October 25, 2005)
"thirtysomething" actress Polly Draper returned to HIFF for the second time with her latest, "The Naked Brothers Band," starring her sons Alex and Nat Wolff and a group of their friends, which screened as a world premiere. Part documentary and part mockumentary, the film is the story of a kids' rock band and all the travails that come with instant fame and superstardom at an elementary school age. Probably one of the most surprising aspects of the film, which took the fest's audience award for children's feature, was the original music, mostly written by eleven-year-old Nat Wolff, including the very catchy tunes "Crazy Car," "Got No Mojo," "Hardcore Wrestlers," and "Rosalina." Nat sings the tracks while his younger brother Alex plays drums for the songs that are astonishingly mature, and well… good. This is the second audience prize for Draper at HIFF, winning an audience prize for the 1998 film "The Tic Code," which she wrote and starred in (directed by Gary Winick).
The Hamptons Film Festival. (Oct. 24, 2005)
The Naked Brothers Band wins the audience award for family feature film.
Press inquiries ONLY
Donna Daniels / Donna Daniels Public Relations
1375 Broadway, Suite 403 New York, NY 10018