Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (2020)

 Excellent look at the career of the brothers Gibb who made up the Bee Gees, a group which essentially changed music as we know it. Following their career from the start to the end it is a glorious victory lap for lone surviving brother Barry and the Gibb family.

Full of music and interviews, the film is so skillfully put together with historical footage that odds are you wouldn't know that Barry was the only one still alive. Honestly this film is expertly put together to suck you in and get you dancing. When the film played HBO I was just going to watch a couple of minutes before moving on...I stayed to the final fade out.

While not perfect, it leaves out or pushes to the side anything personal (the deaths of Andy, Maurice and Robyn are covered in text on screen) and don't look for anything remotely negative, it fills every second with something interesting and it's clear it would need another two hours to get it all in.

Highly recommended.

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