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The Sparks Brothers

The Sparks Brothers
Documentary, Music | 2021 | R. 2hr 15min
Closed Captioning | Open Captions on Wed | Audio Description CAST: Ron Mael, Russell Mael, Beck DIRECTOR: Edgar Wright IN-THEATERS ONLY | NOW PLAYING

Growing up in the '60s, Los Angeles brothers Ron and Russell got by on a heavy diet of popcorn matinees and pop music until the spotlight of school talent shows illuminated their way on a musical journey as the Sparks and spawned 25 studio albums. Edgar Wright's vision brings five decades of invention to life through animations and interviews, digging deeply into the band's rich, career-spanning archival.

The Sparks Brothers runs a whopping two hours and 15 minutes, though it feels as fleet as a three-minute pop song.
Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
Wright knows some people won't want to watch a long documentary about a band they've never heard of, so he's sure to keep it funny and alive at every possible turn.
Jordan Hoffman, Guardian
This tribute by a self-described fanboy will be a great introduction to the band for many, and a nudge into full-blown obsession for people like me who've loved an album or two but never knew the whole story.
Sara Stewart, Book & Film Globe
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