The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
2020 | 111 mins| USA |
- Director: Frank Marshall (‘Eight Below’, ‘Congo’, ‘Arachnophobia’)
- Documentary Music
Blessed with the Bee Gees’ discography and director Frank Marshall’s concise thesis, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart is a poignant documentary that persuasively argues the trio’s importance in music history. (Critics Consensus, Rotten Tomatoes)
Brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb find early fame in the 1960s and go on to write over 1,000 songs, including 20 No. 1 hits. This film follows the group’s meteoric rise as they navigate the complexities of working so intimately alongside family.
An engrossing tale held together by keen insight into who the brothers were and includes generally blunt confessions from all three, an exploration of the times that produced their genius and their gloriously memorable music.
George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
Beautifully done and made by veteran producer and filmmaker Frank Marshall, it is explicitly about music, its creation, the impact of fame and the complex emotional tides when a family works together.
John Doyle, Globe and Mail