#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The Cowsills are the real life inspiration behind The Partridge Family but The Cowsills’ story is not a sitcom. Their story is raw and honest, tragic and beautiful. The Cowsills personify The Baby Boomer Generation in all of its extremes and eccentricities. All of its tragedies and triumphs. Their public image was talent and charm. Their private reality was secrets and fear. One of the most musically gifted American Families to hit the top of the pop charts, The Cowsills rose to fame, success and stardom in the late sixties. Five years later, their star came crashing back down to earth. This year, you will learn what happened to The Cowsills.
Plot: The story of the Cowsills, an American band consisting of family members who rose to fame in the 1960s and served as the real-life inspiration for the “The Partridge Family” TV series.
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A great story that still hasn’t been told
I am a fan of the Cowsills’ music and am fascinated by their story — but this disappointing and disjointed documentary is hard to follow and leaves many basic questions unanswered.
The film makes it very difficult to tell the brothers apart, in either the vintage clips and photos or in the later interviews. More biographical information early on (with each kid’s birth year, birth order and role in the band) would have been helpful.
The filmmakers don’t give us enough material about the band’s heyday but instead devote about half the running time — too much, in my opinion — to the later lives of the siblings. By the end, the viewer knows a great deal about the personal drama within the family but doesn’t have clear answers to these obvious questions:
-Why were mother Barbara and sister Susan added to the band? Was it the dad’s idea — and if so, where did the inspiration come from? Was it the idea of a record company executive? Was it a combination of the two? -Did the boys try to resist? -Did Barbara have any previous experience singing? -What’s the real story of the Cowsills and “The Partridge Family”? In the doc, Shirley Jones gives a very simple answer why the Cowsills didn’t star in the series. But there’s another account: that the producers thought the boys were too old and only wanted Susan. Yet another version has it that ABC was ready to do a sitcom starring the Cowsills but wanted Jones to play Barbara — and the family said no. -What did the Cowsill kids think of “The Partridge Family” TV show? What did they think of the Partridge Family recording of “I Really Want to Know You” — the only song recorded by both bands? -Barbara Cowsill died in 1985 at the relatively young age of 56. Had she been ill? Did her death bring the family together? Was there an outpouring from the entertainment community?
I hope someday we’ll get a more complete look at this very intriguing music act!
Sometimes Disturbing But Also Very Interesting
The Cowsills were a band made up of brothers, one sister and their mom, ho had a few major hit records in the ate 60s. They were the inspiration for the show The Partidge Family. While this documentary chronicles the fairly short time they were fairly big stars, it more goes into the psychology of the family itself, especially about their abusive father Bud. There are interviews with all of them, and the insight they give to themselves and what they meant to both the world and each other is kind of fascinating. Although they look back in some regret you also see the love that still exists between them. This film is recommended for anyone who is interested in music documentaries that delve beyond the music to what all of their time in the sun and beyond meant. You see immense talent, but you also see the struggle. By the way, the music is good. If you remember them or are curious, this is just about a must see.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Documentary, Biography, Family
Director Bill Filipiak, Louise Palanker
Writer Louise Palanker
Actors Bill Cowsill, Bob Cowsill, Richard Cowsill
Country United States
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