The Story of the Bee Gees

This is an incredible look at the life and times of three brothers, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, one of the worlds first super groups, taking us on a journey from their roots to the pinnacle of their careers. This is a must for all music fans!
Tony Waters
Barry GibbMaurice GibbRobin Gibb
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Karen J. Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
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If you really want to see something unforgettable, watch "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?", made in 2019. So complete in everything. Wonderful footage going back to when they were children, and intermittently, Barry Gibb gives his take on things. Of course, by 2019 all of his brothers are gone. My husband was not much of a BeeGees fan until I made him watch this two-hour heartfelt documentary. I didn't realize how many songs they had written(over 1,000) and all of the people they had written for(Dolly Parton, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Barbra Streisand). This is as thorough as it gets. My husband was in tears at the end, as was I, even though this was the second time I had watched it. I know this is not a review of this particular film, but do not let that keep you form watching what I just highly recommended.
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Tallie365Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
poor editing, filiming, directing --just bad
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I was hoping to sit down and enjoy a good documentary coupled with good music. Instead I was looking to see how long before it was over. The brother's were talking over each other during the interview. Concert footage was mostly poor quality. The documentary portion was barely skimming the surface. Too bad this was such a dud. The subject matter is enticing. You'd do better reading Wikipedia and watching some footage on YouTube.
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Lin MrachekReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good life story of three genuises
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Considering this was produced in 1985, it does cover the life story of the Bee Gees. The quality of the video doc maybe lacking but for those who love the Bee Gees, we are glad to see it.
The brothers Gibb are genuises able to compose so many different types of songs for themselves and others . The video did not have time to play all their music like " Islands in the Stream" which they created for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
I did not think it was made clear about the problem the Bee Gees faced getting air time in the USA after great success in the film Saturday Night Fever. The Bee Gees were unfarly given a disco label. The Bee Gees created the songs BEFORE the film Saturday Night Fever was produced.
Then combined with their music and the storyline with actor John Travolta the film Saturday Night Fever created a cultural phenomenon called disco. It made the Bee Gees multi millionaires. But then they were knocked off the platform. This impacted their career. However they went on to create wonderful music until 2003 when Mo died.
In time I think their talent of composing and performing will be further recognized .
This old video did touch on their greatness.
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ChrisSherrillReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Failure on some fronts
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The subject matter was what pulled me in. I watched it all just to get a little history and to hear portions of their songs. There was a lot more music than some recent documentaries I've watched. It has to be said, however, that it shows its age. The release date of 1985 makes this ancient in terms of video and audio quality, so neither of those are as sharp as one would like. In fact, the audio seemed to get worse as the video played. So, this might please a hard and fast fan, but I predict you may end up a little dissatisfied.
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DonnerReviewed in the United States on July 17, 2021
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Great documentary on the Bee Gees!!! I was fortunate to see them in 1979 at their peak at Dodger's Stadium!!! I also was lucky enough to baby brother Andy Gibb the year before (1978) during his first tour (and my first ever concert). They are a wonderful and super talented family! And I don't care what anyone thinks...but I LOVED the Sgt. Pepper movie!!! It is still one of my "Guilty Pleasures" along with all of their GREAT music!!!
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Marguerite GearReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2020
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Doesn't do justice to a fabulous family of talent. Sound and engineering it terrible. The narration is overlaid on the interviews and music. No insight that you can't get off a few minutes of YouTube or a Wiki summary. Also grossly outdated given the sad demise of 75% of the brothers Gibb.
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MTDesignsReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Very Disappointed
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I thought this was going to be more of a docu about the Bee Gees , their big breaks, their families and wives; just MORE about them as people - as in a biogrophical documentary. The songs were too long for this venue, and the editing in general was poor at best. I was hoping it would be more interesting.
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MichelleReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2020
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I watched less than 15 minutes of this garbage & I had to finally stop. Not only was it poor quality, but the narrator kept talking over the songs & could hardly be heard. Don't waste your time - that's almost 15 minutes of my life I wish I had back!
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