Release Date: September 22nd, 2006 (Landmark Sunshine Cinemas) by Lone Wolf Bridge Releasing.
Directed by Hector Galán.
BASIC PREMISE: A documentary about the rise-to-fame of Los Lonely Boys.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: Los Lonely Boys feels entertaining even for those unfamiliar with Los Lonely Boys, a Texan rock band made up of three brothers: Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza. It’s refreshing that it goes beyond a simple documentation of the band’s music tour with concert footage. Director Hector Galán wisely focuses the attention on the story behind how the three brothers persistently followed their dreams and gradually became famous while dealing with personal issues such as being close to their family. They started out in rather humble conditions and had to work hard playing in small country bars and Mexican cantinas in San Angelo, Texas with their father, Enrique “Ringo” Garza, Sr. Music was simply a way for them to make ends meet back then. It soon became their passion which, in turn, became success. Enrique explains that he added “Los”, the Spanish word for “The”, before “Lonely Boys” to give people the idea that the band has Mexican-American roots. Although Enrique did form the band and participate in it for a while, he soon split up for professional reasons. Galán includes plenty of warm, personal interviews with the three brothers and their family members. It would have been interesting to interview some loyal fans to get outside perspectives of the band. Nonetheless, what makes documentary so thoroughly engaging is that it celebrates Los Lonely Boys and their music while humanizing them as well.
SPIRITUAL VALUE: The success of Los Lonely Boys shows that with hard work, passion and determination, dreams can actually come true. It’s quite heartfelt and inspiring how the three brothers learn to cherish the truly important aspects of life such as their supportive and loving family and their culture.
INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: None.
NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 0
IN A NUTSHELL: A thoroughly engaging, heartfelt and inspirational celebration of Los Lonely Boys and their music.
RECOMMENDED WAY TO WATCH: Movie Theater (1st Run)
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