Documentary Review: Chasing Happiness ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽค

The Jonas Brothers showcase their growth as a musical group and siblings in their documentary Chasing Happiness.

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From left to right: Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas star in Chasing Happiness. CREDIT: Amazon Studios

This post for Chasing Happiness contains spoilers.

Consider me a “born-again” Jonas Brothers fan, after watching their documentary Chasing Happiness (2019, directed by John Taylor) which came out last week on Amazon Prime. The documentary depicts their early rise to fame from being on Disney Channel and how they slowly evolved from being a punk rock band to a global pop sensation.

I was 11 going on 12 when I first heard about the Jonas Brothers; it was definitely through watching countless hours of Disney Channel programmes that I got to know about them. Camp Rock (which stars all three brothers) was a huge part of my childhood and I could probably recite the lyrics to This Is Me, even though nobody asked me to ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ.

I’m glad that in Chasing Happiness, audiences and fans get a glimpse into the struggles the brothers faced, while growing up with fame. Things like their purity rings, Kevin being the least popular brother out of the Jonas Brothers, and their regret in committing to a Jonas Season 2 on Disney Channel are all discussed in the documentary.

The documentary felt emotionally fulfilling to watch, as I felt nothing but joy seeing them grow as artistes and humans. And it’s also definitely not a coincidence that the title of their documentary goes in line with their newly released album Happiness Begins, which feels so fitting for the current state of their group.

I urge you to watch the documentary even if you’re not a Jonas Brothers fan because it is definitely well worth your time, as you get to witness what it’s like for people to gain fame before social media became a thing.

Rating: 4/5

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