Director: Chris Smith
Year Released: 2023
Rating: 2.0

Ninety-minute overview of the "cultural influence" of English rap/disco/pop duo Wham!, starting off with Andrew Ridgeley befriending George Michael in primary school, the two of them playing in a band, writing new tunes, struggling for a little while (George also comes to the realization he's gay but stays in the closet), making an appearance on Top of the Pops, becoming a breakout success in the U.K., touring the U.S., performing in China, appearing at Live Aid ... and then dissolving (as expected), with Michael embarking on a solo career.  Director Smith got a lucky break and was able to obtain scrapbooks compiled by Ridgeley's mother as well as rare VHS footage of the lads to assemble his documentary, but there's a bit of a "so what" factor to it: they got along too well for any real drama between them, they stayed together for only four years and their "hits," like "Bad Boys" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," could generously be described as "cheesy fun" (although I have a soft spot for "Last Christmas" and "Everything She Wants").  What's next, a twelve part series about the agonies and the ecstasies of the Spice Girls?