"What do you do when you're a full grown man in a boy band?" This film is about a band, of course, but it's more universal a story than that - it is about five friends, it is about sacrifice and redemption, it is about a reckoning with a past and a path forward into a new kind of freedom. It is about home and family, and how many different ways we define those things. Having lived exceptional lives in a glaring spotlight, having lost a youth to the demands of fame, home and family can be many things. We see that boys still struggle to become men, forging their paths both in private, in the public eye, and together, through their music.
"...unexpectedly endearing... a clear-eyed, unswoony perspective on the best-selling boy band in history...Show 'Em What You're Made Of convincingly argues that these boy-men have something to say about the fickleness of fate." — Amy Nicholson, The Village Voice
"This surprisingly frank documentary focuses on what happens when an emotionally fractured boy band grows up and deals with its past." — The Guardian
"Memory and mortality take centre stage in this informative, emotionally open documentary from Stephen Kijak." — The Irish Times