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The Brothers
The Brothers
Actors: Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore
Genres: Comedy, Drama, African American Cinema
R     2001     1hr 46min

THIS IS THE STORY OF FOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN YUPPIES, A BANKER, A DOCTOR, A LAWYER, AND A PLAYBOY WHO CALL THEMSELVES THE BROTHERS. WHEN THE PLAYBOY GETS ENGAGED, THE OTHER THREE FRIENDS FIND THEMSELVES HAVING TO COME TO TER...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore
Genres: Comedy, Drama, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, African American Cinema
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/31/2001
Original Release Date: 03/23/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 03/23/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 46min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 5
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French

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Movie Reviews

Great DVD!
Mr Doug Gordon | Toronto, ON Canada | 07/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I saw the promos for this movie before it was released in theatres, I knew that I would really like this movie! It's a movie that has a lot to offer. A stellar cast, interesting storyline, drama, comedy and everything in between. It deals with the dynamics of four guys and their struggles with relationships from being single to being married. On the DVD side of things, this movie is entertaining enough to be able to watch over & over again, and not get tired of it. This is the most important thing when actually buying & not renting a movie.
If you like movies that deal with interpersonal dynamics with a little humour & drama thrown in, this movie will definitely not disappoint."
Great cast=Great movie!
A viewer | New Hampshire | 11/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was bored one night so I flipped on HBO and found out this movie was on. So I watched it and now I have up in the pentheon of movie greats. My favorite character is Jackson because he's cool and someone that most of us guys can relate to. He is also responsible and consciensous and the man that everyone can count on. His parents count on him despite their divorce, his sister counts on him even though she just graduated, and his friends count on him because they have problems and they know Jack always has their backs. But what happens when Jackson runs into a serious problem of his own which is finding out his girlfriend Denise dated his father? And who does he turn to when he breaks up with Denise and later regrets it? The answer is his three friends Derrick, Brian, and Terry. Together they set out to help one another with the problems they encounter such as Derrick's impending divorce from his wife, Brian's bad luck with women and his family crisis, and Terry's reservations about marriage along with what Jackson has to deal with. They are known as "The Brothers", four close friends who stick with each other and help each other out through thick and thin. Morris Chestnut and others shine in this feel good story about love, happiness, and all that other s***."
Great DVD-movie plus more
Music | in the world | 04/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First, let me emphasze the extra's on this DVD. There is the "Love Don't love me" music video, deleted scenes, and LOTS of commentary by the man who directed and WROTE the script. He comments on each and every actor, why they were cast, and where he was coming from in the story he tries to tell. He gives us insight into the things men think, but not always say, concerning women and their fears of committment. The whole movie, in my opinion, centers around the concept of three of the four "brothers" being single, around age 29 and not yet married or committed. As Morris puts it, "I don't have the excuse of being young and stupid." I do notice, that there is the underlying premise that being single is NOT a valid choice, and that all single guys are just looking for a piece of a**. Not so. I do have qualms with the lead couple sleeping together on the first date. Geez. This isn't a movie for kids ok...READ THE RATINGS! The role of the Mom and Dad is wonderful. They are well cast and full of wisdom from their mistakes. The four women in this movie are, at best, a little annoying, IMO. I kinda feel sorry for the guys a bit. It seems none of the women are very humble, but cocky and manipulative to get what they want, be it their way in bed, in the relationship, or the wedding they want so desperately. It's that "ain't no man gonna get over on me" attitude. The movie brings up EXCELLENT topics, and it is filled with much humor from D.L Hugley and his wife on screen, as well as from others. This is a great movie, with great music and lots of cool stuff on the DVD feature end of it. If you are like me, get ready for heated discussion about sociology when it's finished, and enjoy every minute of it!"
Great DVD, okay movie.
The Groove | Boston, MA | 10/19/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Likeable film about 4 men who go through the trials and tribulations of relationships. Call it "Waiting to Exhale" with testosterone. Morris Chestnut and DL Hughley give performances good enough to redeem the film of its predictable script. So why the 4 stars? Because the DVD is packed with a decent bunch of extras! We get a nice running commentary by the director, deleted scenes, a featurette, a music video, and, of course, the trailer for this film and other Sony releases. The best of these features is the "Conversation with Director Gary Hardwick." He gives a very informative look at the movie; this guy is so laid back and down-to-earth, he looks like he could be your next-door-neighbor. So if you've already seen the film and liked it, you should definitely pick this one up; the wealth of features make it more than a worthy purchase."