The Brothers

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"Together in the hell holes of war worlds apart in a small town"
  • R
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 6.3  (4,983)
  • 50

The Brothers is a romantic comedy-drama film released in 2001, directed by Gary Hardwick, and starring Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, D.L. Hughley, and Bill Bellamy. The story revolves around four African American friends, Jackson Smith (Morris Chestnut), Brian Palmer (Bill Bellamy), Derrick West (D.L. Hughley), and Terry White (Shemar Moore), who are all successful and accomplished in their careers, but struggling with their personal relationships.

Jackson, known as "The Fixer," is a successful and wealthy talent agent who prides himself on being able to fix any problem, except his own. He is in a stable but unfulfilling relationship with a woman named Denise (Gabrielle Union). Brian, "The Player" of the group, is a successful attorney who is known for having a different woman every night, but is secretly searching for true love. Derrick, "The Married One," is a restaurant owner and married to Sheila (Tamala Jones), but is having an affair with a waitress named Louise (Julie Benz). Terry, "The Player Hater," is a successful novelist who is anti-relationship and never stays with any woman for more than one night.

As the four friends come together for the wedding of a childhood friend and his fiancée, they all start to question their own relationships and lives. Jackson realizes that he wants more from his relationship with Denise and decides to propose to her. Brian falls in love with the bride's cousin, Jesse (Tatyana Ali), and tries to pursue a serious relationship with her. Derrick struggles with his loyalty to Sheila and his affair with Louise. Terry, who initially appears to be the most committed to the single lifestyle, finds himself developing feelings for a woman named BeBe (Susan Dalian), who is also at the wedding.

The film explores themes of love, commitment, and the challenges faced by modern relationships. The men struggle with their fears of commitment, trust, and vulnerability while navigating their romantic relationships. They also grapple with their friendships, exposing each other's secrets, strengths, and weaknesses.

The chemistry between the four main actors is excellent, and the movie navigates the complexities of romance and relationships with humor and heart. The Brothers is a poignant and thought-provoking film that will make you laugh, cry, and reflect on your own personal experiences with love.

In addition to the talented cast, the film boasts a great soundtrack, which includes music from Maxwell, K-Ci & JoJo, Carl Thomas, and Angie Stone. The Brothers was well-received by audiences and critics alike, and remains a classic in the romantic comedy genre.

Overall, The Brothers is a must-watch film for anyone who loves romantic comedies and is interested in exploring the complexities of modern relationships. The movie does an excellent job of portraying the challenges that both men and women face in finding and maintaining healthy, fulfilling relationships.

The Brothers is a 2001 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 50.

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    6.3  (4,983)
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