Brothers McMullen

Directed By: Edward Burns Starring: Jack Mulcahy Mike McGlone

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by on 11/8/2006

-the director of this movie is edward burns is a great actor and this movie i think is the first that he direct is entertaining and great Read More

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This angst-filled tale of three irish-catholic brothers explores men's relationships with women. Three different situations are set up on parallel plotlines, with each brother facing a different crisis.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40142078
UPC 024543005681
UPC 14 00024543005681
Format DVD
Release Date 6/1/2004
Rating Rating
Family Interaction
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Three Irish-Catholic brothers living in Long Island--a "serious" Catholic worried about his relationship with a Jewish woman, a steadfast husband having an affair, and a commitment-phobe being pressured by a girlfriend--talk over their romantic entanglements. The 27-year-old writer-director-producer-star, Ed Burns, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for this debut.
Plot Summary
Summary Two main issues are complicating the lives of the Irish, Long Island-based, working-class McMullen brothers: Catholicism and women.^Jack is the married oldest brother who's cheating on his perfect wife. Barry is the relationship-wary middle brother who, to his surprise and dismay, is finally falling in love. But Patrick, the most religious brother, ironically is the one who must deal with issues of premarital sex and abortion--a situation that leaves him consumed with guilt. Fortunately for the siblings, however, they're all temporarily living under the same roof, where they can discuss their problems and philosophies--and help each other make it through this troubled time.
Rolling Stone "...Ardent, affecting and wonderfully funny..." 08/24/1995 p.110
USA Today "...Passionately filmed..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 08/09/1995 p.5D
Entertainment Weekly "...Sweet, sometimes funny....[Burns is a] bright, smart, lucky filmmaker..." 08/18/1995 p.34
Chicago Sun-Times "...Quietly fascinating....The movie brings into focus how rare religion and spirituality are in American films..." 08/18/1995 p.39
Uncut "Straight-talking, romantic yet unsentimental, it's the kind of comedy we wish Woody Allen still made. 08/01/2004 p.136
Edward Burns
Jack Mulcahy
Mike McGlone
Cast & Crew
Connie Britton - Actor
Jack Mulcahy - Actor
Mike McGlone - Actor
Edward Burns - Actor
Edward Burns - Director
Dick Fisher - Director of Photography
Seamus Egan - Musical Score
Bill Baldwin Sr., et al. - Producer
Edward Burns - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
Catalog ID 2000568
UPC 00024543005681
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Sundance Film Festival (1996) Edward Burns, Winner, Grand Jury Prize
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review ...a hilarious look at guys in their natural state: Their thinking bufuddled by testosterone and Bud... this knowing, low-budget comedy will appeal to men, who'll recognize their behavior, but also to women, who'll see it as goosing the gander.
Reviewer Rita Kempley
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review ...this movie is so much fun that nobody will overlook the humanity that lights up first-time writer-director Edward Burns' autobiographical look at his kin... The film is so well-acted that it seems not acted at all. Burns has created an endearing gathering of people...
Reviewer Peter Stack
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Actor Burns,Edward
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Janet Maslin, The New York Times A terrific, crowd-pleasing comedy! It's a treat!
Siskel & Ebert Two thumbs up!

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