Brothers McMullen (1995)
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The highly acclaimed romantic comedy from Edward Burns.
|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.|
"Two thumbs up! Siskel & Ebert
Editor's NoteThree 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.
Cast & Crew
|Edward Burns - Director|
|Dick Fisher - Director of Photography|
|Seamus Egan - Musical Score|
|Bill Baldwin Sr., et al. - Producer|
|Edward Burns - Writer|
Plot SummaryTwo 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.
Sundance Film Festival (1996)
|Edward Burns, Winner, Grand Jury Prize|