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Brothers (2001)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40155459
UPC: 043396063945
UPC 14: 00043396063945
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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 terms with their own issues of commitment and honesty.

"...the movie's themes of family, love and friendship are universal.  Associated Press
"Blunt and sexy...and just enough nuggets of human truth...to infuse it with genuine heart...  Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"...witty and lively...  Chris Vogner, Dallas Morning News
"Thumbs Up!  Ebert & Roeper And The Movies

Editor's Note
Dubbed "Refusing to Exhale" by director Gary Hardwick, THE BROTHERS traces the hilarious journey of four African-American men as they take on love, sex, friendship and two of life's most terrifying prospects--honesty and commitment. Smart, successful, and sexy, Jackson Smith (Morris Chestnut), Brian Palmer (Bill Bellamy), Derrick West (D.L. Hughley) and Terry White (Shemar Moore) are "The Brothers"--lifelong friends banded together to weather love's innate terrors and occasional triumphs in this brazenly comic yet painfully true exploration of the battle between the sexes. Amidst the career track, basketball, and bar hopping, "The Brothers" love women, as many as possible, but a shocking revelation tests the foursome's friendship and changes their dating habits forever.

In between the fast-quipping one-liners, each of the four brothers faces a challenge that must be overcome in order to mature into full manhood. The strength of THE BROTHERS rests in the emotional variety of these challenges, which range from Brian's tragic relationship with his mother to Derrick's hysterical sexual problems with his wife. And regardless of the tone of each subplot, Hardwick's characters are well rounded, and filled out by the excellent acting of Chestnut, Hughley, and the gorgeous Gabrielle Union in the female lead.

Features

Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/27/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 102 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2001
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 06394
Video UPC UPC: 00043396063945
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jennifer Lewis
Video Cast Info Marla Gibbs
Video Cast Info Morris Chestnut
Video Cast Info Shemar Moore
Video Cast Info Tamala Jones
Video Cast Info Gabrielle Union
Video Cast Info Bill Bellamy
Video Cast Info D.L. Hughley
Video Cast Info Gary Hardwick - Director
Video Cast Info Alexander Gruszynski - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Eric BenŽt - Original Music
Video Cast Info Darin Scott - Producer
Video Cast Info Gary Hardwick - Writer

Professional Reviews

Variety
"...Jones and Union find emotional shadings in their scenes that are entirely their own..." 03/19/2001 p.29-30

New York Times
"Blunt and sexy, with flashes of raunchy humor and just enough nuggets of human truth..." 03/23/2001 p.E20

USA Today
"...The pace is fast, many of the performers are attractive, and even the end-credits montage is zippier than usual..." 03/23/2001 p.5E

Box Office
"...[A] sexy voyeuristic journey..." 05/01/2001 p.58

Entertainment Weekly
"...[A] passionate and saucy comedy....[Chestnut] has cool liquid eyes, a killer smile, and a fleet, almost musical way with dialogue..." 03/30/2001 p.44-5

Los Angeles Times
"...Pleasurable and sure-footed....All of the actors are excellent..." 03/23/2001 p.16

Sight and Sound
"...There are some lively performances. D.L. Hughley is the standout..." 11/01/2001 p.42-3

The Los Angeles Times 7 of 10
...the most pleasurable and sure-footed of comedy dramas on the mating game of young black urban professionals to date... the writing is tighter and the behavior seems more of-this-planet. - Jan Stewart

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Chestnut,Morris
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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