Brothers 2009 R CC

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(181) IMDb 7.1/10
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When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother begins to care for his wife and children at home--with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family.

Starring:
Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal
Runtime:
1 hour 45 minutes

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Brothers

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Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama, Thriller
Director Jim Sheridan
Starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal
Supporting actors Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Taylor Geare, Patrick John Flueger, Clifton Collins Jr., Carey Mulligan, Omid Abtahi, Navid Negahban, Ethan Suplee, Arron Shiver, Ray Prewitt, Rebekah Wiggins, Carrie Fleming, Jenny Wade, Sheila Ivy Traister, Chad Brummett
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Jake and Tobey are great actors as well as Natalie Portman.
Meghan Thompson
I can even appreciate the originality in that; it's just that I kept expecting these other things to happen and when they didn't, I was disappointed.
Craig Whittle
At the funeral, grandfather is in his Vietnam war military uniform, and he drinks from a liquor flask.
Tom Brody

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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 8, 2010
Format: DVD
I am currently deployed in Iraq, first duty and hopefully my last. My significant other came back home from Iraq and totally cam back as a different person. This movie is as real as it gets. Highly recommanded. A truly magificant movie. Oscar winners in my book especially Toby. Left me speechless, he was right on the money.
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67 of 75 people found the following review helpful By D.G. on February 4, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This ensemble cast delivered the goods and nailed each of their performances.

Tobey and Jake are very believable as brothers and Natalie was the true heart of this story as her beloved husband played by Tobey goes to a very dark place as a result of his experience in the war. All of the cast members were strong and made you really care about what happened to them.

I felt their happiness,pain and sadness.

Jim Sheridan the director is true to his style and storytelling theme about war and its effects on a marriage,family and forgiveness.

There was one scene with he and Natalie that reduced me to tears and that is not an easy thing to do, thus the five star rating which is well earned and deserved!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Steven J. Bond on January 28, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
I loved this movie. It instantly became one of my top 5 ever. Some of the films most intense moments are some of the most intense I've ever seen. Tobey Maguire deserves an oscar for this. Some critics have been saying that this movie is more of a melodrama than the original, but I would greatly disagreee. Great acting from all involved (including the dad) and terrific writing. After I saw it, I couldn't stop thinking about it the rest of the week. Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Breanna Marie on January 29, 2012
Format: DVD
This movie is one of the most powerful I have seen. My husband came back from a 13 month tour in Afghanistan with severe PTSD, and this movie was a very good (but not too graphic) display of what PTSD can do to a person. The actors were perfect, making the heart wrenching story feel real. I recommend this movie with no hesitations. If you watch this, pay attention to the quote at the end. It will stay with you forever.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Craig Whittle on March 14, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
BROTHERS

STARRING: Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Shepard, Bailee Madison, Taylor Geare, Patrick Flueger, Clifton Collins Jr., Ethan Suplee and Mare Winningham

WRITTEN BY: David Benioff; based on the screenplay Bodre by Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen

DIRECTED BY: Jim Sheridan
Rated: R
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 04 December 2009

I have always wondered if maybe Tobey Maguire had a dark side to him, buried away, deep behind that charming Peter Parker smile. Now that I have seen his disturbing performance in Brothers; I know that he does.

He plays Capt. Sam Hill of the U.S. Marine Corps and he does it miraculously. At first everything seems to be ok with Sam. He has a wonderful wife and two beautiful kids; a strong relationship with his father and he loves and defends his brother. However, all of that is about to change.

We learn early on in the film that he is to be shipped off to Afghanistan. He is proud to be a Marine and is equally proud to go.

Just days before he leaves, his brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) is released from prison. We don't know why, but Sam's wife Grace (Natalie Portman) isn't very fond of him.

Their father Hank (Sam Shepard) agrees with Grace entirely. In his eyes, the two brothers are worlds apart. Sam is the saint and Tommy is the family screw-up. Having been a Marine himself, Hank respects Sam and constantly puts Tommy down for not being more like his brother. There are some very well acted scenes between the three of these Hollywood greats; particularly the first dinner scene when Tommy is released from prison.

It's not a hard sell at all to buy Gyllenhaal and Maguire as brothers.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By N. Toth on February 18, 2010
Format: DVD
This film is Oscar worthy! Tobey McGuire should have received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor!
Coming from a military family (USMC) this movie truly hit home.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric Wilson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 11, 2010
Format: DVD
The theatrical trailer for this film left me disinterested. I have a brother. I didn't want to see some movie about a wife cheating with her brother-in-law, particularly with a war hero as the foil for her actions. I didn't want to see a silly thriller with serious themes as the backdrop.

Thankfully, "Brothers" is closer to an indie film than a suspense story. It takes a hard look at family life and the effects of war on a marriage, children, and those who stand on the front lines. When Sam (Tobey Maguire) heads off for another tour in Afghanistan, he leaves behind a beautiful wife (Natalie Portman) and two young daughters, as well as his brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) who's been recently released from prison. The relationships are established clearly, and the acting is superb all around. The story takes a turn when Sam seems to have died in combat. He has, in fact, survived as a prisoner of the Taliban, but his family back home mourns his loss, and slowly begins to put back together the pieces. There are some poignant moments, and the parallels between Sam's war experiences and his father's--in Vietnam--create an interesting dynamic.

The story's tension picks up when Sam is faced with some horrible ethical decisions to survive. It's hard to judge or understand, and for some, his decision will seem unbelievable. For the sake of his family, he makes a hard choice, and I was willing to go with it. When he returns home, though, he is still suffering the psychological trauma of the war, and he begins to suspect his brother and wife of sleeping together. This leads to some suspenseful moments, but the deeper issue is his mental struggle to hang on after his decisions.
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