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Isaiah Morton is a not-very-promising, aspiring standup comic who lives in Brooklyn with his developmentally disabled brother, James, whom he has been taking care of ever since the death of their mother a number of years back. Even though he is totally devoted to his younger sibling, Isaiah has recently come to resent the burden James places on his life. Desperate for money, Isaiah foolishly agrees to pull a job for a local gangster, an act that sets into motion a series of events that may well spell the end for both Isaiah and his brother.
With its somewhat meandering narrative structure, "My Brother," written and directed by Anthony Lover, may not always feel as fully formed or thought-out as we would like our movies to be, but its heart is definitely in the right place and it does an effective job exploring the complications and complexities inherent in human relationships. In fact, it may well be this LACK of sophistication and slickness that makes the movie feel less contrived and more convincing in the long run. For instance, Isaiah's brief flirtation with a white woman he meets at a party is intriguing precisely because it doesn't in any way enhance the story or advance the plot. It simply feels like a scene ripped from his life, a nice piece of reality tossed into the mix to make the movie more authentic.
Moreover, there are earnest, heartfelt performances by Nashawn Kearse ("Desperate Housewives"), Vanessa Williams, Christopher Scott, Rodney Henry, Donovan Jennings and even Oscar-winner Tatum O'Neal in key roles.Read more ›
Isaiah is trying to be a stand up comedian. The only problem is his material is not funny. His younger brother, James is slower than most, yet the only one really holding them down financially. James is tapped for cash and sharing the info with his friends. Pharaoh offers him a quick solution to his money woes. Isaiah learns that quick and easy escalates into a slew of problems. While trying to run away from danger, Isaiah jogs down memory lane and revisits the life that he and James shared with their mother. While they may not have material things in abundance, the love was overflowing. Will big brother Isaiah be able to keep his promise?
While I loved it, I also kept wondering what happened. Great cast, interesting plot, yet it just dove off of the cliff. While it's an engaging tale of brotherly love, MY BROTHER leaves audiences wanting so much more.
MY BROTHER is a great portrayal of African Americans. It's also a tear jerker that keeps you smiling and all the while hoping for the best.
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