Tanner and Matt are two Midwest men in their late twenties savoring the scotch and entertainment of their beloved hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. Tanner has to decide to accept a job offer in Chicago, or remain in his hometown. Matt has to pull himself out of the slump of female rejection that has never fallen on this hyper heterosexual man.
This film lacked focus. I think it was being stretched in far too many directions which led to an uninteresting plot and looong dragging scenes. Plus super unlikeable characters (minus Harry the Hipster who was the only one with any identity.)
I liked that it was promoting Waterloo. I liked that it was promoting stand up comedy. But it needed to choose to be an advertisement or a movie. It ended up in a weird in-between.
There were too many production quality flaws too name. Probably budget shortcuts or bad direction decisions.
The one gleam of hope was just a small fraction of dialogue/banter in the Lava Lounge sequence. The rest of the jokes were just trying waaay to hard to be edgy. Andrew Dice Clay would be cringing.
Giving two stars only because I realize the amount of effort that went into making a film in this area and applaud the effort of the production crew. And I urge those folks to keep creating, and maybe under better direction those individuals can make something inspiring.
Bros. is a complete incoherent mess. This movie was an endless sequence of flat jokes and dialogue that is so poorly mic'd that we had to use subtitles (until those went out of sync). The jokes in this movie tried so hard to be "edgy" but just came off as embarrassing and outdated. At no point in this movie did it ever feel like the plot was progressing, let alone even existing. We did get some enjoyment while watching this movie when we played "find the Rode mic" which had many, many appearances propped on the bartop. The cuts and camera angles throughout were so confusing and jarring that the movie felt more like an experimental fever dream than a comedy. Every scene (especially the 'celebrity' cameo) was stretched paper thin to hit a feature length, which resulted in scenes so excruciatingly bad that we were begging them to end. I have seen more grace and care put into editing on a YouTube video than this piece of trash. If I was able to give the director any advice if he decides to continue doing this it would be, 1. USE PROPER MIC PLACEMENT, and ADR if needed (you needed a lot). 2. DO MORE THAN ONE TAKE. Maybe the actors were just really terrible, but when someone flubs a line or has poor delivery, maybe do another take.
Apart from all that, great movie 10/10. Why did I watch the whole thing?
A fun night on the town with the "bros". I may have to visit Waterloo Iowa after seeing this. Overall look is good for what appears to be a small indie film. Upbeat and fun yet simple and relatable storyline arch helps tie together the extended dialogue scenes (think Kevin Smith). And like many of Kevin Smith's works, the music in this movie rocks. Where could I find out more about the music used in the film? None of the music is listed in the credits? Overall enjoyed it. A professional looking independent film made in Iowa of all places that gives the viewer a sense of Midwest living through the eyes of a couple young bar-hopping men trying to figure out their lives.
A cool snapshot of a night on the town in Waterloo, IA. Two bros with quick snaps, jabs, and wit! I was cracking up after Harry the Hipster and that dude from that one movie and that dude in the gimp suit to that Professor Tony guy.... and the Bros. Laughs straight through to the end! I left laughing in tears and the tunes were pretty cool too. Good shot, Waterloo!
Bro's, A modern day American Graffiti served up with the wit and charm of clerks and the subtle cool of Swingers. I can't wait to show this film to my grand kids and say, "Yeah, that's what the Twenty Teen's were like". The tapestry of cultural stereotypes stands not as a predictable "slap in the face statement of identity politics", but as a pleasant "What up" from a stranger navigating a narrow crowded hallway in the back of the club. This post coming of age story reveals the true essence of Rockwell's America as we experience it today. Pizza joints, local dives and even more local hero's and characters make for a perfectly aged drink of life poured into the Glencairn that is Waterloo. Standing on the brink of a great life decision, sometimes all we need is a night on the town with our Bro's and some good Scotch to make it clear that a 20% raise can cost us more than we are willing to pay. Cheers!