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My Brother

(2007)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images and language.

PG-13 In Theaters 03/16/2007 , 103min.
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Viewer Score
90%
Viewer score based on 2 ratings
33%
Critic score based on 6 reviews

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May 22, 2008
paparayrayr
Vanessa was great underated actress underated film
May 22, 2008
sweetpe333
Vanessa Williams in a great actress and is fabulous in this movie as are the actors that portray her boys, Isaiah and James. The storyline is very touching and emotional and is centered around around a young man who is stuggling to survive as he takes care of his adult brother who is "special." The story flash backs to the boys when they were 7 and 10 and their mom (Vanessa Williams) is

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Village Voice
Writer-director Anthony Lover takes such a kid-gloves approach to his handicapped co-star that he achieves the opposite of the intended effect: Every time Scott enters a scene, it's as if someone just told the entire cast "Whatever you do, don't say 'retard.' " Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
What it possesses in heart and goodwill, it sorely lacks in narrative skill and artistic depth. Full Review
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide
The first half of Lover's film is surprisingly affecting...But the film comes apart in its second half, when James' flight triggers a long series of flashbacks to the brothers' childhood. Full Review
Matt Zoller Seitz
The New York Times
The movie's strongest element is the chemistry between the reflective Mr. Kearse and Mr. Scott (who really has Down syndrome). Improving on its obvious antecedent in "Dominick and Eugene," their relationship feels real, not like a movie contrivance. Full Review
Peter Debruge
Variety
A heavy-handed redemption story. Full Review

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