• My Brother (2006)

My Brother

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: May 29th, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

In New York City, impoverished brothers Isaiah and James share a strong bond of love, which their mother forged in their youth. It is unwavering despite one's developmental disability and in the face of other adversities..

Cast: Vanessa Williams, Nashawn Kearse, Tatum O'Neal, Fredro Starr, Christopher Scott, Roger Shamas


Genres: Drama

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

    My Brother is brimming with would-be life lessons. But the movie goes in so many directions, and follows through on so few of them, that all it transmits is a vague glow. It's watered-down chicken soup for the soul. show more

  • 40
    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. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    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. show more

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