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My Brother

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My Brother

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
90 minutes
performer:
Tatum O'Neal, Vanessa Williams
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

If My Brother feels like an Afterschool Special, it’s probably because director Anthony Lover helmed one in 1979 about a teenage alcoholic. Here, a stand-up comic (Nashawn Kearse) struggles to support his developmentally disabled brother (Christopher Scott) by taking a shady job from some Middle Eastern men. When that mildly interesting premise is abandoned in favor of flashbacks to the boys’ dying mother (Vanessa Williams) and her generic life lessons (”Fear makes you weak!”), the movie veers into shameless tearjerker territory. EXTRAS None. C+

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