My Brother (2006)

My Brother

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An aspiring stand-up comic realizes precisely how precious the developmentally disabled brother he so frequently took for granted truly is in writer/director Anthony Lover's sensitive family drama. Poetically told by his terminally ill mother L'Tisha Morton (Vanessa Williams) that he and his developmentally disabled brother James (Christopher Scott) share a single soul despite having separate bodies, resentful thirty year-old Isaiah (Nashawn Kearse) longs to explore his stifled independence by … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence, some disturbing images and language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Anthony Lover
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 2007
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Cast


as L'Tisha Morton

as Isaiah Morton

as James Morton

as Isaiah Morton (Age 1...

as Pharaoh

as Young Isaiah

as Young James

as Mr. Roland

as Burger King Employee

as Hip-Hop Comic

as Salvation Army Santa

as Draper's Security Gu...

as Harvey Mitnick

as Amusement Park Opera...

as Louie
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Critic Reviews for My Brother

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

A moralistic black drama that makes its points with a heavy hand and unconvincing story developments.

March 24, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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A young man takes an awfully long time to discover what the audience already knows -- that his disabled brother is the most precious thing in his life -- in My Brother.

Full Review… | March 20, 2007
Variety
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Its earnest tone, moving orchestral score and strong cast carry it past the rough patches.

March 16, 2007
New York Times
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My Brother is a brave little film, with the emphasis on little. Shot on a shoestring, it lacks the polish of many indie efforts but compensates with bold casting and a big heart.

Full Review… | March 16, 2007
Houston Chronicle
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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.

Full Review… | March 15, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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What starts as a taut urban crime drama quickly sags into lurid after-school-special sentimentality.

Full Review… | March 15, 2007
Washington Post
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