The Other Brother (2002)

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A nice guy tired of finishing last tries playing on the other side of the fence in this independent comedy. Martin (Mekhi Phifer) and Junnie (Andre B. Blake) are two brothers living in one of Harlem's upscale neighborhoods. In many regards, the two siblings are as different as night and day. Martin is a successful journalist and more than a bit shy, while Junnie mostly gets by on his charm and his bravado. When Martin discovers his fiancée is having an affair with another woman, he immediately … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Mandel Holland
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On DVD: Jun 25, 2002
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for The Other Brother

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While the film is competent, it's also uninspired, lacking the real talent and wit to elevate it beyond its formula to the level of classic romantic comedy to which it aspires.

Full Review… | April 27, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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Holland lets things peter out midway, but it's notably better acted -- and far less crass - than some other recent efforts in the burgeoning genre of films about black urban professionals.

April 27, 2002
New York Post
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A sweet-tempered comedy that forgoes the knee-jerk misogyny that passes for humor in so many teenage comedies.

Full Review… | April 27, 2002
New York Times
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A perfectly pleasant if slightly pokey comedy.

April 27, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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Mandel Holland's direction is uninspired, and his scripting unsurprising, but the performances by Phifer and Black are ultimately winning. You'll find yourself wishing that you and they were in another movie.

June 6, 2002
New Times

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