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April 1, 2012
You and your brother are looking for what?

It's got a little bit of style and a little bit of humor, but is that really enough to make this quirky romantic comedy worth watching?

The Story: It's simple, two brothers go to Russia on a singles tour in order to find a wife to do their housework back home on the farm. It moves along at a decent pace and has some funny moments, and even some good dramatic moments, but the story itself just doesn't go very far. It looks nice and has a lot of interesting shots, but it hardly makes up for the little bit of story development.

The Cast: Tim Blake Nelson, David Arquette, Emily Mortimer... Tim Blake Nelson is Jake Adams, a little anal retentive, and a jerk to the highest degree, but somewhere underneath his icy exterior lies a warm heart. You'll hate him for most of the film, and he's a character that everyone's met before, but he gives a solid performance. David Arquette is Josh Adams, Jakes brother, he's shy, nervous, and loveable. It's about on par with his performance in the Alarmist, it's not better, it's not worse. Emily Mortimer is Angela Beck, a reporter making a documentary about the whole singles tour thing. She's an interesting character but her character development is minimal. You get a small glimpse into her life, making her seem like an incomplete character. A decent cast for a decent film.

One to Five Scale: 3

It looks good, and if it was a little more fleshed out than it could be a four out of five instead of a three. Worth a possible rental, but not worth a purchase.

Tyler
½ September 4, 2010
Quite bad as I recall
½ March 12, 2008
David Arquette, Freddie Prinze jr., Chris Klein and Orlando Bloom should all be thrown into prison so the gangs can run a train on their asses.
December 3, 2007
You and your brother are looking for what?

It's got a little bit of style and a little bit of humor, but is that really enough to make this quirky romantic comedy worth watching?

The Story: It's simple, two brothers go to Russia on a singles tour in order to find a wife to do their housework back home on the farm. It moves along at a decent pace and has some funny moments, and even some good dramatic moments, but the story itself just doesn't go very far. It looks nice and has a lot of interesting shots, but it hardly makes up for the little bit of story development.

The Cast: Tim Blake Nelson, David Arquette, Emily Mortimer... Tim Blake Nelson is Jake Adams, a little anal retentive, and a jerk to the highest degree, but somewhere underneath his icy exterior lies a warm heart. You'll hate him for most of the film, and he's a character that everyone's met before, but he gives a solid performance. David Arquette is Josh Adams, Jakes brother, he's shy, nervous, and loveable. It's about on par with his performance in the Alarmist, it's not better, it's not worse. Emily Mortimer is Angela Beck, a reporter making a documentary about the whole singles tour thing. She's an interesting character but her character development is minimal. You get a small glimpse into her life, making her seem like an incomplete character. A decent cast for a decent film.

One to Five Scale: 3

It looks good, and if it was a little more fleshed out than it could be a four out of five instead of a three. Worth a possible rental, but not worth a purchase.

Tyler
iLeo
Super Reviewer
November 9, 2007
The exact same film as the "2 Brothers and a Bride." Just with a different title.
October 26, 2007
Languages - English, Russian
August 30, 2007
It was really good until the last 15 minutes, which were rushed to tie up the story. I'm sure important stuff to the ending was cut or something...at least that's what I think.
August 8, 2007
"Uma Esposa Para Dois Irmãos"
Quando fui ver esse filme pensei "vou ver uma daquelas comédias imbecis do David Arquette", mas o filme não é isso. Se fosse provavelmente eu não teria aguentado assisti-lo até o final.
Só de ver o Tim Blake Nelson, na primeira cena, já desisti de mudar de canal.
Quem já viu A Lei de Cada Dia (um filme sobre adolescentes drogados prostituídos em LA) sabe que o David Arquette não é um ator ruim. É até muito bom, só que ninguém sabe disso porque ele só participa de filmes imbecis. Se ele fizesse escolhas menos retardadas, ele poderia ser considerado um excelente ator.
Neste filme, ele mostra isso... até certo ponto. Lá pelo meio ele descarrilha dos trilhos e mostra, moderadamente, seu típico papel de bobalhão.
Tirando essa "escorregada", o filme é bom.
Ao contrário do que ocorre nos filmes que o David Arquette participa, este é engraçado sem ser retardado.
½ July 5, 2007
This was so dull. The plot was flimsy and the acting so terrible wooden. Nicholas Cage would have been proud
½ February 27, 2007
Not bad, filmed on location in Russia is cool and it is neat to see how Romance tours such as the one the brothers in this moive go on are put together. Plus, Emily Mortimer is in it and that is an easy way to get my attention.
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