The Brothers McMullen

1995

The Brothers McMullen

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Total Count: 36

60%

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Shot on weekends over an eight-month period with practically no budget, writer/director/producer/actor Edward Burns' first feature is a family drama centering on the tumultuous love lives of three small-town, Irish-American brothers. Burns stars as Barry, the middle child who finds himself needing a place to stay and moves in with big brother Jack (Jack Mulcahy). Despite being seemingly happily married to Molly (Connie Britton), Jack gives in to temptation and begins having a sexual affair. All the while, devout-Catholic baby brother Patrick (Mike McGlone) faces an ongoing struggle to deal with the religious leanings of the women in his life. The Brothers McMullen premiered at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, where it was at the center of a fierce bidding war.

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Critic Reviews for The Brothers McMullen

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Audience Reviews for The Brothers McMullen

  • Nov 20, 2006
    Alright, but overrated.
    Michael G Super Reviewer
  • May 03, 2006
    A great writing debut for Burns. Nice dialogue. The banana scene is definitley memorable, bookbat. I wonder if the older folks get, the more sobering this movie might become. I'd love to see more from Jennifer Jostyn and Maxine Bahns.
    Lanning : Super Reviewer

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