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My Brother (2006)

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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 testing his meddle on the comedy club circuit. When his dreams go up in smoke, Isaiah falls back on a courier job - initially assigned the task of delivering a mysterious package for an intimidating gang of Middle Eastern thugs. Later, when the package goes missing, the goons who hired Isaiah arrive at his apartment to rough up the frightened courier and his unsuspecting sibling. It's only then, when faced with the prospect of their own mortality, that Isaiah truly begins to comprehend the true depth of his brotherly bond with James.

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Cast

Vanessa L. Williams
as L'Tisha Morton
Nashawn Kearse
as Isaiah Morton
Christopher Scott
as James Morton
Rodney Henry Jr.
as Isaiah Morton (Age 10)
Fredro Starr
as Pharaoh
Rodney Henry
as Young Isaiah
Donovan Jennings
as Young James
Brian Delate
as Mr. Roland
Ridwan Adhami
as Burger King Employee
Eric H. Alexander
as Hip-Hop Comic
David Basch
as Salvation Army Santa
Anthony Caso
as Draper's Security Guard
Bern Cohen
as Harvey Mitnick
Greg D'Agostino
as Amusement Park Operator
Len Fero
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
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

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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Audience Reviews for My Brother

½

My Brother has a touching story, but it wasn't always interesting throughout the movie, and often I found myself bored. Also, the potential girlfriend didn't really add anything to the film. Although I enjoyed the movie, the long drawn out drama got to be a bit much.

DJ Jackson
DJ Jackson
½

I saw the trailer for this movie and gave it a try.It was a good movie. it was intresting watching the mentally disabled man act. And it had a amusinging story line to following in the beggining of the movie. As i was trying to follow the story of isaiah and the package the movie takes a unessacery turn a show a flash backs of when the boys were kids for quite a stretch

Jarrette Patterson
Jarrette Patterson
½

5.5/10. It means well but winds up too preachy and tackles too many issues for it's own good. Vanessa Williams gives an earnest and sincere performance, the rest of the cast does well too.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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