My Brothers (2012)

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A sudden family crisis sends three siblings off on an adventure in this comedy-drama set in working-class England in 1987. Noel (Timmy Creed) is the oldest of three bothers living with their ailing father. Noel and his siblings -- eleven-year-old Paudie (Paul Courtney), who is quick with a joke and dreams of playing professional football some day, and seven-year-old Scwally (T.J. Griffin), who is shy and fascinated with Star Wars even though he hasn't actually seen the film -- are all having a hard time dealing with the knowledge that their father has only a short time to live. When Dad falls asleep, Noel takes off his watch for safekeeping, but when he gets in a fight the timepiece is broken beyond repair. Though the watch was just a cheap digital model, it was Dad's most prized possession, won at an amusement park in Ballybunion; Noel doesn't want Dad to know what happened, so he "borrows" a bread truck from a neighbor and sets off for Ballybunion to find a replacement. Since he hurt his hand in the fight, Noel brings Paudie along to help him work the gear shift, and Scwally is allowed to tag along so he won't tell on his brothers; the brothers see plenty of sights have some unexpected adventures along the way as they look for the watch and come to terms with their father's illness. My Brothers was the firs feature film from screenwriter Paul Fraser. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Studio:
Olive Films

Cast

Terry McMahon
as Tall Man
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Critic Reviews for My Brothers

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

If the actors playing the brothers show little fraternal similarity, their performances are convincingly natural.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
New York Times
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A small but scrappy road-tripper [with a] solid sense of place and sure-handed blend of poignancy and unsentimental humor.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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There's not much to dislike in My Brothers' sweet inconsequence, but even less to quicken the pulse or stir the heart.

Full Review… | November 27, 2012
Time Out
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An uncommon example of purely allegorical cinema, Paul Fraser's film foregoes plot almost entirely in favor of thematic resonance.

Full Review… | November 26, 2012
Slant Magazine

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