The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best (2012)

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Recently dumped by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (O'Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term "lo-fi," Alex and Jim find their unique style by bringing the sound of children's instruments to their unsuspecting fans. Playing a series of bizarre shows and experiencing multiple near-disasters, Alex and Jim's persistence takes them on a true coming-of-age journey - one that may be their last shot at achieving their childhood dreams. -- (C) Oscilloscope
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Cast

Ryan O'Nan
as Alex Logan
Arielle Kebbel
as Cassidy
Melissa Leo
as Sarah
Jake Miller
as Jackson
Arielle Kebel
as Cassidy
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Critic Reviews for The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

While the movie itself is an uneven, sometimes preachy affair, it's alive with possibilities whenever [Weston's] on screen.

September 27, 2012
Seattle Times
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Initially, this low-budget film writes a lot of checks on the First National Bank of Whimsy, but I was astonished when none of them bounced.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
New York Post
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A likably goofy, lo-fi indie propelled by the syncopations of a cheesy keyboard - and the cheesy dreams of its hapless heroes.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Inner child? Open road? No, this film is actually about Mr. O'Nan and his wan, scruffy innocence.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
New York Times
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An indie about-tell me if this sounds familiar-a brokenhearted sad sack who travels cross-country with a weirdo and a too-hot-for-these-dorks woman on a road trip of healing and self-actualization.

September 18, 2012
Village Voice
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Offering little more than flat karaoke versions of Sundance-style hits, this is strictly an amateur-hour affair.

Full Review… | September 18, 2012
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best

½

This is a typical indie road trip movie. But is a little better than average. The music is interesting and the script has some really funny moments. But it's also really cliche at the same time. Ryan O'Nan and Michael Weston are funny together, and I've always found Arielle Kebbel interesting to watch. Some of the funniest stuff though comes from Wilmer Valderrama. He is only in one scene, but he's really funny. So, this isn't bad, it's just predictable.

Jillian Leff
Jillian Leff
½

An indie about-tell me if this sounds familiar-a brokenhearted sad sack who travels cross-country with a weirdo and a too-hot-for-these-dorks woman on a road trip of healing and self-actualization.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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