Brother To Brother details
|Starring:||Alex Burns, Duane Boutte, Daniel Sunjata, Larry Gilliard Jr., Anthony Mackie|
Brother To Brother
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Sep 2006|
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shallow and boringBy sweetpea from cardiff , 04 Jul 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]This is just another I am the only gay in the village movie and the fact that they play the black race card in it did not score any extra points with me. The authors are re-telling factual historic events with real characters in the movie, which should make it very interesting to watch, but to my opinion, they achieved the opposite. If you are full of anger because of all the injustice in the world, this is the movie for you, otherwise pass it on and get on with your life.
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homophobia and bohemiaBy filmamateur (104 reviews) , 23 Nov 2013Not a perfect movie but very important to show black actors in gay situation in a world still very homophobic, when insults at school recess are still around homosexuality. A necessary viewing even if incomplete.
Beautiful and deepBy MMMarmite (4 reviews) , 30 Jan 2013It's six months since I watched Brother to Brother yet it lingers in my mind. It's a slow film, in a sense not much happens, but each scene touches deep issues. Bruce Nugent was the first African American poet to openly write about homosexuality; filmmaker Rodney Evans researched his life and watched hours of privately taped interviews. The present day scenes and the character of Perry are fiction; they give an entry to the history and a powerful comparison with modern day New York, where minorities and artists still face similar questions to 80 years ago. As a stigmatised minority, should your art be a message to the majority or a true expression of yourself? How should you deal with racism, homophobia and colorism, both from others and the prejudices you hold yourself? (In the director's commentary, Evans says that white actors of racist characters wanted to play them as one-dimensional 'bad people', but Evans achieved a much truer more nuanced picture, of white people who may mean no harm but fail to understand the prejudices and ignorance behind their own actions.) If you are interested in black history or LGBT history, don't miss this film.
A Hotchpotch of a FilmBy OscarFreak (487 reviews) from London , 11 Jan 2011This film could have so much better if the present day part had been done with the same feel as the historic part. Too many lose ends for my taste and the direction needed to be much tighter.
Brother To BrotherBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 02 Dec 2010Excellent. After reading the other 'critics' I nearly cancelled my rent. I'm really pleased that I didn't. This film had me spellbound. It's a 'Based on Life' story that shows, in no uncertain terms, the struggle that black gays had to suffer in the poorer inner city areas, in what is only just a few years ago. The acting, direction and writing has all been suitably produced to find an equal to 'Beautiful Thing', a comment that I never thought I'd make. It mentions real life people like James Baldwin who wrote that beautiful book 'Giovani's Room'. It provides, yet again, an insight to the fact that a gay child is not the parents fault. When my pennies allow, this film will be part of my collection.
DisappointingBy Gucchi (18 reviews) from Southend-on-Sea , 10 Aug 2009This movie was not to my liking, sadly can't rate it as any good!