— by ROBERT DeFEIS —
“Brothers” tells the story of Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and his younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal) — two polar opposites of each other.
Sam is very much a family man, as he is married to his high school sweetheart Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters, Isabelle and Maggie. Sam has to leave his family to go overseas for his fourth tour of duty, but goes missing in the process while his brother Tommy, who is a drifter who just got out of jail, takes his brother’s place and develops a relationship with his wife Grace. Sam will eventually return home and when he does it won’t be a happy homecoming.
I can’t say I am really a fan of Tobey or Jake, but from what I’ve seen so far, I definitely think they did a very high-quality job acting in this one. This clip shows Cassie (Carey Mulligan) talking to Grace about a dream she had with her husband in it. Cassie says she absolutely hated him in her dream and apologizes to Grace, which is pretty weird because who in their right mind would go over to just say sorry about being mean in a dream? So I think everyone’s opinion will be very different as this movie looks like it will be a hit-or-miss type of film and, for the most part, a big ol’ miss.
“Brothers” is a drama/war film written by David Benioff and directed by Jim Sheridan and is based on Susanne Bier’s 2004 Danish film “Brødre.” The film also draws inspiration from Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey.
Other actors in this movie include Mare Winningham, Sam Shepard, Bailee Madison, Taylor Geare, Patrick Flueger, Carey Mulligan, Jenny Wade, Ray Prewitt and Clifton Collins Jr.
“Brothers” will hit theaters Dec. 4.
Source: Trailer Addict
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Tobey Maguire looks absolutely terrible. So far, it looks like a definite miss.
Natalie Portman is always a draw for me, though.
The trailer for this flick is a nightmare.
I actually think the trailer looks amazing! Been hearing alot of good things about the film particularly Tobey’s performance: “Blown away from performances; Tobey needs to get his first Oscar nomination”.
David Letterman absolutely loved this movie.
Jake Gyllenhaal did such a great job in ‘Brothers’ that he almost stole the show in my opinion. Is it me, or does he like to be in movies that “make a statement” of some kind?