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My Brother's Wedding (1983)

 |  Drama  |  March 1985 (USA)
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A man who despises his upwardly mobile lawyer brother reluctantly agrees to be best man at his wedding.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Everett Silas ...
Pierce Mundy (as Everette Silas)
Jessie Holmes ...
Mrs. Mundy
Gaye Shannon-Burnett ...
Sonia Dubois
Ronnie Bell ...
Soldier Richards (as Ronald E. Bell)
Dennis Kemper ...
Mr. Mundy
Sally Easter ...
Mrs. Richards
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Angela
Monte Easter ...
Wendell
Frances E. Nealy ...
Mrs. Dubois (as Frances Nealy)
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Mr. Dubois
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Terrence Allen ...
Terrence
Charles Anderson ...
James
Roman Bate ...
Man on floor
Rita Williams Bell ...
Injured mother
S'Jon C.L. Blackwell ...
Sleeping boy
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A man who despises his upwardly mobile lawyer brother reluctantly agrees to be best man at his wedding.

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Also Known As:

O casamento do meu irmão  »

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$50,000 (estimated)

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$4,294 (USA) (14 September 2007)

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$8,217 (USA) (21 September 2007)
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Never Let Me Go
Written by Joseph Scott
Sung by Johnny Ace
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Life is all about choices
3 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Milestone released two films by Charles Burnett last fall. His acclaimed Killer of Sheep, and this lesser known film. This film was originally released in 1983, but has been re-cut and re-released. This is the 2007 version that I am reviewing.

The slice of life that we see in this film is interesting, but confined mostly to dialog, with little action. Everett Silas stars as Pierce, an individual who is torn by his loyalty to his no-good friend, and his family. This is put to the test on Saturday as his friend dies on his brother's wedding day.

It is the little things that I found fascinating in this film - the fact that a 16-year-old is constantly flirting with Pierce, who is 30; the stark contrast with Pierce, a working man, and his brother the professional, and the siding of Pierce's mother with wealth; the two people he cares for who can't bathe themselves or take their medicine, and their preoccupation with religion, which also is huge with Pierce's mother. There is a wealth of material to draw upon for reflection, and Burnett has given us a good film.

I can't wait to see the original.


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