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Brother (II) (2000)

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After a short introduction of the whole family, the story of the elder brother is told.


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Adam looks back, with affection, to his childhood in a small suburban house, with his mum, his crippled and alcoholic dad, their bird Jeanette, and his older brother, who wears an eye patch, has asthma, and gets blamed for things even when he's not around. The boys are boon companions, swiping money from their napping dad and heading for Ruby's store to buy lollies. They draw, collect cans, and watch the brother's pet lizard eat flies (occasionally giving it a snail). Adam's brother has a collection of cigarette butts, and he has a dream: to be an acrobat like their father was before his accident. Can dreams come true? Written by <>

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October 2000 (USA)  »

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Mein Bruder  »

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Humorous, Yet Touching
23 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This a simple story told in narration by a brother, who describes growing up and his odd family. It is both humorous and tragic. Most of all, it was captivating and very touching. It's very quiet, and you have to give it your full attention.

The narrator describes everyone in his family, all of whom are shown in claymation form. Most of the shots are fairly quick and they are stills. There is very little movement in this, just one "snapshot" after another. Everyone is odd mainly because of some physical affliction, so the humor is dark. The claymation figures are "cute" and add much-needed lightness to a story that, basically, is fairly dark, especially at the end. Actually, the claymation figures are more than cute: they're fantastic. You'll laugh and marvel at each figure, from the poor brother and his weird eyeglasses, to the boys' pet lizard.

Overall, this is different; it's excellent and it will keep you riveted to the screen, wondering what odd tidbit you'll hear next about this family.

This is one of a trilogy done by the writer-director Adam Elliot. I haven't seen the other two but if they are anywhere near as good as this, I look forward to seeing them.

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