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The Brothers (2001)

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Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials.



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"The Brothers" traces the journey of four African-American men as they take on love, sex, friendship and two of life's most terrifying prospects honesty and commitment. Smart, successful and sexy, Jackson Smith, Brian Palmer, Derrick West and Terry White are "The Brothers" lifelong friends banded together to weather love's innate terrors and occasional triumphs in this brazenly comic yet painfully true exploration of the battle between the sexes. Amidst the career track, basketball and bar hopping, "The Brothers" love women, as many as possible, but shocking revelation tests the foursome's friendship and changes their dating habits forever. Written by Anonymous

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Refusing To Exhale See more »


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bracia  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,302,846 (USA) (23 March 2001)


£59,542 (UK) (28 September 2001)

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Jesse Caldwell: [after Judge Carla rudely insults and snubs them, then walks away] What's her problem?
Brian Palmer: I have no idea.
Judge Carla Williams: [Walking back to the table] Excuse me? What did you say?
Brian Palmer: Carla, we're just trying to have lunch. Why are you making a scene?
Judge Carla Williams: I'm not making a scene. I'm just having girl talk, right? Now, what did you SAY?
Jesse Caldwell: I said, "What's... your... PROBLEM?"
Judge Carla Williams: [Pointing in Jesse's face] My problem is tired-ass men like this, and women like you who get the whole world given to them, but no, no, no, you have to have...
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One of the best black comedy's ever made.
23 March 2001 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Just walking out of this movie it made me think about how love is important in life. You can have a love life and still have time for your boys. "The Brothers" is a movie that combines elements of The Wood and Waiting To Exhale. The Brothers paled by Morris Chestnut(Jackson), D.L.Hughley(Derrick), Bill Belamy(Brian) and Shemar Moore(Terry) each have a quality that makes them special to the movie. Jackson is the commitment phobic brother who's scared to get involved with a women because of his parent failed marriage that is until he meets Denise played by the sexy Gabierlla Union. Derrick is the married one whose wife won't perform oral sex on him. Brian is the ulimate player whose can't find joy in black women so he turns to white women and Terry is a playboy who decides to go staright and marry his girlfriend. The movie is very real in it's portrayal of what black men go through when it comes to women. I related the most to Jackson though. I highly recomend this movie. See it with your girl , your boys or whoever. D.L and Bill steal every scene there in. Cliffton Powell and Jennifer Lewis are great in supporting roles.

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