The Brothers (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  23 March 2001 (USA)
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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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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »


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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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


£59,542 (UK) (28 September 2001)

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Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, and Tamala Jones starred in the romantic comedy Two Can Play That Game, which was also released in 2001. See more »


Derrick West: You got me hard as Chinese arithmetic in here!
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References Amistad (1997) See more »


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One of My Favorite Films
30 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Brothers is a classic tale of boys becoming men.

Morris Chesnut is Jackson Smith, a successful pediatrician and leading man of the crew who gets involved with Denise (Gabrielle Union) his Mom is played by Jennifer Lewis and sister is Tatiana Ali best known as Ashley from Prince of Bel-Air Shemar Moore is Terry White, womanizer and we're lead to believe he's a ladies man...which by his looks, we don't doubt. He's getting engaged to Bebe, a woman who's at the gun range 3x/wk D.L. Hughley is Derrick West who has allowed his wife to control the terms of their relationship instead of it being a partnership. He also wants to get a need fulfilled by his wife that she won't fill Bill Bellamy is Brian Palmer a womanizer in the other direction of Terry. No charm, no guile no wit...he gives up on dating black women and is trying to get through to his mother (who was on Scrubs as Nurse Laverne) So the 4 come together every week to play basketball and air out their life issues with candor and a lot of laughs! This movie is well done, and true to life as I've seen it. Great writing, storytelling is on point and the depth of the least the ones we're supposed to care about stands out among other films Great film I rate it a 9 out of 10

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