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The Brothers -- Entertaining journey of four African-American men as they take on love, sex, friendship and two of life's most terrifying prospects--honesty and commitment.
The Brothers -- Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials.


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Writer (WGA):
Gary Hardwick (written by)
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23 March 2001 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Gary Hardwick 
Writing credits
Gary Hardwick (written by)

Produced by
Paddy Cullen .... producer
Doug McHenry .... executive producer
Darin Scott .... producer
Original Music by
Marcus Miller (music composed by)
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Earl Watson 
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
Production Design by
Amy B. Ancona  (as Amy Ancona)
Art Direction by
Austin Gorg 
Set Decoration by
Melissa M. Levander  (as Melissa Levander)
Costume Design by
Debrae Little 
Makeup Department
Stacye P. Branche .... makeup department head (as Stacye Branche)
Kokeeta Douglas .... assistant makeup artist
Jasmine Kimble .... additional hair
Kimberly Kimble .... key hair stylist
Kathleen Sandoval .... assistant makeup
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... key hair stylist
Brian A. Tunstall .... hair department head (as Brian Andrew Tunstall)
Production Management
Paddy Cullen .... unit production manager
Kevin Halloran .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Sparks .... first assistant director (as Donald L. Sparks)
Rebecca Strickland .... second assistant director
Wayne Witherspoon .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Treven Bedwell .... set dresser
Laura Castillo DelMuro .... scenic painter
Shiuvaun Egan .... scenic painter
Todd Ellis .... property master
Andy Friend .... storyboard artist
Laura Garcia .... scenic painter (as Laura I. Garcia)
Nicole Gorg .... art department administrator
Karen Greene .... scenic painter
Brian J. Hahn .... propmaker (as Brian Hahn)
Teena Hoppe .... set decorating assistant
Susan Hutchinson .... lead scenic painter
Michael Klingerman .... leadman
Paula Maslowski .... set decorating assistant
Rangel Mata .... scenic painter
R.A. Tony Poland .... assistant property master
Bert Smith .... on-set dresser
Reese St. Amant .... scenic painter (as Charisse St. Amant)
Eric Steinway .... set dresser (as Donald Erick Steinway)
Jim Utter .... set dresser (as James S. Utter)
Rion Waller .... set dresser
Sound Department
Javier Bennassar .... sound effects editor
Dario Biscaldi .... foley artist
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Susan Cahill .... foley editor (as Susan Gamsaragan)
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
Matt Dubin .... digital transfer engineer
Lisle Engle .... re-recording mixer (as Lisle Houston Engle)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Ron Fremstad .... cable person
Jason George .... sound designer
Jason George .... sound supervision
Robert Getty .... dialogue editor
Patrick Giraudi .... re-recording mixer
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley mixer
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Carrie Lisonbee .... sound effects editor (as Carrie Tippets)
Michael McNerney .... foley artist (as Mike McNerney)
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Michael Mullane .... sound effects editor
Vince Perry .... digital transfer engineer (as Vincent Perry)
Andy Rovins .... cable person
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby
Amanda LeFlore .... utility stunts: #2
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator
Robert Powell .... utility stunts: #1
April Weeden .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Awad .... electrician (as Roger M. Awad)
Stephenie Blakemore .... electrician (as Stephanie Blakemore)
Henry Cline .... camera operator: "b" camera
Rick Colosimo .... grip
Kim Cousins .... second assistant camera (as Kimberly Cousins)
Nicola Goode .... still photographer
Thadeus Hall .... electrician
Emil Hampton .... first assistant camera
Jason Hicks .... grip
Joe Hicks .... dolly grip (as Joe E. Hicks)
Dan Jones .... loader
Ronald R. Koch Jr. .... electrician (as Ron Koch Jr.)
Randy Kutcher .... grip
Lonnie Leslie .... best boy grip (as Lonnie J. Leslie)
Dennis J. Lootens .... electrician
Juan Morse .... electrician
Jeff Murrell .... chief lighting technician (as Jeffrey A. Murrell)
Robert Neville .... electrician
Steve Reinhardt .... best boy electric
Katie Santore .... loader (as D. Kathryn Santore)
Hank Sheppherd .... key rigging grip
Cory Shiozaki .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator
Henry Tirl .... camera operator
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Gary K. Ushino)
Sandy Williams .... key grip
Casting Department
Ayo Davis .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Antonitta Barnes .... costumer
Maritza Garcia-Roddy .... associate costume designer (as Maritza L. Garcia-Roddy)
Teri Gill .... costumer (as Terri D. Gill)
Laura Rubio .... costumer
Conan Castro Jr. .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gail DuFosse .... assistant editor (as Gail Du Fossé)
Chris Mistorni .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Jay Bolton .... music editor
Joe Guthrie .... music coordinator (as Joseph Guthrie)
Melodee Sutton .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Robert Bright .... driver
Vittorio Caruso .... driver
Scott Fair .... driver
Rick Fese Jr. .... transportation co-captain (as Rick J. Fese Jr.)
Dennis Germain .... driver
Pablo Gonzalez .... driver
Frank Graves .... driver (as Frank E. Graves)
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Roger Ickes .... driver
Steve Larson .... transportation dispatcher
Rocco Mann .... driver
Kenny Nunn .... driver (as Kenneth G. Nunn)
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain (as Adam R. Pinkstaff)
Michael 'Bud' Ruben .... driver (as Michael L. 'Bud' Ruben)
Michael Ryan .... driver (as Michael D. Ryan)
Bruce Souther .... driver
Charles Stepp .... driver
Dick Tracy .... driver (as Richard Tracy)
Scott Tyler .... driver
Other crew
Cedi Ali Rajah .... office production assistant (as Cedi Snowden)
Daniel Ammon .... chef assistant
Derek Arteta .... production legal services
Derek Avila .... assistant location manager
Theodore Borders .... loop group (as Theo Borders)
Allen M. Bowen .... set medic (as Allen Bowen)
June Christopher .... loop group
Almarie Clifford .... studio teacher
Michael Coleman .... basketball consultant
Robert Darwell .... production legal services
Russ Fega .... location manager
Mel C. Ferrer .... assistant: Paddy Cullen
Marie Frazier .... assistant: Gary Hardwick and Darin Scott
Jamala Gaither .... key set production assistant (as Jamala Gaither Brown)
Will Gatlin .... craft service (as Will R. Gatlin)
Kerry Gutierrez .... loop group
Wendy Hoffman .... loop group
Rif Hutton .... loop group
Venus Kanani .... assistant production coordinator (as Venus M. Kanani)
Jason Z. Kemp .... set production assistant
Sandra McNeil .... studio teacher
Daniel A. Mondschain .... office production assistant
Monica Muehlhause-Horn .... production accountant
Cindy Nevins .... payroll accountant
Paula Newsome .... loop group
Jonathan Nichols .... loop group
Devika Parikh .... loop group
Greg Poland .... loop group
Michele Robertson .... unit publicist
Bumper Robinson .... loop group
Nicole Rubio .... script supervisor (as Nicole Cummins)
Deandre 'Silky' Russell .... set production assistant (as De-Andre 'Silky' Russell)
Lissette Schettini .... office production assistant
Dan Schlaack .... production coordinator
Timothy P. Tundel .... assistant accountant
Kenny Vasquez .... set production assistant
Kevin White .... chef (as Kevin P. White Jr.)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language
106 min
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Good, but not definately not Solid, 15 March 2003
Author: Jeff from San Jose, California

I'll start off by saying that this was definately worth the rental price I paid for it. The DVD was great, and I felt very satisfied with my rental. "The Brothers" was a good movie that I enjoyed while watching, but when it was over I did not have the same satisfaction that I have gotten from other films in the same genre (such as "The Best Man" or "The Wood").

For one thing, I felt at times the script was dead boring, and humor was often not used enough. D.L. was a misplaced role for sure, his "humor" did NOT shine through, which was a major trip for the film because he was supposed to be the most humorous character. Still, enjoyable roles were played by both parents, as well as the solid performances by Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union.

"The Brothers" of the cast all went pretty well together, and the whole basketball theme was a good background. However, "the sisters" were not a very good combination. I didn't so much enjoy their scenes together. Also the rather random discussion of rejecting their... you know what, was completely out of the blue, and it was sharply contradictary to things said both before and after that discussion. Tamala Jones was bad in this role. In fact, I really didn't like any of the female characters in this movie.

The script was not very complete at times, and there were some very random emotional scenes from time to time, like the "I need a hug" scene. Completely unnecessay! The film is wasted talent in many ways, but it still came enough together to give me a decent viewing that I enjoyed for the price. I won't rent it again though.

Interesting that as I write this review, I consider lowering my star rating because upon mental review, there are many non-satisfying aspects of this film. Still, for this I'll stick with my original rating - 6/10

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