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My Brother (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  16 March 2007 (USA)
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"My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of ... See full summary »

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L'Tisha Morton
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Erica Walters
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Isaiah Morton
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James Morton
Rodney Henry ...
Young Isaiah Morton (as Rodney Henry Jr.)
Donovan Jennings ...
Young James Morton
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Pharaoh
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Joey - Comedy Store (as MC 'Talent' James Harris)
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Adoption Administrator
Michael Luggio ...
Mr. Vincent
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Mr. Roland
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Amir
Nasser Metcalfe ...
Fazul
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Reverend Franklin
Roger Shamas ...
Rasime
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"My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two boys, eight and eleven at the time, adopted together. Finding that only Isaiah can be adopted. L'Tisha makes the only choice she feels she can make; creating an unbreakable bond of love between the boys, and hoping that bond will get them through life. Her prayers are answered as the boys overcome impossible odds on their way to adulthood, staying as close as ever as young men dealing with life's obstacles. Written by Lowkeyelv

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Two Brothers, One Soul

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Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »
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$28,613 (USA) (16 March 2007)

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$28,613 (USA) (16 March 2007)
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Paul Newman helped Dexter Darden get his start in the film industry, making this his debut film. Paul Newman first met Dexter Darden at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in Ashford CT. Dexter was a camper at The Hole In The Waal Gang Camp, a camp that Paul Newman created. The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp is a camp for kids with life threatening diseases. See more »

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Written by Talib Kweli (as T.K. Greene), Nina Simone (as N. Simone) and Kanye West (as K. West)
Performed by Talib Kweli
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Ready for the Big Screen
15 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a screening copy of this movie. It's hitting the big screen in select markets having won a host of indie awards. It's one you don't want to miss. Strong theme, content, excellent acting and well worth viewing -- an African American film that draws on a dying mother's (Vanessa Williams) love for her children; an older brother's love and commitment for his younger, special needs brother; and the ever complicated human element of care-taking both heartwarming and heart-wrenching. It deserves to be seen everywhere. My Brother is coming to some big markets. Look for it in you area and take the time to go see it. You'll be glad you did. Good luck to the folks working on this great project.


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