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My Brother (2006)

 -  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 ...
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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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Just awful!
9 July 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Worst movie of the year! Painful to watch really. Almost bad enough to use as a torturing device. Clumsy scenes, bad story telling, going from a to c, then to d, b, a.. Useless character, bad acting..

To name out some of my "favourite" scenes: "Don't beat up women", "Drunk & moaning on the floor" and all the scenes with really bad facial expressions. And you gotta love the mental institution and angry black sisters scenes too!

There's trying too hard and then there's hardly trying. You've seen this all before but in a much better package. This is stereotypes glued together with something sticky that tries to be heart warming , warm and lovely. It might have been a good movie with some other director in charge.

The story line is just ridiculous. Just as it starts to get interesting and there's at least some kind of pulse on the movie, the story changes, the time changes and you're left wondering what just happened.

This movie leaves you breathless in a bad way.

I think I need a bath now.


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