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Brother's Justice -- Motivated by box-office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international martial arts action star.

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20 April 2011 (USA) See more »
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Not every idea is a winner
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Motivated by Box Office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Dax Shepard is smart, funny and charming, "Brother's Justice" really isn't any of that See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Dax Shepard ... Himself / Waylan / Patrick Jeung / Patrick Justice

Nate Tuck ... Nate
Greg Siegel ... Greg
James Feldman ... James

Andrew Panay ... Andres

Ashton Kutcher ... Himself

Tom Arnold ... Himself / Mark 'Pappy' Jeung
Laura Labo ... Laura

Jon Favreau ... Himself

Josh Temple ... Willie

Rome Shadanloo ... Waylan's Love
Chevonne Moore ... Chevonne
Jordan Morris ... Jordan

Bradley Cooper ... Himself / Dwight Sage

David Koechner ... Himself / Senior
Charlie Koechner ... Charlie

Jess Rowland ... Rick

Michael Rosenbaum ... Dwayne Sage

Ryan Hansen ... Lance Jeung

Steve Tisch ... Steve

Seth Green ... Himself

David Palmer ... Camera Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margot Koechner ... Herself
Laura Labo ... Laura
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Directed by
David Palmer 
Dax Shepard 
 
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Dax Shepard (written by)

Produced by
Nate Tuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Julian Wass 
 
Cinematography by
David Palmer 
 
Film Editing by
Dan Ohara 
 
Costume Design by
Abigail Keever 
 
Sound Department
Luke Bechthold .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
Kiki Ebsen .... stunt double: Bradley Cooper
Shannon Piazza .... stunt double: Michael Rosenbaum
Dax Shepard .... stunts
 

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Dax Shepard is smart, funny and charming, "Brother's Justice" really isn't any of that, 9 July 2011
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

A "documentary" about Dax Shepard retiring from comedy so he can pursue his dream of becoming a Martial Arts action star. Seriously. OK, maybe not so seriously. The beginning has Dax and his producing partner Nate Tucker going from agent to lawyer to producers to actors to directors to sell his karate idea "Brother's Justice", well, at this stage it's really just a title. When it's funny, it's very funny.

The problem is, when it's not funny, it's not anything. For an hour and a half run time, it's awfully long for a one-joke movie. Because really, that's all this is, one joke about Shepard trying to sell Hollywood on the idea of him becoming an action star in the ilk of Steven Segal. The idea that this documentary is serious is supposed to be funny, but I can't take this seriously. I've seen enough of Shepard in both comedy and drama roles that I know he's not actually this stupid.

It's cool that so many Hollywood hot-shots were willing to make themselves look like arrogant jerks for the sake of Dax Shepard and this (documentary? movie? —I don't know what to call it). At least their parts mostly work because Jon Favreau, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold can all do comedy and drama.

Ironically, unlike Dax's "successful" comedies like "Employee of the Month" (2006) and "When in Rome" (2010), "Brother's Justice" actually has all the elements of a good story: a sympathetic character (who doesn't want to see a good guy succeed in Hollywood?), conflict (Dax thinks it's a good idea, Hollywood does not), drama, comedy, and then the idea that friendship rises above everything. But none of that really works here.

Unintentionally, "Brother's Justice" just proves that Dax Shepard is best suited for comedy, or maybe that's its entire purpose. I never was sure if I was supposed to take this seriously or as one long joke. I'm sorry Dax, but I will always highly value your dramatic work in "Parenthood" and "The Freebie" (2010).

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