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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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If Dax would have just studied up a bit more on mockumentaries, this could have been comedy gold! 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)

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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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If Dax would have just studied up a bit more on mockumentaries, this could have been comedy gold!, 18 July 2011
Author: Terry Roehrig II from United States

This film was supposed to be filmed as a mockumentary, Dax Shepard has actually been filming sequences since 2006 in order make this movie, which is all about him trying to get this movie (Brother's Justice) made in Hollywood. Some of it works, some of it don't, let me tell you why.

Dax Shepard comes up with a brilliant (or so he thinks) movie idea about two brothers. One gets kidnapped by a biker gang who also happens to deal or is on (I'm not sure which) crystal meth and the other brother comes to his rescue. Once he's infiltrated the biker gang and gained their trust, he saves his brother's life and must fight down the mountain. I guess the biker gang likes to drive their motorcycles up into the mountains. I dunno, don't ask. He calls his best friend (and producing partner) Nate Tuck to help him with the project. Nate agrees and they embark on a semi-hilarious journey through Hollywood's red tape. When his agent refuses, he realizes that he's got to "package" the movie with some big-time names, so he stops by a few of his friends' houses (Ashton Kutcher, Tom Arnold, Jon Favreau) and asks for help.

There are a lot of funny moments in Brother's Justice. The only problem is, it would have been a hell of a lot funnier if we didn't already know that this is just one big joke. From the poster and the trailer to the bad acting by Nate Tuck, we've already been let in on the hoax. Why would you spoil something that you've been working on for four years? Dax is convincing enough but his partner-in-crime is certainly not. There are a few moments when Dax does take the bit a little too far (crying, yelling). It makes him come off as a spoiled Hollywood brat or makes him look like he's struggling with bi-polar disorder, your choice. Even the celebs who do cameos are great at keeping up the appearance that Dax is serious about doing this. If Nate's acting doesn't clue you in, there's also those "fake trailers" that Dax and Nate make in order to sell their idea to Hollywood. Their goal is to film a few short scenes and show the Hollywood people so they can visualize Dax in the role that's being pitched. They are beyond ridiculous. At least try to make them look real. As they are, they're goofy, silly and it makes Dax look like some newcomer on YouTube, not a seasoned actor.

There's still plenty of funny to be found, though. It's just too bad that Dax didn't study up on some mockumentaries like Best in Show or For Your Consideration directed by Christopher Guest. What is now just a mediocre attempt at mocking could have been one of the greats, like This is Spinal Tap. Be sure to sit through all the credits for the bloopers and an additional scene with Seth Green that is easily one of the best scenes in the movie. More reviews at www.soveryterry.com Final Grade: B-

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