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My Brother Jonathan is a 1985 BBC five part mini-series that relates the story of an idealistic doctor, Jonathan Dakkers, in the coal country of England during the period around WW1 and a love triangle.
Young Englishman Henderson Dores (Daniel Day-Lewis), yearning to give up his genteel British ways and be a bold and brash American, gets his chance when his New York firm sends him south to acquire a Renoir painting from Loomis Gage (Harry Dean Stanton), the eccentric head of an unusual family.
Depending on your expectations, you'll either hate it or love it.
This is one of those rare films that seems to divide into only two
You will only be able to love or hate this movie. However, I think the
previous reviews leave out an essential element to determining which camp
you fall into: whether you are interested in the actors (based on
roles) or the film.
The best way to give you some idea of what to expect is the usual
comparison with other films. If you loved Martin Scorcese's film, After
Hours or enjoyed Something Wild (with Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels)
were even guiltily amused by Who's That Girl (Madonna and Griffin Dunne),
then you will probably like this movie. Stars and Bars uses a similar
formula of "straight laced, uptight man" being taken for a wild adventure
"free-spirited, sexy woman".
Obviously, this would put someone like Daniel Day-Lewis into the right
(a tightly wound serious man), but in a very different universe from
like "My Left Foot" and "The Age of Innocence". If you are hoping for
another period piece or serious art, this film is not for you. Luckily,
happen to like films that range from Wim Wenders to the latest Adam
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