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The Brothers (2001)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 23 March 2001 (USA)
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Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials.

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Gary Hardwick

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Gary Hardwick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morris Chestnut ... Jackson Smith
D.L. Hughley ... Derrick West
Bill Bellamy ... Brian Palmer
Shemar Moore ... Terry White
Gabrielle Union ... Denise Johnson
Tatyana Ali ... Cherie Smith
Jenifer Lewis ... Louise Smith
Tamala Jones ... Sheila West
Clifton Powell ... Fred Smith
Susan Dalian ... BeBe Fales
Marla Gibbs ... Mary West
Julie Benz ... Jesse Caldwell
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Dr. Thelma Woolridge
Angelle Brooks ... Judge Carla Williams
Kimberly Scott ... Redena's Mom
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Storyline

"The Brothers" traces the journey of four African-American men as they take on love, sex, friendship and two of life's most terrifying prospects honesty and commitment. Smart, successful and sexy, Jackson Smith, Brian Palmer, Derrick West and Terry White are "The Brothers" lifelong friends banded together to weather love's innate terrors and occasional triumphs in this brazenly comic yet painfully true exploration of the battle between the sexes. Amidst the career track, basketball and bar hopping, "The Brothers" love women, as many as possible, but shocking revelation tests the foursome's friendship and changes their dating habits forever. Written by Anonymous

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After a lifetime of playing the field, four friends have to do something they never thought possible... grow up. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Columbia TriStar | Sony / Screen Gems | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bracia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,302,846, 25 March 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,457,409, 3 June 2001
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julie Benz and Tatyana Ali co-starred in the 1999 movie "Jawbreaker". See more »

Quotes

Fred Smith: You know, they say talent skips a generation.
Jackson Smith: [smiles] I'll remember that.
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References Amistad (1997) See more »

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One of the best black comedy's ever made.
23 March 2001 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Just walking out of this movie it made me think about how love is important in life. You can have a love life and still have time for your boys. "The Brothers" is a movie that combines elements of The Wood and Waiting To Exhale. The Brothers paled by Morris Chestnut(Jackson), D.L.Hughley(Derrick), Bill Belamy(Brian) and Shemar Moore(Terry) each have a quality that makes them special to the movie. Jackson is the commitment phobic brother who's scared to get involved with a women because of his parent failed marriage that is until he meets Denise played by the sexy Gabierlla Union. Derrick is the married one whose wife won't perform oral sex on him. Brian is the ulimate player whose can't find joy in black women so he turns to white women and Terry is a playboy who decides to go staright and marry his girlfriend. The movie is very real in it's portrayal of what black men go through when it comes to women. I related the most to Jackson though. I highly recomend this movie. See it with your girl , your boys or whoever. D.L and Bill steal every scene there in. Cliffton Powell and Jennifer Lewis are great in supporting roles.


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