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Brothers Three: An American Gothic (2007)

R | | Drama | 2007 (USA)
Three brothers reunite at a remote cabin in the woods, when beckoned by their father. Left to deal with the dark secrets and demons that have haunted them their whole lives, they must face the resulting explosive truths.


Paul Kampf


Paul Kampf




Cast overview, first billed only:
Neal McDonough ... Rick
Patrick Wilson ... Peter
Scott Michael Campbell ... Norman
John Heard ... Father
Melora Walters ... Loren
Kristi Vander Kooi Bramlett Kristi Vander Kooi Bramlett ... Waitress (as Kristi Bramlett)
Pamela Chase Pamela Chase ... Security Guard
Ron Frederickson Ron Frederickson ... Father Reilly
Ben Hammond ... Young Peter (as Benjamin Hammond)
Sean Hammond ... Young Rick
Emily Morgan Jeppson Emily Morgan Jeppson ... Singer in Church (as Emily Jeppson)
Heather Carpenter Kampf Heather Carpenter Kampf ... Simone (as Heather Kampf)
Brad Maune Lawrence Brad Maune Lawrence ... Young Man in Church
Tony Larimer ... Old Priest
D. Halling Lewis D. Halling Lewis ... Angry Dad
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Three brothers reunite at a remote cabin in the woods, when beckoned by their father. The brothers are left to deal with the dark secrets and demons that have haunted them their whole lives. The resulting truths they must face, end in an explosive tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and some violent content

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A great cast does not guarantee a great film...
15 February 2008 | by kpeterson32See all my reviews

I wanted to love this movie so much. I adore Patrick Wilson and Neil McDonough, so I just knew this film would be fantastic. The premise has a great hook, the writer/director's theatre background promised rich dialogue and deep, heartfelt interaction between the characters.

I knew as soon as the movie began that it was going to be a disappointment. The flashbacks (and flash forwards) were disjointed and never fully resolved. The film itself had an overall bipolar feeling, where the brothers that were yelling and arguing and ready to come to blows suddenly found themselves laughing their guts out over beer and a makeshift football game. All of the transitions were left out.

The concept and the acting were pretty good. Not fantastic, but not terrible either. Neil McDonough's Rick looked bored at times where boredom was not called for, and I wondered if the actor was bored with his lines or if the script was in desperate need of some fine-tuning. Even Patrick Wilson, who stands out in everything he does, looked out of place here. No actor can ever be in only good movies, and I hope this is his worst, because even this is not awful.

I think the real problem with the movie was the editing. The slow motion dissolves were too slow and looked amateur. The cuts to other scenes had no general connection. It came across as very choppy, which one could argue showed the mindset of the characters, but, to me, just looked like sloppy work that could have been greatly improved by a more experienced artist.

Overall, I can't recommend it, but I won't tell anyone to avoid it either. It was just "okay."

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Release Date:

2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Gothic See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine, Utah, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Color (original 35 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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