A dark comedy which follows two brothers who are in love with the same woman.


Bryan Poyser


Bryan Poyser (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Chris Doubek ... Rudy
Heather Kafka ... Diana
Alex Karpovsky ... Paul
Zach Green ... Dexter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Brown Dan Brown ... Man at Door
Eryn Buchanan Eryn Buchanan ... Kid at book signing
Harper Cummings Harper Cummings ... Girl at Car Wash
Lana Dieterich ... Mrs. Petersen
Kim LeBlanc Kim LeBlanc ... Bookstore Clerk
Josh Meyer ... Chester
D. Zack Nichols D. Zack Nichols ... Convenience Store Clerk
Garry Peters Garry Peters ... Mr. Petersen


In this tale of resentment, deceit, and sibling rivalry, two adult brothers, Rudy and Paul, represent failure and success. Younger brother Paul is a successful author who writes Harry Potter-like fantasy novels for children. The painful part is that Rudy, an aspiring writer, was Paul's original childhood collaborator on the stories. The one thing they do have in common is their love for Diana. Although Rudy is married to Diana, their divorce is impending-and he currently lives out of his car. Ever the opportunist, Paul makes his move on Diana. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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When love curdles, someone still has to eat it.


Comedy | Drama


Not Rated

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1 April 2010 | by jwaters1518See all my reviews

Lovers of Hate tells the story of a social outcast who's entire life has been outshadowed by his kid brother Paul. Rudy, the "failure" so to speak, can't hold a job and is living out of his vehicle. He tries desperately to hide the fact that his relationship with Diana has eroded knowing it would give his brother the one up. The conflict between brothers becomes more complicated when Paul and Diana end up together. Although Sundance knocks the character study for making Rudy off to be too childish in dialogue, I found the ending lines poignant, and allows forgiveness of Rudy's behavior earlier in the film by shadowing what has led up to this point. It was a remarkably touching film that did what it set out to do. My only real complaint within the movie is its length. The film wasn't remarkably long, but at times scenes did drag on. Overall, I feel the film was an accomplishment. 9/10

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11 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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