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7 Chinese Brothers (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 13 April 2016 (Australia)
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Larry (Jason Schwartzman) is content with his dog Arrow and booze, barely tolerating anything or anyone else. His marginally successful relationships include his grandmother, who keeps him ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Larry
Olympia Dukakis ... Grandma
Tunde Adebimpe ... Major Norwood
Eleanore Pienta ... Lupe
Stephen Root ... George
Arrow Schwartzman Arrow Schwartzman ... Arrow the Dog
Jimmy Gonzales ... Jimmy
John Gatins ... Dinsmore
Jonathan Togo ... Don
Josh Meyer ... Reginald
Ted Beck Ted Beck ... Cashier
Chris Doubek ... Daryl
Grover Coulson ... Mr. Johnson
Alex Karpovsky ... Kaminsky
Jennifer Prediger ... Woman with glasses
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Larry (Jason Schwartzman) is content with his dog Arrow and booze, barely tolerating anything or anyone else. His marginally successful relationships include his grandmother, who keeps him afloat financially, and his best friend Norwood, who provides him with pharmaceuticals. But a chance encounter at a Jiffy Lube gives Larry a beguiling new boss and the impetus to head in another direction for a while. This movie showcases all that may be needed to help a person get unstuck in life: love (or an unrequited crush), friendship (or someone your family likes better than you) and family (or in this case a grandmother who will support you whenever you get fired from a job).

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Failure has a new overachiever

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2016 (Australia) See more »

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7 hermanos chinos See more »

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The lead dog in the film is actor Jason Scwartzman's real dog Arrow. See more »

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Grandma: 90 percent of the equation is just showing up.
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Bye Bye Love
Written by Ric Ocasek
Performed by The Cars
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Another likable loser
8 September 2015 | by themissingpatientSee all my reviews

Jason Schwartzman is Larry, a pill-popping alcoholic who lacks any ambition whatsoever. When Larry isn't getting fired or looking for a new job he can make a joke of, he spends his time visiting his grandmother in a nursing home and talking to his dog.

Schwartzman seems to be the go-to actor for insightful, comical and somewhat dark character studies. Though he is quite charming in this quirky role, 7 Chinese Brothers isn't really insightful at all. There are a few funny moments here and there but when the film takes a more serious, dramatic turn towards the end, the most unpredictable thing is how inconsequential everything turns out to be.

It's a sad story about a likable loser, like many of the characters Schwartzman plays. When it's revealed why this character is the way he is, it makes sense but it's hard to feel anything for him due to his unwillingness to admit his true feelings and embrace the opportunities given to him.


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