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My Blind Brother (2016)

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The rivalry between two brothers reaches a fever pitch during a charity swim competition.

Director:

Sophie Goodhart

Writer:

Sophie Goodhart
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Scott ... Robbie
Nick Kroll ... Bill
Greg Violand ... Phil
Cherie McClain Cherie McClain ... Local News Reporter
Bill Bradshaw ... Mayor
Charlie Hewson ... GT
Stephen Phelps Stephen Phelps ... Frizzy Boy
Maryanne Nagel ... Jane
Jenny Slate ... Rose
Kellen Boyle ... Mourner #1
Christine Fallon Christine Fallon ... Mourner #2
Peter Aylward ... John
Jane Mowder Jane Mowder ... Rita
Talia Tabin ... Micia
Zoe Kazan ... Francie
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Storyline

A story of 2 brothers: Robbie - a local athlete and celebrity who happens to be blind and his brother Bill - who's helped Robbie through everything for years. Bill falls in love with a girl, Rose, but as luck would have it she starts dating his brother Robbie. Robbie has to decide whether to put his own emotions above his brother or to be the bigger man.

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Romantically Challenged

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kedves öcsém, facsiga See more »

Filming Locations:

Ohio, USA See more »

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Color
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Part of this film was made in Lakewood, Ohio. See more »

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Robbie: Most importantly, I... I have just got to thank one individual who is next to me the whole time I am running down that road. Doubts? Sure, I have doubts. But, there is this voice, right next to you telling you that you can do it. I, ofcourse, am taking about... god.
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Baby Elephants
by Ian Hultquist feat. Sofia Hultquist & Xander Singh
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Not a bad idea but adolescent and immature filmmaking
24 April 2016 | by sfviewer123See all my reviews

Not a bad idea (how often are the disabled looked at with anything other than the most uncritical of perspectives, especially in our current cultural climate of moralistically competitive victim-hood?) but unfortunately done with a directorial hand which betrays a lack of confidence and maturity...yes we get the point, the blind brother is a jerk, the younger brother is a victim, the parents are insensitive, on and on and on...all the "good" characters act nervous/neurotic and/or self-hating...such is "authenticity" in America in this day and age I guess.

(The film explores the dynamics between two brothers the older(?) of whom is blind (caused by accident induced by his younger brother who then "naturally" has spent his life feeling guilty), the disabled sibling deals with his sense of powerlessness and purposelessness in life by doing charity athletic events to raise money for visually- impaired children, but he requires his younger brother (who hates athletics) to accompany him on his runs/swims/etc. to guide him. The parents, quite naturally, show concern only for the emotional needs of the disabled sibling and seem to be deaf and dumb to even overt psychological abuse of the younger sibling by the older).

The younger one has a chance hookup with a mildly unbalanced female who feels over-responsible for the death of her last boyfriend, she spends the night with him but then ditches him because she needs to focus on expiating her imaginary guilt, whereupon she begins unknowingly working with his brother and becoming romantically involved with him (an absurd lack of boundaries made apparently necessary for the plot to develop)).

Of course there are further plot twists so I won't reveal anymore that might necessitate a spoiler warning, not the worst film but not great either, kudos to the director for at least taking on something somewhat unconventional.


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