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Brotherhood (2019)

In 1926, a band of teenage boys arrive at Long Point Camp for the adventure of their lives. When their canoe capsizes in a freak summer storm, their holiday descends into a soul-shuddering fight for survival.

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Richard Bell

Writer:

Richard Bell
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Credited cast:
Brendan Fletcher ... Arthur Lambden
Brendan Fehr ... Robert Butcher
Gage Munroe ... Jack Wigington
Jake Manley ... George Waller
Spencer Macpherson ... Vernon Clarke
Dylan Everett ... Ray Allen
Sam Ashe Arnold ... Will Wigington
Evan Marsh ... Oliver Mardall
Mike Taylor ... Mark Burgess
Daniel Gravelle ... Frank Burkett
Matthew Isen ... Leonard O'Hara
Jon Ambrose ... Waller's Dad
Perry Mucci ... Sydney Manley
Braden Wright ... Doctor
Haig McGarry ... Gordon Heale
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In 1926, a band of teenage boys arrive at Long Point Camp for the adventure of their lives. When their canoe capsizes in a freak summer storm, their holiday descends into a soul-shuddering fight for survival.

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Adventure called. Danger answered.

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Drama

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Featured in 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Cinematic Arts (2020) See more »

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Blue Moan
Composed by Keith Nichols
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In a word - tedious
4 April 2020 | by CabbageCustardSee all my reviews

Unfortunately, this is one of those movies that will have you staring at the clock, amazed that 96 minutes can seem so long. I say 'unfortunately' because there is so much material in this true story that should have resulted in a movie that is exciting, inspiring and extremely moving. In fact, the producers seem to think this movie is all of those things, but it is none of them.

There are a number of problems. Firstly, we never get to know any of the characters before they are thrown together into adversity. Consequently, it's very hard to care about what's happening to them. Secondly, the actual incident depicted here is shot so darkly (understandably since it happens at night) that it's hard to know who is who and what is happening. Thirdly, a lot of the movie is told in flashback and these back stories just aren't interesting. Fourthly, the age group of the boys who endured this tragedy was between 6 and 16. I don't think many of these actors are under 20. It would have been much more powerful if the cast were the correct age. Finally, the script really, really tries to wring as much emotion and pathos out of every moment it can and it shows. It's amazing then that this movie does not elicit any emotion at all, other than joy when it is finally over.

I really wanted to like this. I didn't. It's not going to say a bad movie, just incredibly dull.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (Canada) See more »

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