2 Brothers and A Bride
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2 Brothers and A Bride
Two men look for a wife -- just one will do, thank you -- in this offbeat comedy. Jake (Tim Blake Nelson) and Josh (David Arquette) are two brothers who live and work in a vegetable farm somewhere in the Midwest, where they're looked after by their Ma (Lois Smith), who cooks, cleans, and keeps the guys company. When Ma dies, Jake and Josh find they're a bit lonely all by their lonesome, and more importantly, they're not much good at everyday domestic activities, so they decide to do the sensible thing -- one of them will get married so they'll have someone else to talk to and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's Tim Blake Nelson's character who keeps the plot from spinning out of control, because he has a natural and unforced respect for these women that he yanks his brother's chain and keeps their mission on course."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Neither funny enough to be a comedy nor serious enough to pass for drama."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"For those who are easily pleased."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A genial, generally amusing film."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"Spirited indie film that could be improved by a gifted editor."
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"This is one case where the director would have been better off pointing his camera at real subjects. The truth, in this case, is almost sure to be stranger than the fiction."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"Nelson's charisma keeps the film watchable, but there are few laughs or surprises."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A Foreign Affair is an altogether enjoyable diversion, a light and clever comedy that offers some great performances in a unique setting. Plus it's about ten times more sincere and entertaining than what passes for romantic comedy these days."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Good piece of work."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A competently assembled yet perplexingly affectless romantic comedy."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"In the end, it's not going to bother anyone, and it's funnier than it has a right to be. Just don't expect real comedic insight into the ways human beings stumble into love."
‑ , E! Online
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