My Brother
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An aspiring stand-up comic realizes precisely how precious the developmentally disabled brother he so frequently took for granted truly is in writer/director Anthony Lover's sensitive family drama. Poetically told by his terminally ill mother L'Tisha Morton (Vanessa Williams) that he and his developmentally disabled brother James (Christopher Scott) share a single soul despite having separate bodies, resentful thirty year-old Isaiah (Nashawn Kearse) longs to explore his stifled independence by testing his meddle on the comedy club circuit. When his dreams go up in smoke, Isaiah falls… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

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"A moralistic black drama that makes its points with a heavy hand and unconvincing story developments."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"My Brother is a brave little film, with the emphasis on little. Shot on a shoestring, it lacks the polish of many indie efforts but compensates with bold casting and a big heart."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Has no shortage of heart, but it has been so clumsily organized and falls back so often on clichéd storytelling that any early goodwill quickly morphs into resentment."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"A young man takes an awfully long time to discover what the audience already knows -- that his disabled brother is the most precious thing in his life -- in My Brother."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"My Brother is brimming with would-be life lessons. But the movie goes in so many directions, and follows through on so few of them, that all it transmits is a vague glow. It's watered-down chicken soup for the soul."
‑ Sam Adams, Los Angeles Times
"Story loses momentum in a wave of heavy-handed messages."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Its earnest tone, moving orchestral score and strong cast carry it past the rough patches."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"What starts as a taut urban crime drama quickly sags into lurid after-school-special sentimentality."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"A moving and meaningful melodrama about a blood bond tested by the trials and tribulations of trying to survive in the inner-city."
‑ Kam Williams, AALBC.com
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