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Four successful men find themselves easing into long-term relationships, but they're not all that comfortable about it, in this intelligent comedy-drama. Terry (Shemar Moore), Jackson (Morris Chestnut), Brian (Bill Bellamy), and Derrick (D.L. Hughley) are four close friends who get together once a week to play basketball and compare notes on their problems with women. And as it turns out, they have a lot to say in that area. Terry has just gotten engaged to BeBe (Susan Dalian), who is more than a bit controlling. Jackson has a deep fear of commitment, symbolized by a recurring dream in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A lively, affectionate and well-acted romantic comedy."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"It's easier to laugh with the movie than take it seriously."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"An entertaining but too-familiar comedy about the romantic woes of African-Americans."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Although it's funny at times and very well intentioned, The Brothers has nothing new to say."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Has all the emotional depth and honesty of a Ford ad, only with worse production values."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"A politically incorrect but often hilarious jam session."
‑ , Washington Post
"Like candy, this male answer to the 1995 film Waiting to Exhale is sweet, pleasing and goes down easy -- but it's not very filling. Still, it's tasty while it lasts."
‑ Pam Sitt, Seattle Times
"a pleasant and enjoyable romantic comedy showcasing several talented performers"
‑ Ted Murphy,
"Brothas and Sistas make sure you see this movie!"
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"The Brothers has a lot to offer."
‑ Annette Cardwell,
"Airless and oddly fatiguing."
‑ Jessica Winter, Village Voice
"If The Brothers falls far short of its prototype, Waiting to Exhale, it still conveys a warm-blooded affection for its characters."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"One is left with warm memories of laughs, loves, and most of all likable characters with whom one wouldn't mind spending another two hours."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Often entertaining, mostly unsurprising, but ultimately rewarding"
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Philadelphia City Paper
"Hardwick isn't afraid to dog out these men for their disrespect and double standards even while sympathizing with their attempts to 'grow up.'"
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
More reviews for The Brothers on Rotten Tomatoes

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