#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Before leaving on his second tour in Afghanistan, Marine Captain Sam Cahill, a leader, an athlete, a good husband and father, welcomes his screw-up brother Tommy home from prison. He’d robbed a bank. In country, Sam’s helicopter is shot down and all are presumed dead. Back home, while Sam wastes away as a prisoner in a remote encampment, Tommy tries to take care of the widow and her two children. While imprisoned, Sam experiences horrors unbearable, so when he’s rescued and returns home, he’s silent, detached, without affect, and he’s convinced his wife and brother have slept together. Demons of war possess him; what will silence them?
Plot: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic mayhem.
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Guilt and Forgiveness
Two brothers, one returning from prison, one heading as a Marine to Afghanistan.
This film is apparently a remake of a Danish film that had the same story line.
But it didn’t have Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal! Maguire reaches into the darkest corners of his soul to flesh out the good brother, the Marine, who returns from Afghanistan with a staggering burden of guilt.
Gyllenhaal is amazing, transforming an angry, unsure ex-con into a believable figure of redemption, slowly growing before our eyes as the story unfolds.
Natalie Portman is excellent and look for Carey Mulligan’s four minutes of screen time.
This is not an anti-war film except in the sense that any film that shows war either glorifies it unrealistically or jars us into questioning, if it is realistic. The scenes in Afghanistan seem authentic. The tortures are not so so graphic as some of the other reviews imply. They will cause you to wince, but its good film making, not microscopic detail.
I want to search out Susanne Bier’s 2005 film “Broedre”–it can’t lessen the impact of this one, however.
A decent movie
Brothers is a decent movie showing the trauma both a soldier and his family face due to Tobey Maguire’s “job” as a marine. Although the script could have been improved and more drama could have been added throughout the movie, the actors in Brothers deliver superbly.
Tobey Maguire is rumored to be mentioned at the Oscars and his performance probably deserves it, especially during his “break down” scene. Natalie Portman as the wife and Sam Shepard acting as the father also deliver plausible and emotional performances. Carey Mulligain, who I almost did not recognise, plays a cameo role and Clifton Collins Jnr also makes a brief appearance.
If you haven’t watched the trailer for this film, do not watch it as it gives much away. Also, do not read about this movie much before you watch it either. The less you know about Brothers, the better its plot will unfold.
I also must point out that although Tobey Maguire is the one with the Golden Globe nomination and rumoured Oscar nomination, Jake Gyllenhaal delivers a much more subtle, and on the whole, a better performance than Tobey. He seemed to connect me more to his character with some comedic lines, gentle eyes and genuine acts of redemption. I rate Brothers one star higher because of Jake and if it were up to me, he’d get a supporting actor nomination.
Don’t expect a masterpiece like The Deer Hunter, but if you’re looking for some new, depressive entertainment, then Brothers is a good flick…It had potential and it delivered on most of it; however, some potential was also left unaccounted for.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Director Jim Sheridan
Writer David Benioff (screenplay), Susanne Bier (motion picture “Brødre”), Anders Thomas Jensen (motion picture “Brødre”)
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard
Awards Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Sighvatsson Films, Relativity, Michael De Luca
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke Speed Panchro Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Zeiss Variable Prime Lenses, Arriflex 235, Cooke Speed Panchro Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (film processing), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (release prints)
Film Length 2,850 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218, Vision2 Expression 500T 5229)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema