Drama, comedy, sex, and romance combine in the entertaining The Brothers, starring Bill Bellamy, Morris Chestnut, D.L. Hughley, and Shemar Moore.
The movie is about a group of four black bachelors who have to face the fact that one of them is getting married, even though they have always believed in fairly free relationships.
The Brothers seems like a more mature and more serious version of The Wood, which, at the time, I considered one of the funniest movies ever to hit the big screen. The Brothers isn't quite up to the comical caliber that The Wood has, but on its own it is a very enjoyable movie with a wide array of cast members.
The most entertaining characters are Shelia and Derrick West (Tamala Jones and D.L. Hughley), a married couple that is going through some troubles. Derrick wants his wife to give him a blowjob, but she refuses time and time again, and Hughley pulls off some great lines about this incident. The chemistry between these two actors is great and they make for the most stimulating scenes.
The only thing that I found a little tedious was how The Brothers changed from serious to comedy and back to serious again. Probably eighty percent of the movie is funny but sometimes it doesn't make its transitions to well. However, at other times it does a very good job of blending serious moments with funny ones.
The Brothers is an entertaining movie that anyone could enjoy, although it's definitely not the kind of comedy that I'm going to watch again.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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