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Brothers (2009) Movie Information

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Jake Gyllenhaal
Natalie Portman
Tobey Maguire
Mare Winningham
Sam Shepard
Bailee Madison





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Family man and life-long soldier Sam Cahill goes MIA in Afghanistan. His brother, Tommy Cahill leaves his former drifter lifestyle behind to care for his brother's wife and two daughters. When Sam returns and finds his life has been taken from his by his own brother, no one's life will be the same. -- Chris Kavan

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Daniel Corleone 11/17/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Cpt. Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) comes home from Afghanistan while his wife Grace (Natalie Portman) think he passed away. Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Grace have a special bond one night and Sam discovers it. The main leads perform solidly, the score was decent and cinematography well though of. Tobey Maguire was magnificent, Natalie Portman was electric and Jake Gyllenhaal subtle. Its story was simple and there were a few unnecessary scenes. Brothers is a really good drama with a few memorable life quotes to ponder on.

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dukeakasmudge 09/02/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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I didnt expect Brothers to be a good as it was or even to like it but it was a very good movie from start to finish

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felixthecat15 11/28/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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the first time i saw this movie, i loved it. but after seeing it the second and third time, i liked it but wasnt as impressed as i was the first time. the story line was a pretty good idea, and going into it, i was questioning tobey maguire as the lead role, but he deifnitely pulled it off in the end. all in all it was a good movie worth seeing

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03/12/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Underrated. THIS ISN'T BAD AT ALL.

Sam Cahill once again went out to Afghanistan as a soldier, an image he has established besides being a family-man. Days after his departure, his family, his wife and two daughters heard that he was killed on operation. His younger brother, Tommy, who just came out from prison, felt the responsibility of caring the family of hist lost brother. But then, Sam comes back and he has to step back.


Okay. My sister complained about the conclusion, she didn't like it. On the other hand, I liked how it turned out. The story seemed to be SOS (same old story), yes, but no. There is something more in it than the familiar plot. Acting was undeniably good. Tobey Maguire performed excellent in this film, with a good support by Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

It was a good watch for me....

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03/27/2010 (0 of 2 found this helpful)


I find one of my major annoyances about the movie industry is why they make a movie trailer and portray a movie to be completely different from it's actual story. In the trailer this movie is made out to be almost a slasher-esque tale of a man who loses his sanity when he comes back from war and begins torturing his family. In actuality thats far from what the movie is actually like. Unlike the trailer I think this movie was trying to show a real side to the post tramatic stress disorder some solders experience when they return. If it had been a life time movie of something along those lines I could see it being a decent watch, a humanistic tale.. Very far from the thrilling suspense promised to us in the trailer but not a complete wash. The movie is very slow moving, and with that hyp...

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03/14/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Brothers is an amazing movie hands down. Toby Maguire surely stole the show in this one his performance was a tour de force power hit to home(Literally). With his blank look pale face driven by nightmares and self blame. If your a person that says Maguire's nothing more than Spider-Man watch this movie. As for Jake Gyllenhaal He always delievers in his perfomances he's never a let down in my eyes so I wasent surprised about him I seen this coming from him. For Natalie Portman she pasted as being Maguire's wife she did terrific nobody could have done it better. Baliee Madison played a terrific part as Toby's daughter she showed so much emotion something I've never seen a little girl play. This is a movie that must be watch it's filled with emotion, enough tenison to collapse a building. Th...

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I just found out that Natalie Portman does a sex scene in the new flick! Now I am definitely going to see it!!  I wonder how Jake Gyllenhaal hits it?
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This movie looks amazing! I am really curious to see the dynamics between such incredible actors! And you are definitely right, with just talent, 'Brothers' has to be nominated for an Oscar!

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I just saw the new movie trailer for 'Brothers' and it looks incredibly intense! Talk about an exceptional triad of actors/actresses: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, and Natalie Portman-oh my! This movie will undoubtely be nominated for an Oscar! 

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