Oh Brothers

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ImageI didn’t expect to like Brothers as much as I did. You can’t hide from the fact that when Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal decide to put their backs into the work the results are riveting, though. Based on a Danish film of the same name the transition to one of the Northern US states is surprisingly well done. The way that kind of landscape and weather shapes its people is important and the filmmakers trust that. The story isn’t especially innovative or shocking but, like I said, the execution is superb. I wouldn’t say it’s a must-see but if you have the chance it’s absolutely worth it.

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