Story-lines, in different time periods, running simultaneously is a fascinating concept that doesn’t quite come of in this movie (Tom Stoppard’s ‘Arcadia’ is an example of where it blend effortlessly).
‘Brother to Brother’ has, nevertheless, some excellent performances and is sensitively directed. The press button issues, dealing with homophobia, love and identity are made more potent because the protagonist is a black man. The society in which he grew up is depicted as much less tolerant of one of its own being gay and more likely to discriminate. True or not the film is worth a look as it is based on a true story of a very remarkable writer.
Yep slow to begin with but worth the wait as the movie kicks into gear... some interesting perspectives AND wow!! where did our freedom to think outa the box post HIV/AIDS... there's a lot there in this movie! 4 outa 5
I just can't get into this movie. Too slow for my liking.
An interesting and thought-provoking movie, perhaps too slow for some. It took a while to get going, but the last half was emotionally captivating. The style was brave and the flashbacks worked.