Mimi’s Pick of the Flicks

Mimi ON Jan 22, 2010 AT 5:49 pm

Brothers

Brothers

What’s out in film land? Well it’s pretty slim pickings this week, you’ve got the intense Brothers starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire or the tug at your heartstrings The Boys Are Back with Clive Owen, both in cinemas this weekend.

Brothers
Tobey stars as Sam, an Afghanistan war veteran and marine who goes missing during the war leaving his wife Grace (Natalie Portman) and child behind. In the meantime his low life brother Tommy (Jake) steps up to the plate attempting to bridge the chasm left by his disappearance. In time Grace finds herself getting a little too close to Tommy just when Sam returns to find his brother in his place. Lots of shouting but good performances, especially Jake.

The Boys Are Back

The Boys Are Back

The Boys Are Back
A bit of a tear jerker, Clive Owen stars as writer Joe Warr whose life is thrown into turmoil after his wife dies leaving him to raise their six year old son alone. Having to face being a single parent, dealing with his grief and not to mention his teenage son from a past marriage, he decides to remove all restrictions and have an anything goes policy with his kids.  It’s really sad at times but has some fun, upbeat moments and the cast, especially young son make it easy to watch.

CLICK HERE for more entertainment news.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Comments are closed.