The Brothers McMullen Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for The Brothers McMullen the Movie

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Slice of life drama finds three Irish-American brothers suddenly living under the same Long Island roof for the first time since childhood. Eldest brother Jack (Mulcahy) is a stolid high-school basketball coach married to teacher Molly (Britton) who's pressing him to have children. Cynical middle brother Barry (Burns), a writer, has just broken up with free-spirited Ann (McKay), and earnest young Patrick (McGlone) is engaged to Jewish girlfriend Susan (Albert). All three find their romantic relationships, as well as their belief in each other, tested. Generally good performances and dialogue, with Burns proving himself a triple threat as actor/writer/director.

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Brothers & Sisters, Sibling Rivalry
Screenplay
Edward Burns
Cast
Edward Burns, Jack Mulcahy, Mike McGlone, Connie Britton, Shari Albert, Elizabeth P. McKay, Maxine Bahns, Jennifer Jostyn, Catharine Bolt, Peter Johansen
Cinematography
Dick Fisher
Director
Edward Burns
Music
Seamus Egan
Producer
Edward Burns, Dick Fisher, Ted Hope, James Schamus, Marlboro Road Gang Productions, 20th Century Fox Searchlight

Awards

Ind. Spirit 1996: First Feature; Sundance 1995: Grand Jury Prize.

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