Brothers

2009 R 1h 45m Blu-ray / DVD

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Brothers

2009 R 1h 45m Blu-ray / DVD
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When traumatized Capt. Sam Cahill returns home from a military mission in Afghanistan after he is presumed dead, he becomes obsessed with the idea that his brother and his wife have developed a physical relationship.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Natalie Portman
  • Sam Shepard
  • Mare Winningham
  • Bailee Madison
  • Taylor Geare
  • Patrick John Flueger
  • Clifton Collins Jr.
  • Carey Mulligan
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this mature drama (which stars Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, and Jake Gyllenhaal) about how the horrors of war affect both a soldier and his grieving family has several disturbing scenes of war, torture, and even domestic disputes -- making it far too intense for tweens and even younger teens. The war sequences involve atrocities, near-suicide, and two startling killings that are chillingly realistic; strong language includes frequent use of words like "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and the like. Sexuality isn't too graphic, but there are a few passionate kisses and one shot of an obviously undressed, quilt-covered couple in bed.

Sexual Content

A married couple kisses passionately and is shown in bed after having had sex. They exchange a few more kisses and embraces. A widow kisses her brother-in-law once. A man discusses whether his brother "f--ked" his wife, and a young girl lies that her mother and uncle "have sex all the time."

Violence

Quite a bit of violence, especially in the war scenes thattake place in Afghanistan. A helicopter crashes; two American soldiersare taken hostage, held starving and captive, andthen tortured. A man is shot in the head; a man is forced to killanother man or be killed himself; many men are shot at and killed, etc. In a moment of fury, a character destroys his kitchen and scares hisfamily. A man points a gun at himself and looks like he's about tocommit suicide.

Language

Frequent strong language: many uses of the words "f--k" and "s--t," as well as "damn," "hell," "a--hole," "goddamn," "ass," "oh my God," "dick," and more.

Social Behavior

Despite the devastating effects that war has on Sam and his family, his family remains supportive and loving. The movie explores how war and violence change soldiers and their ability to return to their lives as fathers and husbands.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Tommy gets drunk on a several occasions, and his father is shown drinking liquor a few times. Tommy smokes cigarettes; in one scene, he and Grace share a joint.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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