Before leaving on his second tour in Afghanistan, Marine Captain Sam Cahill, a leader, an athlete, a good husband and father, welcomes his screw-up brother Tommy home from prison. He’d robbed a bank. In country, Sam’s helicopter is shot down and all are presumed dead. Back home, while Sam wastes away as a prisoner in a remote encampment, Tommy tries to take care of the widow and her two children. While imprisoned, Sam experiences horrors unbearable, so when he’s rescued and returns home, he’s silent, detached, without affect, and he’s convinced his wife and brother have slept together. Demons of war possess him; what will silence them? —IMDb
Jim Sheridan is a master story teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, Sheridan moved to America in 1982, meeting a man who invited him to run the Irish Arts Center. He found a place to live in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, and was low on finances at first. He eventually made his first film, _My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989) _ starring Daniel Day-Lewis, about the Irish artist Christy Brown, who only had control of his left foot.
The film was a surprise success, with both Day-Lewis and co-star Brenda Fricker winning Oscars for their performances. Sheridan received two Oscar nominations for Best Director (he lost to Oliver Stone) and Best Screenplay. It was an amazing debut film, and at age 40, Sheridan was a late bloomer to the film industry. He followed up “My Left Foot” with the film The Field (1990). Starring Richard Harris a then-unknown Sean Bean and John Hurt, this film was… read more
I don't understand why MUBI and, in general, American remakes, never mention *anywhere* that they are what they are: a remake. This is a remake of Suzanne Bier's Brodre (2004) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386342/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2. Shouldn't proper credit be given here? If this is common practice, it's ridiculous.
i enjoyed watching this well made film. it features fine acting and a storyline that some may be surprised by. the overall presentation is done in a very realistic fashion and as a result the characters become very believable. sheridan also manages to develop the tension throughout without compromising the film.
It would be nice to think that Jim Sheridan was importing Susanne Bier's original story to portray the ridiculous importance the army plays in American culture, but, the film was just too weak. Sub-par performances all around. Maguire was the most laughable (as a military captain), and quite frankly there was only thirty seconds where the idea of being "trained to kill" is even contemplated. Too Americanized.
honestly, no one gave time for sam to adjust at all. the little girl was so bratty it actually made her physically ugly. and then what was just as ugly was natalie portman's alligator tears and jake gyllenhaal's acting (which was only slightly better than natalie portman's since she was the worst). what a cheap movie over a serious issue: PTSD. literally, one of the worst movies i've ever seen.
Reviews from Telluride and Toronto may have been mixed, but Jason Reitman's Up in the Air got a bit of a boost yesterday when the National
Film au fort potentiel, mais qui se montre finalement assez décevant sur beaucoup de points. Tout reste éternellement en surface, l’émotion n’est jamais présente ou presque, tout est convenu en terme… read review
Brothers adalah sebuah film drama bertema perang yang disutradarai oleh Jim Sheridan, yang mungkin sebelumnya banyak dikenal atas karya-karyanya seperti My Left Foot dan In America. Brothers sendiri… read review
La prestation de Tobbey macguire ne fait pas tout… Tant de souffrance et de culpabilité fini par agacer. D’autant que le scénario aligne les lieux communs quand il ne vire pas à la simplicité caricaturale… read review