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"Brothers" tells the story of two siblings, 30-something Captain Sam Cahill and younger brother Tommy Cahill, who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace, with whom he has two young daughters. Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who's always gotten by on wit and charm.
When his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains Sam is presumed dead and the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void. Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility for himself, Grace, and the children. In the grief and strangeness of their new lives, Grace and Tommy are naturally drawn together.
But, Sam is not dead; he and a fellow soldier have been captured by Taliban fighters. When Sam unexpectedly returns to the States, he grows suspicious of his brother and his wife. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing the ultimate physical and mental challenge when they confront each other.
Starring Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Mare Winningham, Clifton Collins Jr.
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Running Time - 1:50
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, December 4th, 2009
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