My Brother (2007) If My Brother feels like an Afterschool Special, it's probably because director Anthony Lover helmed one in 1979 about a teenage alcoholic. Here, a stand-up…
Movie on DVD Review

My Brother (2007)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: May 29, 2007; DVD Release Date: May 29, 2007; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama; With: Tatum O'Neal and Vanessa Williams

If My Brother feels like an Afterschool Special, it's probably because director Anthony Lover helmed one in 1979 about a teenage alcoholic. Here, a stand-up comic (Nashawn Kearse) struggles to support his developmentally disabled brother (Christopher Scott) by taking a shady job from some Middle Eastern men. When that mildly interesting premise is abandoned in favor of flashbacks to the boys' dying mother (Vanessa Williams) and her generic life lessons (''Fear makes you weak!''), the movie veers into shameless tearjerker territory. EXTRAS None. C+

Originally posted May 25, 2007 Published in issue #938 Jun 08, 2007 Order article reprints