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Movie Preview: Portman, Gyllenhaal and Maguire in Brothers


Based on Susanne Bier's 2004 film and directed by Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father), Brothers tells the story of a young man (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who "comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan." The older brother is played by Tobey Maguire and the wife is played by Natalie Portman, and from the looks of the trailer, the wife ends up getting very close with her brother-in-law, which causes some tension when her husband returns home from war.

For whatever reason, I have a hard time buying Portman as a mother of two but otherwise the movie looks intense and heart-wrenching. Brothers opens Dec. 4 and you can check out the trailer for it if you

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lexichloe lexichloe 7 years
I'm really looking forward to this movie. I'm actually looking forward to NP playing a wife and mother. I'm looking forward to TM playing this deep role. From the trailers I've seen, I'm actually anticipating a great JG performance...Ha, hope it doesn't disappoint.
torywood torywood 8 years
the "don't let me go" song is Never Say Never by The Fray. (:
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Wow - this looks amazing.
spacebear spacebear 8 years
looks good. i like that they chose "bad" to play over the trailer.
lizyly lizyly 8 years
That looks really good. Can't believe Natalie is playing a mom now.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i love that NP always takes really different roles and i can't wait to see the whole movie. it's just a shame that we have to wait like 6 months to see it!
a-million-suns a-million-suns 8 years
I think the movie would be less interesting if he weren't traumatized after coming home. That's why they do it, for conflict and therefore interest.
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
Not a Tobey fan, but I may have to check this one out. LOVE Natalie, though...
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
Looks promising! I just don't know if I'll be in drama mode come Christmas shopping time :P
Allyace Allyace 8 years
So happy that Toby will be in a non-Spiderman movie!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
this looks intense!
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
woah, this looks really good. you know, I can't really see Natalie as a mom of two either, but I think I can get past it since the intensity will distract from that fact (then again, there are actual mothers of two that I still can;t believe - Nicole Richie, etc.). Tobey Maguire looks really good; although I hate when they make it seem like all people who go to war automatically come back crazy or traumatized (believe me; Hollywood does it on purpose). but the whole premise is fantastic and different...
emmebeth emmebeth 8 years
Wow! I wish they didn't release trailers so far in advance- I want to see this NOW!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Looking forward to seeing this. Great cast.
sham28 sham28 8 years
With the disclaimer of she didn't really cheat.
sham28 sham28 8 years
YIKES! Looks pretty powerful I'm definitely going to see it. I think Natalie's really talented and while I don't condone cheating I could understand a forbidden attraction to someone who looks like JG. ;)
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 8 years
Tobey seems to be the only one who fits in the casting.
Advah Advah 8 years
I'm definitely not buying Natalie Portman as the married mother of two. It looks good though, I'll have to check out the original! Side-note: I love "Bad" so so so much.
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