Lake Tahoe is a magical place…
An old, cruddy quarter and a new, shiny quarter may look very different, but they’re both worth 25 cents.
In the same way, the gritty 2004 Danish filmBrødre and its current remake, Brothers, look very different, but are essentially the same strong story underneath it all.
The newer version, directed by Jim Sheridan with a screenplay written by David Benioff (The Kite Runner, Stay), mirrors the original so closely that it makes one wonder what would have happened if the filmmakers had instead decided to push the movie in a different direction. However, Brothers is an excellent view into the effects of war on the home and returned soldiers. Some emotional scenes are especially haunting, as the tension between the characters continues to escalate….
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