Brothers (2009 film)

Brothers is a 2009 American psychological war thriller and a remake of Susanne Biers Danish film Brdre 2004, which takes place in Afghanistan and Denmark. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman, and is directed by Jim Sheridan. Both films take inspiration from Homers epic poem Odyssey. Tobey Maguire received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his performance.

With Sam gone, Tommy attempts to redeem himself in the eyes of his family by wrangling old friends to help with kitchen repairs for Grace and the girls. Grace slowly sheds her previous resentment towards her brotherinlaw. As months pass, Grace and Tommy bond over their mutual mourning, culminating in a passionate fireside kiss. They regret it afterwards, and do not take this attraction any further, though Tommy continues to win the favor of his nieces. Meanwhile, Sam and Joe are tortured by their captors, forced to make videotaped dismissals of the military and their mission, though only Joe cracks. The captors eventually deem him useless and force Sam, at gunpoint, to beat Joe to death with a lead pipe.Sometime later, Sam is rescued. Once Sam returns home, he drifts through a cold, paranoid daze, showing signs of severe posttraumatic stress disorder. Refusing to explain to his family what happened while he was in Afghanistan, Sam also lies to Joes widow that he does not know how Joe died. He also believes Tommy and Grace had a sexual relationship in his absence. During Maggies birthday party at her grandparents home, a resentful and jealous Isabelle claims that Sams paranoid assumptions are true that Tommy and Grace slept together. After the family returns home, Sam becomes enraged, destroying the newly remodeled kitchen with a crow bar and pulling a pistol on Tommy who arrives and tries to calm his brothers violent breakdown. ........

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