My Blind Brother

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My Blind Brother
My Blind Brother poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySophie Goodhart
Produced by
Written bySophie Goodhart
Starring
Music byIan Hultquist
CinematographyEric Lin
Edited byJennifer Lee
Production
company
  • Low Spark Films
  • Safehouse Pictures
  • Think Media Studios
Distributed by
Release date
  • March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12) (South by Southwest)
  • September 23, 2016 (2016-09-23) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

My Blind Brother is a 2016 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Sophie Goodhart. It stars Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Zoe Kazan and Charlie Hewson. The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12, 2016.[1] The film was released on September 23, 2016, in a limited release and through video on demand by Orion Pictures and Starz Digital.[2]

Plot[edit]

An overachieving blind man (Scott) and his unaccomplished brother (Kroll) compete for the same woman (Slate).

Cast[edit]

  • Adam Scott as Robbie
  • Nick Kroll as Bill
  • Jenny Slate as Rose
  • Zoe Kazan as Francie
  • Charlie Hewson as GT
  • Maryann Nagel as Jane
  • Greg Violand as Phill
  • Talia Tabin as Micia
  • Heidi Lewandowski as Clarese Singer

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the South by Southwest festival on March 12, 2016.[3][4] On March 15, 2016, it was reported that Starz had acquired distribution rights to the film.[5] The film was scheduled to be released on September 23, 2016, in a limited release and through video on demand.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

It has a score of 59% on Metacritic.[6] The film has an 82% Rotten Tomatoes score, based on 34 reviews. The site's consensus reads, "My Blind Brother takes a refreshingly character-driven approach to its familiar sibling rivalry while adding a somewhat unexpected twist."[7]

Andrew Barker of Variety gave the film a positive review, writing that the film "takes an ostensibly dark premise — a man of few qualities attempts to steal his overachieving blind brother’s girlfriend — and turns it into a featherweight frolic as winningly unambitious as its central couple played by Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My Blind Brother". South by Southwest. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Brayson, Johnny (August 23, 2016). "'My Blind Brother' Might Be The Most Daring Comedy Of The Year — EXCLUSIVE POSTER". Bustle. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (March 8, 2016). "'My Blind Brother' Clip: See Adam Scott Punch A Biker". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "My Blind Brother". sxsw.com. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (March 15, 2016). "SXSW: Adam Scott's 'My Blind Brother' Sells to Starz (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "My Blind Brother Metacritic listing" (http://www.metacritic.com/movie/my-blind-brother). Metacritic. Accessed 24 September 2016.
  7. ^ My Blind Brother on Rotten Tomatoes
  8. ^ Barker, Andrew (March 14, 2016). "SXSW Film Review: 'My Blind Brother'". Variety. Retrieved April 8, 2016.

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