Shipped out to Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead when is Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains. At home in suburbia, the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void., and Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming new found responsibility for himself, Grace and the children.
But Sam is not dead; he and a fellow soldier have been captured by Taliban fighters. In Afghanistan’s harsh, remote Pamir Mountains, Sam is subjected to traumas that threaten to rob him of his very humanity. At the same time that Sam’s sense of self is being destroyed overseas, Tommy’s self-image is strengthening at home. And in the grief and strangeness of their new lives, Grace and Tommy are naturally drawn together. Their longstanding frostiness dissolves, but both are frightened and ashamed of the mutual attraction that has replaced it.
When Same unexpectedly returns to the States, a nervous mood settles over the family. Sam, uncharacteristically withdrawn and volatile, grows suspicious of his brother and his wife. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing each other. In the shifting family dynamics, who will dominate? And how will the brothers come to terms with issues of love, loyalty and manhood – and with the woman caught between them?
Produced by Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Michael De Luca, Michael De Luca, Brothers is a 2009 Comedy/Drama/War film directed by Jim Sheridan, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire and written by Tim Allen, Matt Carroll, David Benioff. Brothers will open in theaters as of December 4, 2009. –B-
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