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Cast: Dustin Milligan, Cory Monteith, Camille Sullivan, Gabrielle Miller, Benjamin Ratner, Kacey Rohl, Tyler Labine, Tom Scholte, Ali Liebert, Leena Manro, Jay Brazeau, Amanda Crew
Cory Monteith of ''Glee'' and Dustin Milligan of ''90210'' star in the ensemble comedy-drama that takes a surprising look at sibling dysfunctions: Hollywood star Justin (Monteith) and his struggling brother Rory (Milligan) uneasily confront the true price of fame. Long-bickering sisters Nikki (Amanda Crew of CHARLIE ST. CLOUD) and Maggie (Camille Sullivan of ''Red Widow'') are thrown together on a road trip gone wrong. Louise (Gabrielle Miller) struggles with the challenges of caring for her mentally ill brother (Benjamin Ratner). And spoiled teen Sarah (Kacey Rohl of ''The Killing'') is about to meet the gentle half-sister she never knew she had.
I was not sure what to make of "Sisters and Brothers" before sitting down to watch it. The synopsis seemed interesting enough but I was not sure how well it was going to be executed because the four stories are in no way related other then being about siblings. Even after the movie started I still was not sure how it was going to go or how engaged I was going to be but I can now say that the stories kept be interested for the most part.
I am not going to go into details about each pair of siblings because what is written above is enough to know before watching it but I do want to comment on a few things. First off I was not all that engaged with the story of Justin and Rory, there just wasn't enough emotion in their story to really grab me. The story I liked the most was that of Louise would struggles with here mentally ill brother. If you have a sibling who has mental illness it is very easy to relate to Louise and feel for both her and her brother who just wants to be like everyone else. The other two stories were engaging as well and kept me watching.
"Sisters and Brothers" is a pretty solid comedy/drama but it is not a film for everyone. If you like a family drama then I recommend checking it but I fear a lot of people will grow bored of it before it reaches the end credits. Like I said before I was not sure how the film would play out but it grew on me once the stories started to develop and I was able to get some type of feelings towards the characters. End the end I thought it was an enjoyable film made better by its terrific cast which includes, Amanda Crew and Dustin Milligan to name a few. So if this sounds like something you would like then pick it up and judge for yourself.
Rleased by Anchor Bay Entertaiment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****