Brothers Three

Brothers Three



A man seeking to escape his turbulent family life is dragged kicking and screaming back into his dysfunctional past when his two siblings summon him to a remote cabin to discuss their late father's true fate, and finally call the lies of the past out into the open. When Peter (Patrick Wilson) took a wife and entered into a new career, he assumed his painful past would simply fade away. But old ghosts have a habit of lingering around even when they can't be seen, and as Peter arrives at a run down cabin at the request of his siblings Rick (Neal McDonough) and Norman (Scott Michael Campbell), it quickly becomes apparent that the specters of Peter's past are still very real in his former reality. As Peter's brothers relay the details of their final moments with their recently deceased father, those old familiar mind games come into play once again. Something about their story just doesn't seem right, because the presence of their father still looms heavy in the air around the brothers - stirring up the lingering lies that once protected them from the bitter truth of their lives. The joyful memories are fleeting, gradually giving way to revelations that will serve as the only honest moments these brothers ever shared. No one will leave this cabin until this volatile situation has reached its logical conclusion, and each man has finally ventured into the dark place they have spent their entire lives trying to avoid.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2008
UPC: 0689219800849
Original Release: 2006
Rating: R
Source: Radio London Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:42:00

Special Features

Behind the scenes; Trailer; Trailer gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Wilson Peter
Neal McDonough Rick
Scott Michael Campbell Norman
John Heard Father
Melora Walters Loren

Technical Credits
Paul Kampf Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Deborah Aquila Casting,Co-producer
Lynn Brannelly-Newman Costumes/Costume Designer
Edgar Burcksen Editor
Chris Cash Score Composer
Henryk Tvzi Cymerman Cinematographer,Producer
David Lewis Producer
Robert Last Producer
Roddy Mancuso Executive Producer
Robin Peyton Production Designer
Robert Schwartz Producer
Bruce Randolph Tizes Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Brothers Three
1. Adventures [4:56]
2. Easing In [8:54]
3. Brothers Three [8:01]
4. He's Dead [8:19]
5. You're My Boys [8:20]
6. I Finished It [8:01]
7. I Wasn't in Prison [10:09]
8. A Reunion [9:29]
9. Game is Over [8:36]
10. Norman's Story [11:02]
11. Cleaning Messes [5:22]
12. Disclosure/End Credits [11:04]

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Brothers Three 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paul Kampf is new to the game of writing and directing and has obviously been influenced by some filmmakers who tamper with the story and use flashbacks and flash forwards to enhance the richness of the theme line. In the case of BROTHERS THREE: AN AMERICAN GOTHIC these borrowed techniques serve to confuse rather than enhance the appreciation of the film: the viewer is left with a feeling that too much is being taken for granted as far as additive information and too little attention is paid to character development and direction. The result is a bumpy ride of a movie that is in need of some postproduction surgery to make it appeal. In a desolate forest cabin we meet New York lawyer Peter (Patrick Wilson) who has been summoned to this childhood 'home' by his brothers - the older Rick (Neal McDonough) and the younger, mentally challenged Norman (Scott Michael Campbell). Rick is sullen and angry, Norman is pitifully confused and abused, and Peter tries to make sense of the reunion. The boys' father (John Heard) is dead, leaving a will dividing his meager belongs among the three brothers. Through a series of confusing time changes in the guise of artistic flashbacks we discover that their mother is dead and that funeral attendance did not include the entire family, that Norman was the product of a drunken liaison with Loren (Melora Walters) who died at the hands of the father, and about other evidences of extreme family dysfunction. We also slowly discover the dark truths of the death of the alcoholic father, an incident that was brutal, but when the truth is revealed it unites the three brothers. All of this is played out in the filthy cabin where most of the time is spent in imbibing beer and in fights both real and playful. At times we are not sure whether we are in the present or the remembered past, and instead of adding to the drama, this somewhat amateurish manipulation leaves the audience confused. The acting level of Wilson, McDonough, Campbell and Heard has some fine moments and some extended moments that seem like tired adlibing. Tighter control from the writer/director would have helped - especially in the editing room. Grady Harp