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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Michael Weston
Arielle Kebbel
Ryan O'Nan.
Directors
Ryan O'Nan.
Screenwriters
Ryan O'Nan.
Running Time
97 minutes

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The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best
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Plot
The Brooklyn Brothers (O'Nan and Weston) are an indie music duo travelling around America and trying to break into the music industry. Along the way they are joined by their self-appointed new manager, Cassidy (Kebbel). Things don't run to plan...


Review
The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best
Modern technology is a boon for struggling actors like Ryan O'Nan, who went from playing ‘Man In Shower’ in a 2011 episode of Skins to being writer, director and star of his own whimsical comedy. It’s the kind of self-indulgent indie which is generally spared theatrical distribution, and sees O’Nan play hapless singer-songwriter Alex on a whistle-stop tour of tiny music venues across America, lending the familiar band-movie tropes a promising road-movie structure — neither of which O'Nan exploits to comic or dramatic effect.


Verdict
Good fun, but O'Nan doesn't take this film nearly as far as it could go, leaving the plot and its characters somewhat two-dimensional in their obvious stereotyping.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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