Bros movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS BROS ENJOYABLE AS THE FIRST MAINSTREAM GAY/LGBTQ+ ROMCOM?
This film could’ve very easily succeeded, but when a film becomes absolutely obsessed around the characters’ sexual orientations and gender identity politics, it’s ruined. Don’t go and see Bros; you WILL NOT have a blast.
When two gay men with commitment problems attempt a romantic relationship, they express their vulnerable sides and their attraction towards each other begins to surface.
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Cast: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Guy Branum, Miss Lawrence, TS Madison, Dot-Marie Jones, Jim Rash, Eve Lindley
Writer: Billy Eichner, Nicholas Stoller
Release Date (Australia): 27 October 2022
Runtime: 115 minutes/1h 55m
Genre: Comedy, Romance
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The film features frequent instances of crude humour, as well as references to homophobia and discrimination.
Two men are depicted in a scuffle before they kiss.
The film features frequent use of the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “d**k”, “ass” and “damn”.
The film contains scenes in which two men sniff a drug and men inject steroids.
The film contains a scene of partially exposed male buttocks nudity, as well as scenes featuring nude men with no nudity detail.
The film features frequent crude verbal sexual references and several gay sex and orgy scenes depicting sexual activity, oral sex and masturbation.
R (for strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use)
Aussie boy's thoughts
There’s so many big conversations holding the reasons this movie was absolutely terrible, from being a woke lecture with generalisations and victimising, to how boring it is and majority of the jokes being absolutely miserable. Unlike what Billy Eichner has being tweeting, Bros is nothing of a tearjerking, funny, beautiful or powerful gay romcom from a mainstream studio. This movie does not deserve your money, time or thought.
Eichner stars in the film as a podcast host contributing to the creation of an LGBTQ+ museum, while the brewing romance up at the front of the stage consists of two gay men with commitment problems beginning a romantic relationship. In a way, this movie almost seems like an unidentified remake of 2019’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels because it has very similar problems.
Firstly, despite the shots looking as bright as any other cinema movie, it’s incredibly boring and really damn painful to watch. You know, if the creators hadn’t adopted the overused plot structure and had made a somewhat admirable attempt to do something different or even just include some fresh ideas, Bros would be a lot more enjoyable. It tries to be powerful, but it never gets you to really root or truly care for the characters.
The jokes throughout the film are also terrible, to where you can recognise the attempt at humour, but it only works out the first couple of times before being used over and over again. At times, similar to Charlie’s Angels but with a sexual orientation-theme to it, it also feels like an LGBT rant on heterosexual people. In case the characters weren’t extremely annoying from beginning to end, they’re actually OBSESSED with gay, trans and LGBTQ+ topics, so they complain constantly and remind straight people of how they’ve oppressed them. Bros is the worst film of 2022 so far, and Billy Eichner, who you know from Billy on the Street, will hopefully be back on the street after this nonsense, unable to make more of this rubbish.
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