Bros Review: How it Really Stunned Everyone!

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American romantic comedy Bros is set in 2022 and is directed by Nicholas Stoller from a script co-written with Billy Eichner, who also serves as the film’s lead and executive producer. The movie’s producers are Joshua Church, Judd Apatow, and Stoller. Luke Macfarlane, Ts Madison, Monica Raymund, Guy Branum, and Amanda Bearse are also featured in the movie.

A big studio produced the homosexual romance comedy, which features the main cast that is openly LGBTQ+. What comes next is a conventional romantic comedy with an LGBT twist, complete with dates, sex, arguments, and family meetings. The breezy Nat King Cole tunes on the soundtrack assist in conjuring up a New York Autumn in the vein of Nora Ephron.

The world premiere of Bros took place at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2022. On September 30, 2022, Universal Pictures distributed Bros in theatres nationwide. Release dates for “Bros” are 30 September in the US and 28 October in the UK. Despite receiving favorable reviews from critics, the movie only made $9.5 million against a $22 million budget, which left audiences unhappy.

Bros: Main Cast and Characters

  • Billy Eichner portrays Bobby Leiber

Born on September 18, 1978, Billy Eichner is an American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter. He is the creator, executive producer, and star of the comic game show Billy on the Street from Funny Or Die, which aired on truTV.

Eichner was nominated for the 2013 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for the program. He is also well-known for his roles as Timon in the 2019 adaptation of The Lion King and Craig Middlebrooks on the animated TV shows Bob’s Burgers, Mr. Ambrose the Librarian, and the sitcom Parks and Recreation.

Bobby Leiber is portrayed by Billy Eichner.

A native New Yorker who is the director of the first national LGBTQ history museum, which is about to open its doors and presents the podcast 11th Brick on gay history. He’s 40 years old and is unmarried. His lack of confidence is the cause of his single status after receiving criticism for being “too homosexual” from people who are almost certainly heterosexual.

  • Macfarlane portrays Aaron Shepherd

Thomas Luke Macfarlane is a Canadian-American actor and former singer who was born on January 19, 1980. His roles as Scotty Wandell on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters from 2006 to 2011, RAC Agent D’avin Jaqobis on the Space television science fiction series Killjoys from 2015 to 2019, and the romantic protagonist in several Hallmark Channel films have made him well-known.

Aaron Shepherd portrayed by Macfarlane

Lawyer Aaron Shepherd is 40 years old and is unmarried. In his spare time, he frequents gay bars or uses the dating app Grindr. He mostly engages in casual sexual activity, such as orgies and threesomes. He doesn’t seem to have any long-term or significant interests. Despite being homosexual, he stays off the dance floors and avoids anything that would give him away.

Plot and Storyline in Bros

At a gala for the LGBTQ community, Bobby Leiber, the host of the New York podcast and radio program The Eleventh Brick at Stonewall, who takes pride in being single and content with hookups, gets an award for “Best Cis Male Gay Man.” He declares that he has agreed to work as the curator of the first museum of its kind in the world, the National LGBTQ+ History Museum, which will open in Manhattan soon.

Aaron Shepard, whom Henry describes as “beautiful” but “boring,” is spotted by Bobby while he and his buddy Henry are at a bar in the city where a new gay dating app is being introduced. Aaron and Bobby kiss and flirt, although Aaron doesn’t seem interested in Bobby. A few days later, the two begin socializing, but their connection is strained.

At a gay bar, where Bobby and Aaron first met each other.

Afterward, Bobby meets with Debra Messing to discuss a donation to the museum and laments to her about his difficult relationship with Aaron. Because of her involvement in Will and Grace, Messing complains that she receives complaints from many homosexual men, and she decides not to donate to the museum.

Distance in Relationship

After some time apart, Bobby and Aaron spend the day in a park before going back to Aaron’s flat to engage in sexual activity. Aaron admits that his original aim was to become a chocolatier, but he never pursued it because he believed it was impossible.

Bobby takes Aaron on vacation to Provincetown, where he asks a strange millionaire to give the museum a contribution. When Bobby changes his presentation, the wealthy is eventually won over, and they can get a $5 million contribution. Bobby is taken aback by Aaron, and the two develop a love connection. Bobby also confesses that he has to temper his flamboyant behavior with other people.

Bobby’s Museum is soon to be opened.

Bobby’s excessively talkative manner ultimately leads to a wedge between the two men when Aaron’s family visits the city. A crisis at the museum prevents Bobby from finishing his attempt to utilize steroids to get fit. Over a display that implies that Abraham Lincoln was gay, many have threatened to boycott and stop giving. They argue because Bobby wants to maintain the exhibit and his employees want to eliminate it.

Acknowledgment

After utilizing steroids, Bobby works out in the gym. There, he meets Joel and tries to win him by speaking in a low-pitched “bro” voice. They return to Joel’s house to hook up, but when Bobby speaks to Joel in his true voice, Joel becomes irate and orders Bobby to leave.

Bobby eventually makes amends with his coworkers for his outburst and returns to work. The others all acknowledge that they have their problems, including ones related to their sexual identities, and they all agree to make concessions about the exhibits that will be displayed. While Bobby waits, Aaron quits his job to pursue his goal of creating chocolates, promising to donate all profits to the museum.

A rally in which Bobby participated.

Last Segment of the Plot

A sizable audience attends the museum’s opening night. After speaking with his buddy Tina, Bobby decides to email Aaron since he misses him. Aaron receives the text and is inspired by his brother to pursue the one he loves.

Aaron gets there just as Bobby starts speaking. He starts singing a song he made about their love when he meets Aaron, which is influenced by Garth Brooks’ music (Aaron’s favorite musician). Bobby and Aaron kiss as the song comes to a close, drawing cheers from the audience. Before reevaluating their relationship, they resolve to date for three months.

Bobby and Aaron are still dating when Aaron’s mother takes her second-grade class to the museum three months later. When Aaron inquires as to whether he ever wants children, Bobby playfully flees.

Bobby and Aaron during their visit to a park.

Bros movie Evaluation

Bros do a fantastic job of demonstrating how gay relationships can differ significantly from the heteronormative relationships we typically see in the media.

Even while these partnerships are distinctive in their own right, Eichner and Stoller show how lovely and enchanting this kind of connection, which is all too seldom depicted in movies, can be. Bros is not only the first romantic comedy produced by a major studio with a cast that is mainly LGBTQ+, but it also right away joins the ranks of the best rom-com as a consistently funny, erotic, and endearing film.

However, Bobby and Aaron’s relationship is the main driving force of Bros, and Eichner and Macfarlane make for the ideal romantic leads in this tale. As he displays his fragility, brashness, romantic side, the tragic truth of growing up homosexual, and, heck, he even gets to sing, Eichner gets to demonstrate why he deserves to be a celebrity of the greatest kind. All that Bros requires is their electrifying chemistry.

Bobby and Aaron spend time together.

Eichner as Billy and as Co-writer of Bros 

And it’s wonderful to see a major Hollywood production of this caliber with such comprehensive LGBTQ inclusion. However, by focusing on the romance between two cis, conventionally gorgeous white gay men, it undermines its theme of bringing queer history and queer existence out from the periphery.

Eichner is the first to acknowledge his privilege; early on, his character receives a Best Cis White Gay Man of the Year award at an LGBTQ event. He’s willing to make his character believable and unlikeable at crucial moments, unlike so many other loosely autobiographical concoctions that have been more tainted by ego. It’s entertaining, and Eicher’s sense of humor shows here as he creates some hilarious pieces and witty conversation situations.

Eichner isn’t that interested in appealing to straight viewers, to over-explain what poppers are or what Grindr is, or worrying whether he’s turning people off, despite the gloss and the widespread distribution that Bros is going to receive. He has faith in them to solve the problem, and if they fail to do so, he is too preoccupied to care.

Bobby receives a Best Cis White Gay Man of the Year award at an LGBTQ event.

While most of the characters are undeveloped, Eichner’s language and situational comedy are sharply funny as he mocks many facets of homosexual dating culture, such as Grindr hookups, excessive gym use, and group sex. There aren’t several references to gay history or famous queer people like Cher, Barbra Streisand, and Mariah Carey in the screenplay.

Plus and Minus in the movie

Sharing a troupe with one’s grandparents was among the funniest moments. But one particular instance, in particular, attracted my attention. When Bobby first meets Aaron’s parents, he doubts the teacher status of Aaron’s mother. Here Bobby promotes the belief that it’s beneficial to expose young children to gender identity and other sexual orientations. Unfortunately, it lacks the framework to effectively address that legislation or issue. The fact that Eichner’s character mentions it at all, though, is a major plus.

There could be a line, though, which would make the humor in this situation a little uncertain. Certain jokes feel like they have crossed a line, and other jokes are completely justified. Unfortunately, every character comes across as a clich√©, which was probably done on purpose because the entire movie utilizes queer identity as a punchline.

Bros don’t have the same impact (that some of the previous movies based on the same topic do), as making the lead character in the movie a cis white homosexual male who is not the major focus of the narrative. After seeing this film for a short period, viewers understood it was a homosexual adaptation of “Annie Hall.” They did, however, enjoy the majority of the movie.

Conclusion 

It’s huge and sophisticated in a way that so few movies of this size are these days; it’s nice to be guided through the simple movements of a romantic comedy by professionals for once. Despite the weight of its load, it manages to walk a tricky tightrope without crashing. Eichner’s assurance in the methods he uses to convey his various themes quickly develops, becoming more deftly woven into the story.

And when the romcom and critique are balanced well, Bros truly takes off. Toward the conclusion, there is a point where one wonders if Bobby and Aaron will ever get together. It’s strange because the fans seemed to support their decision to separate ways at the time. It would have been a fantastic genre rip-off. 

This falls under the “fun movie” category thanks to some humorous parts that poke fun at overly sensitive LGBTQ+ groups, some clever writing, amusing appearances from Debra Messing, Bowen Yang, and Harvey Fierstein, and the easy-going Luke Macfarlane, as well as a hot but funny sex scene. Overall, this is a really strong movie that makes concessions to appeal to a wide audience.

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