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The Other Brother (2002)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 2002 (USA)
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In Harlem, Martin Blaze, a writer for Vibe, thinks he's a loser since his fiancée cheated on him. The evening after his father's funeral, he meets the lovely Paula, runs into her the next ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mekhi Phifer ... Martin
Andre B. Blake ... Junnie (as Andre Blake)
Michele Morgan Michele Morgan ... Bobbi
Tangi Miller ... Paula
Ebony Jo-Ann Ebony Jo-Ann ... Mother Pearl
Sandra Prosper ... Didi
O.L. Duke ... Londel
Tammi Katherine Jones Tammi Katherine Jones ... Simone
Angela Nirvana Angela Nirvana ... Carmen
Collette Wilson Collette Wilson ... Joy
Mandel Holland ... Big T
Regina Hall ... Vicki
Gerald Kelly Gerald Kelly ... Man at the Bar
Cole Murray Cole Murray ... Monique
Mike Hodge ... Mr. Simmons


In Harlem, Martin Blaze, a writer for Vibe, thinks he's a loser since his fiancée cheated on him. The evening after his father's funeral, he meets the lovely Paula, runs into her the next day, but is sure she'll never look twice at him. His older brother Junnie offers to coach him on how to be a player, promising Martin that within two weeks, she'll be his. The lessons commence, and Martin succeeds in meeting women and getting their phone numbers. But he's neglecting his work, carping at his mom, and behaving badly toward his loyal friend Bobbi. Meanwhile, Junnie's life isn't going well either as money problems mount. Can Martin regain his better self - and not lose Paula? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content






Release Date:

26 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lover Man See more »

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Production Co:

DelFlix Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


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When Martin and Paula are walking through the park, the shadow of the boom mic is briefly visible. See more »

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Goes back and forth from being decent to tedious
28 September 2015 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

This is a pretty poor example of movie-making which is supposed to be a comedy/drama I suppose but lacks pure emotion, laughters, characters that go beyond caricatures and pretty much everything else.

Labeled as a 2002 movie but I have a hard time believing it's that "new" it just screams 90's when seeing the outfits and the actors who I'm familiar with before; Mekhi Phifer, Tangi Miller and Regina Hall (in a one scene role) simply look a lot younger than they did in the 00's and they all acting wise appear very rookie-like.

So I would guess it's one of those independent movies where they couldn't get a company to release their movie but once the cast got a little fame they got a couple offers still to do so.

Anyway watching this movie I occasionally felt entertained but occasionally really struggled not to hit the fast-forward button because it was so slow and uninteresting but then it got slightly entertaining again and it goes back and forth like that for the duration of the movie.

Everything feels just feels half-assed from the way the characters are written and played to the editing down to the wardrobe and even design of Mekhi's home, he plays a guy who only listens to jazz music and seemingle dislikes rap music but he's dressed in typical hiphop gear; baggy jeans etc half the time and has a subscribtion to Vibe magazine and a poster of THE FUGEES on his wall, something that doesn't match his character.

The filmmakers inexperience in movie-making is apparent in almost every scene, go watch HITCH (2005) again, you won't regret it.

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