Parents' Guide to

My Blind Brother

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dramedy about adult siblings has language, drinking.

Movie R 2016 90 minutes
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This romantic dramedy owes a big debt of gratitude to its three stars (Slate, Scott, and Kroll), who elevate the movie from being "pretty entertaining but forgettable" to "charming." Slate has a particularly difficult job: Rose is saddled with insecurities and self-scorn, which lead to more bad choices. But even though her decisions, which stem from pity, may seem specific to her situation (her need to rescue, when what she really needs is to figure out a way to save herself), they have a universal quality that means other self-doubters in the audience will empathize.

Scott and Kroll's chemistry works to elevate the film's sometimes dreary and mean material into a study of sibling-hood and duty, a complex relationship that's laden with guilt. It's actually kind of strange, that despite its complicated examinations of human nature, My Blind Brother still feels superficial -- it's a meditative comedy without the depth to adequately mine its potential.

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