BROTHERS tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters. Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who’s always gotten by on wit and charm. When his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains Sam is presumed dead and the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void. Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility for himself, Grace, and the children. In the grief and strangeness of their new lives, Grace and Tommy are naturally drawn together. Their longstanding frostiness dissolves, but both are frightened and ashamed of the mutual attraction that has replaced it.
But Sam is not dead; he and a fellow soldier have been captured by Taliban fighters. In Afghanistan’s harsh, remote Pamir Mountains, Sam is subjected to traumas that threaten to rob him of his very humanity. At the same time that Sam’s sense of self is being destroyed overseas, Tommy’s self-image is strengthening at home.
When Sam unexpectedly returns to the States, a nervous mood settles over the family. Sam, uncharacteristically withdrawn and volatile, grows suspicious of his brother and his wife. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing the ultimate physical and mental challenge when they confront each other. In the shifting family dynamics, who will dominate?
Directed by six-time Oscar® nominee Jim Sheridan (IN AMERICA, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER), BROTHERS tells the compelling tale of how two brothers come to terms with issues of love, loyalty, and manhood—and with the woman caught between them. Coming to theaters December 4th, 2009!
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Natalie Portman ... Grace Cahill
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Tommy Cahill
Carey Mulligan ... Cassie Willis
Tobey Maguire ... Sam Cahill
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Major Cavazos
Mare Winningham ... Elsie
Bailee Madison ... Isabelle
Jenny Wade ... Tina
Patrick Flueger ... Joe Willis
Omid Abtahi ... Yusef
Luce Rains ... The Nose
Copyright © 2009 Lionsgate
In theaters: December 4, 2009
Director: Jim Sheridan
Cast: Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal
When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home—with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family. BROTHERS tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirtysomething Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters (Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare). Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail whos always gotten by on wit and charm. He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison, at Sams farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie (Mare Winningham) and Hank Cahill (Sam Shepard), a retired Marine.
Un marine condecorado en varias ocasiones desaparece en combate, y su hermano, la oveja negra de la familia, se hace cargo de su mujer y de sus hijos. Las consecuencias de esta decisión sacudirán los cimientos de la familia.
BROTHERS – HERMANOS cuenta la historia de dos hermanos, el capitán Sam Cahill (TOBEY MAGUIRE), de treinta y pico años, y su hermano menor Tommy Cahill (JAKE GYLLENHAAL), auténticos polos opuestos. Sam, a punto de salir para su cuarta misión, es un hombre seguro de sí mismo, amante de su familia, que se casó con su novia del instituto, la guapa Grace (NATALIE PORTMAN), con la que tiene dos hijas pequeñas. Tommy, su joven y carismático hermano, siempre ha dado tumbos, pero ha conseguido salir adelante gracias a su ingenio y encanto. En su primera noche fuera de la cárcel es fiel a su papel de provocador durante la cena de despedida de Sam en casa de Elsie y de su padre Hank Cahill, un marine retirado.