Posted January 9, 2011 by Marcia Degia - Publisher in Films

Brotherhood Cinema

A frat-boy movie that exceeds expectations.

US college fraternities are the be-all and end-all of college life.
If you are not in one, then you’re nothing at all. Needless to say, all
will jump hell and highwater to be of the privileged few. Pledges are
forced to carry out dangerous tasks to prove their loyalty to the group.
And this is exactly what happens here in Brotherhood.

A botched robbery at a convenience store during Adam Buckley’s (Morgan)
last night as a pledge for a college fraternity goes horribly wrong,
with a brother taking a bullet in his shoulder. Adam is forced to stand
up to his peers in order to do the right thing and save his friend’s
life. But with reputations, future careers and the threat of prison looming large, the guys just aren’t having any of it.

Director Will Canon takes us behind the glamourous façade of polished beefcakes
and exposes the selfish, violent, single-minded animals that man-boys
can be. As a result, the film stands heads and shoulders above other
films of this genre without delving into the usual sterotypical bile
that such movies often brings. In fact, the only near-naked broad in
site, is a fat girl cruelly used a ‘task’ when a pledge is forced to
have sex with her with cameras at the ready.

With a few good twists in the tale, including the arrival of a throng
of angry drunk sorority girls, the store clerk kidnapped in the
basement and characters becoming increasingly dreranged, Brotherhood is tension filled-film from start to finish.

Marcia Degia - Publisher

Marcia Degia has worked in the media industry for more than 10 years. She was previously Acting Managing Editor of Homes and Gardens magazine, Publishing Editor at Macmillan Publishers and Editor of Pride Magazine. Marcia, who has a Masters degree in Screenwriting, has also been involved in many broadcast projects. Among other things, she was the devisor of the documentary series Secret Suburbia for Living TV.