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Bros film overview & movie abstract (2022)

Eichner performs Bobby Leiber, a born and bred New Yorker who hosts a queer historical past podcast known as eleventh Brick (as a result of as a cis white homosexual man that’s in all probability the brick he’d have thrown at Stonewall) and director of the primary nationwide LGBTQ historical past museum getting ready to lastly opening its doorways. At forty, Bobby has spent most of his life alone and has satisfied himself he’s higher off this fashion. “We’re attractive and we’re egocentric and we’re silly. I don’t belief these individuals,” he tells a bunch of mates when explaining why he prefers hookups to something long run. 

This being a self-aware rom-com, Bobby’s life and plans change when he meets Aaron (Luke Macfarlane) at a membership. Earlier than we all know it the 2 have determined to be emotionally unavailable collectively. What follows is a by the books romantic comedy stuffed with dates and intercourse and fights and assembly the household, all with a queer twist. The soundtrack stuffed with jazzy Nat King Cole songs helps evoke a Nora Ephron fashion New York Autumn, imbuing Bobby and Aaron’s love story with a storybook romance vibe.

Working B-side to Bobby and Aaron’s love story, are the preparations to open the museum. Right here we see Bobby’s (and presumably Eichner’s) ardour for queer historical past and neighborhood. The museum board is made from quite a lot of queer individuals, together with a butch lesbian, a belligerent bisexual, a Black trans lady, and a nonbinary particular person. Sadly, every character comes throughout as a clichéd stereotype, which is probably going by design as the entire movie makes use of queer id as a springboard for jokes. Lots of the jokes do land, as a result of if something queer individuals know the way to snigger at ourselves. Nonetheless, what Eichner and co-writer Stoller appear to have forgotten is that what makes a rom-com like “When Harry Met Sally” so iconic isn’t just the authenticity of Harry and Sally, it’s the best way all of the characters within the movie really feel like actual individuals. 

Whereas many of the characters are underdeveloped, Eichner’s razor-sharp wit and caustic humor does shine by means of within the dialogue and situational comedy as he skewers many facets of homosexual courting tradition from Grindr hookups to obsessive health club utilization to group intercourse. The script isn’t peppered with queer historical past and numerous identify drops of queer icons like Cher, Barbra Streisand, and Mariah Carey.  

Eichner additionally takes jabs on the fashionable commodification of queer tradition throughout the leisure business, from the “Queer Eye for fhe Straight Man” reboot to the common love of “Schitt’s Creek” to Hallmark’s inclusion of queer rom-coms (going as far as creating pretend titles like ‘Christmas with Both’ and ‘A Holly Poly Christmas’) as soon as they realized a revenue was to be made. Though it’s this very sanitization of queerness that Eichner rejects, the self-awareness of the rom-com beats in “Bros” finds it treading the identical waters. 

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