In Bros, a romantic comedy centered around two gay men directed by Nicholas Stoller, Billy Eichner is not only co-star, but also co-writer, becoming the first openly gay man to have these two credits in a major studio film. any genre. The film, arriving in the United States at the end of the month and in Italy in November (here the trailer in Italian), also has the peculiarity of being entirely interpreted by LGBTQ actors, even in straight roles (with the exception of a cameo by Debra Messing, playing herself).
Bros takes inspiration from Hollywood romantic comedies, but goes much further in the representation of love, an aspect that is fundamental for Eichner. Bros also comes to theaters at a time when more and more LGBTQ stories and artists have a chance to shine. But all these advances are still under threat.
The film premieres as anti-trans laws are being promoted in several states. Rights that have been guaranteed, such as same-love marriage, could also be overturned by a conservative Supreme Court. “We will always have to keep fighting,” says Eichner. "We will have to continue to fight for the handful of rights we have managed to acquire, because every time we make progress, the other side gets scared and comes back."
The first Bros reviews have come and for them they have come, and they unanimously praise the humor of the LGBTQ + romantic comedy, even if they acknowledge that the film is not bringing much new to the narrative of the genre. Bros, which hits theaters September 30, was produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller. The film stars Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane as two gay men whose commitment phobia is a huge obstacle to their meeting.
While Bros sounds very similar to the kind of comedy one might expect from Apatow and his field, it's also groundbreaking for Hollywood portrayal. In addition to being one of the very few widely circulated gay romantic comedies, it is the first of its kind to feature an entirely LGBTQ + main cast, even in heteroloveual roles. The ensemble cast around Eichner and Macfarlane, who are both gay men out, includes Married. With Children star Amanda Bearse, Monica Raymund from Lie to Me, Ts Madison from Zola, Guillermo Díaz from Scandal, Guy Branum from Talk Show the Game Show, Jim of Community Bowen Yang, cast member of Rash and SNL.
Today, early Bros reviews have dwindled, following the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. In general, critics agreed that the film is both fun and fascinating. However, many of them point out that the film's groundbreaking casting doesn't prevent it from being a fairly normal story with nothing really new to bring to the table. Check out the quotes from selected critics below.
There is a lot of attention on Bros due to its groundbreaking casting approach, and its box office success will likely be a determining factor in how major studios approach LGBTQ + inclusion for the next few years.
Some may not find this a fair burden to place on a single film, especially considering how the success of 2018's LGBTQ + teen film Love, Simon hasn't led to an avalanche of major studio projects. However, for filmmakers, stars and minority storylines, a single misstep can quickly become a huge step back in Hollywood's eyes.
Early Bros reviews sound similar to what you might hear about any off-the-pitch Apatow comedy, which speaks to the fact that they imbued the film with their signature comic style, LGBTQ + cast or not.
While not everyone likes that sense of humor, there's no denying the fact that the films produced by Apatow have a habit of making money and that, so far, every single film directed by Stoller (including Forget Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek) has so far scored Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. While it will likely face some competition over the opening weekend of the horror film Smile, there's a high chance the film will perform well given these reviews and its general publicity.
Comes today the trailer for Bros, the new Nicholas Stoller comedy that will debut in theaters this fall and is presented by Universal Pictures as “the first romantic comedy from a major label about two gay men who maybe, possibly, probably stumble towards the love. Perhaps. They are both very busy. "
From the fervent comic mind of Billy Eichner and the genius of successful authors such as Nicholas Stoller and Judd Apatow, Bros is born, an intelligent, sensual and profound comedy about the search for love, love and romance with the addition of a little madness.
Played by Billy Eichner, the first openly gay man to be co-screenwriter and starring in his own major film, Bros is directed by Nicholas Stoller, who also co-wrote with Eichner. The film is produced by Judd Apatow, Stoller and Joshua Church. The film is executive produced by Eichner.
Universal has released a new trailer for Bros, the Nicholas Stoller film (Traveling With a Rock Star, Bad Neighbors) which bills itself as "the first major romantic comedy about two gay men." The release in Italian cinemas is scheduled for November 3.
The protagonist of Bros is Billy Eichner (Parks and Recreation, American Horror Story, Bob's Burgers), also author of the screenplay together with Stoller. The film is produced by Judd Apatow and Nicholas Stoller and also includes Monica Raymund, Jim Rash, Luke Macfarlane and Harvey Fierstein. Universal describes it like this.
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From November 3, 2022, the film Bros, directed by Nicholas Stoller, produced by Apatow Productions and Universal Pictures, arrives in cinemas; the latter also distributes the film in Italy. The cast includes Billy Eichner, Luke MacFarlane and Monica Raymund.
This is the first major film about a homoloveual love story. Billy Eichner himself, co-writer, as well as protagonist of the film, is the first gay man to take part in his own film with one of the main production companies in the world.
The film is a sentimental comedy and tells the story of two men very busy in their lives and determined to stay away from romantic relationships that will perhaps find themselves dealing with love. A film about the search for complicity, love.
Nicholas Stoller is an Anglo-American screenwriter and director born in 1976. He is known for having directed films such as Bad Neighbors 1 and 2 (2014 and 2016): films in which a couple with a child have to deal with two brotherhoods settled near home.
He then directed the animated film Storks on a Mission (2016), in which storks deliver packages to children and make a mistake that needs to be corrected.
After his engagement with Bros we will see him directing a new TV series, Platonic, in which those who had been best friends in childhood meet to heal the quarrels that had distanced them from each other.
The first Italian trailer of BROS, the first romantic comedy by a major - Universal Pictures - about two gay men who perhaps, possibly, probably stumble towards love. An intelligent, sensual and profound comedy about the pursuit of love, love and romance with the addition of a little bit of madness. Perhaps. They are both very busy. It made its debut in Italy at the cinema in November 2022 with Universal Pictures.
Starring Billy Eichner, the first openly gay man to be co-screenwriter and starring in his own major film, BROS is directed by Nicholas Stoller, who also co-wrote with Eichner. The film is produced by Judd Apatow, Stoller and Joshua Church (co-producer of A Girl Disaster, Stepbrothers at 40). The film is executive produced by Eichner.
The creators are Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, The Lion King (2019), Difficult People, American Crime Story 3: Impeachment), Nicholas Stoller (Bad Neighbors, Don't Dump Me) and Judd Apatow (The King of Staten Island, A girl disaster.
This fall, Universal Pictures will present the first major romantic comedy about two gay men who perhaps, possibly, probably stumble towards love. Perhaps, since they are both very busy. This story is born from the fervent comic mind of Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, The Lion King, Difficult People, American Crime Story 3: Impeachment) and the genius of successful writers such as Nicholas Stoller (Bad Neighbors, Don't Dump Me) and Judd Apatow (The King of Staten Island, Girl Disaster, The Big Sick Marriage Can Be Avoid Love Can't).