• Publication date: January 23, 2011

Four Players Grow Up & Leave the Dating Game The Brothers: Behind Every Good Man is a Better Woman

Four best friends have made it to the top. Their crew, comprised of a lawyer, business executive, teacher, and pediatrician have no problem walking into a bar, smooth talking a random woman, and taking her home for the night.

Four best friends have made it to the top. Their crew, comprised of a lawyer, business executive, teacher, and pediatrician have no problem walking into a bar, smooth talking a random woman, and taking her home for the night. Derrick (comedian D.L. Hughley) is the odd man out amongst the men, who married early and is trapped in a relationship. A recent spat with his wife leaves him especially envious of his player friends.

Terry (Shemar Moore), the exec and undisputed playboy, is the most outrageous womanizer in the group; his definition of a long-term relationship amounts to 3 days in bed. Despite his friends' admiration, however, Terry's life begins to feel worthless and shallow. When his therapist suggests starting a meaningful relationship with the opposite sex he gives it a shot. Soon the unthinkable is happening: he's falling in love.

Jackson the pediatrician (Morris Chestnut) and Brian the lawyer (Bill Bellamy) are flabbergasted. What young, handsome, and successful bachelor would tie himself down to just one woman? Naturally, Terry's decision also baffles Derrick, who relentlessly laments marrying in his sexual prime. Of the three, he is the strongest opponent of the maturing playboy's recent decision.

In time, though, Brian and Jackson both succumb to temptation and give monogamy a try. What ensues is an exploration of how each man's perception of women, dating, and sex begin to change with age. Derrick is no exception to this rule; while married, he too must realize that true love transcends mere intimacy.

The Brothers cost just $6 million to produce, but yielded a tremendous return of $27 million. Critical response to the film was mixed, though mostly positive; on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes the pic received a 63% fresh rating amongst top critics.

Showing On: MBC MAX

Year: 2001

Duration: 108 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Starring:

Morris Chestnut

D.L. Hughley

Bill Bellamy

Shemar Moore

Gabrielle Union

Director: Gary Hardwick

Rating: Rated R for strong sexual content and explicit language.