Brothers Keeper

Theatrical Release: November 1, 2013
DVD Release: August 12, 2014
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Synopsis

Limited Theatrical Release – Identical twins Andy and Pete Goodwynn have always been there for each other. But in a cruel twist of fate-orchestrated by the town’s most powerful family-their lives are forever altered. Can the brothers gain vengeance on those who have taken away from them all that matters? While revenge may seem sweet, BROTHER’S KEEPER is a powerful reminder that only forgiveness can truly heal.

Dove Review

This is a powerful movie about forgiveness and redemption which is realistically portrayed. Two twin brothers, Pete and Andy, look alike but are quite different. Pete has a steady girlfriend named Maggie whom he plans to marry and he is intent on making the ministry his career. Andy, on the other hand, drinks and is single and has no interest in God. Pete and Maggie’s happiness ends one night at a dance when the local town big shot’s son, Gordon, makes a play for Maggie in the powder room and winds up killing her. Pete gets the blame but Andy takes the rap for it.

As the plot thickens, things reverse and it is Pete who winds up in jail although he is innocent and Andy who pursues the ministry. Ultimately the story focuses on forgiveness as Herbert Leemaster (Ray Wise) uses his power and money to frame Pete and Andy makes a decision to forgive him as well as Gordon.

The content is a bit strong in the violence arena as we get a glimpse of a man cutting his wrists and the pool of blood on the floor, in addition to a man being electrocuted and the blood running down from his eye. Also, a woman is smothered in the movie. Still, the redemption and forgiveness themes are mighty in this movie and with the rest of the content being much milder, we award this film our Dove “Faith-Based” Seal with a caution for violence.

Content Description

Sex: A man threatens another man by saying he will reveal a photo of the man and his mistress; a young man and woman briefly kiss; an innuendo.
Language: D-1; A woman prays a man will burn in H for what he did.
Violence: A man slices his own wrists and a pool of blood is seen; a man is electrocuted and it is seen on screen briefly and then his corpse is seen with blood trickling down from his eye; a man is seen smothering a woman and she dies; a man punches another man and knocks him out; a man uses chloroform on another man; a man knocks a Bible out of a man's hands but another man shoves him and makes him stop; a man and his wife argue and we hear a gunshot and learn later she was killed; a kid knocks books out of other kid's hands; a boy makes an innuendo and girl smacks him; a father slaps his son.
Drugs: A young man is seen smoking in school; a man is seen smoking a cigar; cigarette smoking including a man lighting one up in jail; a man throws a cigarette at a grave; a character is seen drinking in a few scenes; a drunk throws down a bottle and it breaks.
Nudity: None
Other: Death and grief; a Christian man's faith is tested and he rips pages out of the Bible in anger; people lie in court; bribery; in a few inspirational scenes prayer is offered up and a young man is baptized.

Info

Company: Desert Wind Films
Director: Josh Mills and TJ Amato
Producer: Steven Camp
Genre: Limited
Runtime: 118 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter