Bros – Budget of $22 million – 1 hour and 55 minutes
Podcaster Bobby celebrates his 1,000,000th subscriber on his channel, The 11th Brick. He has opportunities to branch out, but Bobby doesn’t want to fall into a one-time niche or stereotype. Also, he is the executive director of the 1st LGBTQ+ Museum in New York City. The board pushed back the opening date twice. Now they need $5,000,000 and a final exhibit to open on time. Bobby is determined to not have any more delays. Bobby meets hook-ups on Grindr and has a cynical view of relationships. Bobby goes to a bar after spending time with friends and sees Aaron on the dance floor. Aaron is a probate lawyer that loves CrossFit but doesn’t use dating apps. Bobby doesn’t see Aaron standing behind him until he speaks. During the middle of their discussion, Aaron ghosts Bobby in the club, but they meet at the bar. When Aaron disappears again, Bobby finds him and confronts him. Aaron tries to give Bobby his number, but Bobby walks away.
After a trying day at work, Aaron text messages Bobby. They have a flirty but awkward exchange and start to date but never make it official. Bobby doesn’t feel like he is in Aaron’s league. Aaron has a tremendous physique and chiseled features. But Aaron thinks Bobby is too good for him. Aaron feels boring next to Bobby’s thought-provoking ways. Bobby and Aaron are two strong men with strong opinions but plagued with self-doubt. Can they overcome themselves to love each other?
This movie is a raunchy and funny rom-com that makes fun of and plays into stereotypes. Aaron and Bobby belong to an ignored community, finding their footing within the world and themselves. The script is full of laughs, but it’s for the Hangover age group (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). With that said, Bobby calls out a significant point. There is a lot of LGBTQ+ history wiped out of American history. Historians either removed their sexuality or gender identification or deleted their accomplishments altogether. Some only hear about Stonewall Riots, but historical events should include every aspect of the person. Because people, their hopes, and dreams are fluid and ever-evolving. Also, the writers openly chuckle at Hallmark’s pandering to the LGBTQ+ community. This film is an easy laugh with some hot and wild scenes for the open-minded.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
That’s your first mistake. Not all gay people are nice – Bobby
You look angry – Aaron