Billy Eichner’s sweet, poignant, and hysterical romantic comedy BROS will surprise you. Not only does it make history being the first Gay Rom Com released by a major Hollywood studio but Eicher himself has no problem layering in and lampooning many of the inner problem within our tribe and ends up teaching some gay history at the same time.
The PLOT: Bobby Lieber (Eichner) is an LGBTQ museum curator and podcaster based in New York, who wins the Cis White Gay Man of the Year Award has seemingly given up on finding any semblance of true romance. Night after night, he swipes on dating apps, but eventually meets Aaron (Luke Macfarlane), a lawyer, at a local club. The two fall in love, and navigate being a gay couple in a modern world.
Bros is a good, solid, raunchy mainstream gay romantic comedy, which is not afraid to tell the truth and poke fun at not only the dating rituals of gay men but also that of the intersectionality issues of the community itself and its glorious if not sometimes messy problems. Bros is raw, unapologetic and completely self aware of the story it’s telling, without worrying about who it’s telling it to.
Gay, STR8, Bi, Trans, whatever. You’ll learn, you’ll love, and you’ll laugh.
BROS is an instant ground breaking classic from Eichner’s kinetic opening monologue to its predictable but FABULASH happy ending..
After all isn’t it about time we had a happy ending.
BROS OPENS NATIONWIDE ON SEPTEMBER 30th
THIS FILM IS RATED “R” BY THE M.P.A.A. – RUNNING TIME IS 115 MINUTES
Our Score: 10 rainbows out of 10