RRICHARD ROEPER’s (Sun-Times Columnist’s) Top 10 Movies 0f 2009
“Brothers” is No.1!
A brilliant, beautiful, harsh, gut-punching, 21st century war story with Biblical overtones. Some critics said Jim Sheridan’s adaptation of the great Danish film to be too glossy and heavy-handed, but I found it to be just as profound as the original. Either you buy Tobey Maguire’s tightly wound performance or you don’t. I thought his performance was pure truth. A perfectly realized screenplay, intense performances from all the leads, amazing work by the supporting cast, including the two little girls. Reminiscent of classics such as “Coming Home.” Source: suburbanchicagonews.com
David Edelstein’s Top 13 Films
“Brothers” is No.3!
Brothers Jim Sheridan’s melancholy drama (with superlative performances by Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Sam Shepard), explores not just the horror of the “war on terror,” but the chemistry of families — the connections that shape our actions even when separated from loved ones by continents. Source: npr.org
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September Candids Sources: CelebrityBabyScoop, fadedyouthblog.com and INFDaily
October Candids 1 Sources: Zimbio and ContactMusic
October Candids 2 Sources: SocialiteLife and Picapp
Pumpkin Patch 2009 Sources: Zimbio, CelebrityBabyScoop and ContactMusic
Scream Awards 2009 Sources: Picapp, Daylife and Getty