The Perfect Son (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
Two IMDb reviewers summed it up perfectly:
"The Perfect Son is a story about two 30-something
brothers, one who is seemingly "perfect" and another who is basically
a screw-up, frequently landing himself in drug rehab centers. After
the death of their father, the two are brought together after a long
absence and the usual sibling rivalry resurfaces. It isn't until the
"perfect" brother makes the startling revelation that he has AIDS that
the irresponsible younger brother finally makes a move to get his own
life in order, and take some responsibility."
"They enter on a heart warming journey of
reconciliation. The two leads do a magnificent job of creating the
gradual warmth and respect that builds up between them as the movie
Colm Feore shows his butt twice as the dying
Chandra West shows her buns and
breasts in a nearly-meaningless long distance sex scene that is
so dark it can barely be seen to begin with, and is faded to
black as soon as her breasts appear.
It's exactly as good as it sounds.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is at least a C. Solid, well-intentioned, but unremarkable
film made for a small audience.
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