2 Brothers & a Bride (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

2 Brothers & a Bride2003

2 Brothers & a Bride (2003)



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Two men look for a wife -- just one will do, thank you -- in this offbeat comedy. Jake (Tim Blake Nelson) and Josh (David Arquette) are two brothers who live and work in a vegetable farm somewhere in the Midwest, where they're looked after by their Ma (Lois Smith), who cooks, cleans, and keeps the guys company. When Ma dies, Jake and Josh find they're a bit lonely all by their lonesome, and more importantly, they're not much good at everyday domestic activities, so they decide to do the sensible thing -- one of them will get married so they'll have someone else to talk to and handle things in the kitchen and the laundry room. Woefully naïve, socially clumsy, and less interested in romance than day-to-day practicalities, Jake and Josh decide to head out on a matchmaking tour to St. Petersburg, Russia, where they're promised introductions to hundreds of women over the space of two weeks, in hopes that they'll find an understanding, old-fashioned wife who doesn't mind having a third wheel around at all times. A Foreign Affair was shot on location in St. Petersburg in the former Soviet Union, and in Chihuahua, Mexico, which stood in for the United States.

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David Arquette
as Josh Adams
Tim Blake Nelson
as Jake Adams
Emily Mortimer
as Angela Beck
Allyce Beasley
as Library Lady
Lois Smith
as Ma Adams
Redmond Gleeson
as Funeral Director
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Critic Reviews for 2 Brothers & a Bride

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

It's Tim Blake Nelson's character who keeps the plot from spinning out of control, because he has a natural and unforced respect for these women that he yanks his brother's chain and keeps their mission on course.

June 18, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Spirited indie film that could be improved by a gifted editor.

June 17, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Good piece of work.

May 17, 2004 | Full Review…

Neither funny enough to be a comedy nor serious enough to pass for drama.

May 6, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This is one case where the director would have been better off pointing his camera at real subjects. The truth, in this case, is almost sure to be stranger than the fiction.

May 6, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Slight, but charming.

May 4, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 2 Brothers & a Bride

I really, really liked this movie. It is not a laugh out loud kind of comedy, It is a subtle, humorous look at two brothers' quest in finding a wife in another country. It was nicely done, well acted, and very charming. AND I am not a David Arquette fan by ANY stretch of the imagination, but I really liked him in this.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

A favorite.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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