The Brothers McMullen (1995)

215px-Brothers_mcmullen_posterBy Scott Goldfine

Filmmaking neophyte Ed Burns stars, writes and directs “The Brothers McMullen,” a fabulous comedy set in Long Island, N.Y., about a trio of Irish-Catholic brothers and their relationships with women. The brothers struggle with religious guilt, monogamy and the ominous shadow of their late, drunken and abusive father.

Sharp dialogue and natural acting, including Connie Britton, make this one crackling good. Rated R.

GRADE: A

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