Bros was a movie that was not on my radar at all…until I saw the first trailer. It looked extremely refreshing and something that the rom-com genre needed. After seeing it twice, I can say those sentiments have remained. Bros is not only one of the best rom-coms in years, it’s also one of the funniest movies in recent memory. Billy Eichner and his crew pull off the satire and comedy while delivering an emotional love story that will have you invested.
Bros is a satire of the rom-com genre and a dramedy at the same time. The genres blended together really well, and I was impressed and enthused that the tonal shifts did not dumb down the movie at all. I appreciated the fast-paced shifts because the movie never felt stale, and it always kept me on the edge of my seat.
Billy Eichner and Luke McFarlane play a very convincing couple and are both very good in their own rights. Their chemistry is great and the journey they take us on is even better. I felt so connected to these characters and was rooting for them from the very start. I understand why Eichner advocated hard for McFarlane to be cast. I would love to see these two actors work together again because they make a hilarious duo. Representation matters and seeing a AAA studio produce a rom-com, where the ENTIRE cast is made up of LGBTQ+ members, is very important and I hope that more studios look at Bros and decide to do the same.
The script is outrageously funny. When it comes to the jokes, they’re crude, vulgar, satirical, and maybe a bit off-side. Not one joke fell flat, and, at times, the audience was laughing so hard that you couldn’t hear the dialogue. I would not be surprised if this movie gets an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. It absolutely deserves it.
Bros is the laugh-out-loud comedy of the year. It’s a great time that provides entertainment, emotion, social commentary and of course, a love story. Tell a bro, or multiple bros, to watch Bros with you. I promise you won’t regret it.