Two men with commitment problems attempt a relationship.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Stars: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Ts Madison, Monica Raymund, Guillermo Díaz, Guy Branum, Amanda Bearse, Miss Lawrence, Symone, Bowen Yang, Benito Skinner, Harvey Fierstein, Jim Rash, Brock Ciarlelli, Dot-Marie Jones, Kristin Chenoweth, Debra Messing, Eve Lindley, Jai Rodriguez, Matthew Wilkas, Peter Y. Kim, Justin Covington, Ryan Faucett, Becca Blackwell, D'Lo, Dahlia Rodriguez, Derrick Delgado, George Dvorsky, Jamyl Dobson, Ben Stiller, Kenan Thompson, Amy Schumer, Jillian Gottlieb, Rick Crom, Everett Quinton
  • Director: Nicholas Stoller
  • laxluver-63937 - 20 January 2024
    Billy Eichner is insufferable in this...and he's the lead
    A different lead, more character development, and better dialogue and this movie could have been an 8/10. But Billy Eichner, for me, was absolutely unwatchable.

    To be fair, I stopped watching halfway through. I realized it just wasn't going to get better. Eichner was preachy, abrasive, annoying, rude and generally unlikeable. I like Luke MacFarlane but his character in this movie had all the depth of a stale saltine cracker. Also, this movie does not "avoid tropes." I am a bi woman but I thought it treated gay men very harshly and stereotypically (a "gender reveal orgy?" seriously?) Also... the (first?) adult scene between MacFarlane and Eichner was just...odd? Like why did it have to be a scene out of Gladiator? Can't we just have a natural progression of a date that goes well and then a believable sex scene, or a genuine connection that culminates in sex, instead of wrestling on a picnic blanket that then awkwardly becomes sucking on each other's toes??

    But honestly- literally every other character I liked. The movie is just 80% Billy Eichner and so 80% of the movie is completely and totally unwatchable.
  • icnessie - 14 August 2023
    So glad I watched it...
    Romcom's are not really my thing (Though I did enjoy The Proposal, there again it had Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds so that's a must right there) but I found this to be funny (ok, so not the side splitting help I can't breath kinda funny), engaging, thoroughly entertaining, made up of different characters and all true to life. Is Bobby a cheese grater on the nerves yes... and no. He's another character amongst many. I felt good watching the film and after also. I enjoy the way films makes me feel/think/remember and this ticked the boxes. If you want a feel-good movie to enjoy then watch this (it's a plus of course that Aaron is drop-dead gorgeous).
  • jackxbyrne - 18 May 2023
    I love it! is it Rom Com? Is it satire? Is it both?
    I'm not sure, but it is really great. I laughed a lot. I loved the romance and the sex and the humour. The music was so cheesy, but I think that was part of the joke/fun. I loved how the characters bickered over how their particular queer representation was more oppressed than the other, that seemed legit. Bobby says love is not love is love but in the end it is like a typical romance, so...? I like Rom Coms.... a lot, but were they pushing against that? Confusing. People in reviews say that Bobby's character is un-like-able, I don't think this is true, I liked him very much and so did Aaron. All in all an absolute comfort watch 10/10.
  • jakethesnake-42007 - 27 December 2022
    As a gay I hated hated this film
    Why can't they make a gay comedy or romantic comedy or just a gay movie but make it like a reg straight movie. As a gay man I hated this film and I hated it for many reasons. The main reason I hated this film and the reason why it bombed at the box office is Billy Eichner lots of people don't like him and I had mixed feelings on him but it all changed after watching this. Billy's character is so unlikeable and it's just like he is in real life loud and annoying. The r he movie flops and he comes out with it flopped because straight people didn't want to see it etc no it's because it's not good and it's you. Why in every gay film the main gay characters are so unlikeable and nasty like Luke Macfarlane his character is unlikable. There is also zero chemistry between the 2 stars. The jokes fall flat and are forced and at times I cringed at how bad the acting was. The story was awful also even the music was bad it's like they didn't want to pay the rights for songs so they used bad songs that didn't even go with the film. Debra Messings scenes are the only thing that is good about the film.
  • GreatestArtform - 12 December 2022
    Drugs drugs drugs.
    This this movie, and I say movie cuz it's not a film. Makes the stereotypes of drug addiction body image in the gay community even worse. More so cuz it's a big budget Studio that's promoting it. I'm not surprised cuz why would a big bunch of Studio ever do a film where there's no drugs involved. Or God forbid someone can have a relationship as opposed to dating for 3 months and then considering what to do. It makes a complete mockery of the community. There are so many types of people in this world, and frankly they should have taken a hint from the film Spoiler Alert that was amazing and real.
  • EUyeshima - 3 December 2022
    Empathy Is a Tough Nut for Eichner in This Acerbic Gay Romcom
    While I've laughed as hard as anyone else at Billy Eichner's acerbic game show, "Billy on the Street", I found his transition to romantic lead a bit awkward in a bumptious way. His take-no-prisoners approach is actually a key part of the character he's playing, Bobby, a commitment-phobic 40-year-old gay personality hired to run the country's first LGBTQ museum. While the film's depiction of the gay single life in the clubs appears accurate enough, I think the story co-written by Eichner and director Nicholas Stoller falters a bit in tracking the on-off relationship between Bobby and the sincere hunk Aaron who is grappling with his own issues beyond his sexual identity. Known mostly for his traditional Hallmark holiday films, Luke Macfarlane manages to counterbalance Eichner with his own less confrontational commitment phobia. The gender-fluid supporting cast is a welcome change as are the higher-end studio production values which haven't been seen since "In and Out". Debra Messing has a hilarious cameo.
  • ethanbresnett - 11 November 2022
    A very sweet, and most importantly funny film!
    Bros delivers exactly what I want from a romcom. It is sweet and funny and on top of this it offers a unique angle on a sometimes quite formulaic genre.

    This unique angle is that it shows a gay relationship in a way that is so rarely portrayed in the media. Bros isn't a coming out story or a harrowing tale of homophobia, it's just a nice and sweet love story between two guys. I genuinely don't think I've ever seen this on film before, and it makes for a refreshing mix up of the same old romcom formula.

    The overarching plot does however follow the familiar structure of a romcom in terms of story beats and pacing, but the angles are all quite different so it does feel fresh.

    Perhaps most importantly from a romcom, I found Bros to be actually very funny. It's the most I've laughed in the cinema for some time. I love how self-referential and meta it is at times, and the performances all elevated the script nicely.

    It is also great to see meaningful and not token representation on screen, which adds a really powerful layer to the film as well.

    Overall I think Bros is a big success. It's funny, charming, entertaining, and uplifting. What more could you want from a romcom?