‘Half Brothers’ is a 2020 comedy that just came to DVD earlier this month, it stars Luis Gerardo Mendez (Charlie’s Angels), Connor Del Rio (This Isn’t Working), and Juan Pablo Espinosa (Narcos). A staunchly Mexican aviation executive finds out he has a half brother in America, from his dad who he hasn’t seen since he was a young boy. The two go on a road trip together to find out the story of their recently deceased dad.
I remember when this movie was in theaters, it looked hilarious. Unfortunately, it didn’t stay in theaters long in my area, so I checked it out from Redbox last week. This movie is mismarketed, it’s marketed as a comedy, but it’s more of a drama. All the funny parts are in the trailer and that’s about it, the rest of the movie tries to tug at your heart strings. It’s a good story and the acting is good, it’s just different than what it portrays. The whole movie revolves, and explains why the dad never returns to Mexico to his family, after starting another family in America. Even with everything it explains, I still think he could have returned to Mexico, but then we wouldn’t a movie now would we. I give it a 6/10, not a bad movie, but not the comedy that was expected.