My Blind Brother

2016 | USA | NR | 86 min.


Old Town Playhouse Wed, Jul 27, 2016 3:00 PM
Old Town Playhouse Fri, Jul 29, 2016 6:00 PM
Nauti-Cat Sat, Jul 30, 2016 9:30 PM
State Theatre Sun, Jul 31, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Narrative
Movies on a Boat
Release Year:2016
Runtime:86 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jenny Slate
Adam Scott
Zoe Kazan
Nick Kroll
Talia Tabin
Director:Sophie Goodhart
Produced by:Tyler Davidson
Will Rowbotham
Screenwriter:Sophie Goodhart
Cinematography:Eric Lin
Editing By:Jennifer Lee


Sophie Goodhart’s winning crowd-pleaser puts a refreshing female spin on the slacker-comedy genre that has been dominated by male filmmakers. Self-effacing softie Bill (Nick Kroll) has spent his life living in the shadow of his blind brother Robbie (Adam Scott), an over-achiever celebrated for his increasingly nutso athletic feats. But Bill sees something behind Robbie’s inspiring heroics that everyone else seems to miss: he’s actually a pompous, intolerable ass. Ever the also-ran, Bill doggedly stands by his brother, thanklessly assisting him even as his own life remains stuck in neutral. But when Bill falls for kindred spirit Rose (Jenny Slate), and a bizarre love triangle begins to develop, his listless existence is given a shot in the arm, and he must decide if he will finally stand up to Robbie, or let love pass him by. Blending biting cynicism with unabashed sweetness, this quirky romantic comedy about the merits of selfishness is a thoughtful comic delight.