Brian and Charles



Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 584

science fiction

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July 07, 2022 at 06:42 AM


Top cast

Louise Brealey as Hazel
838.33 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
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Reviewed by msbreviews 8 / 10

Brian and Charles will definitely end up as one of the most endearing, funniest, feel-good stories of the whole year.

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"Brian and Charles will definitely end up as one of the most endearing, funniest, feel-good stories of the whole year. Jim Archer takes David Earl and Chris Hayward's original screenplay and uses their extraordinary, amusing performances to bring to life a narrative about true friendship and authentic human connections.

The light humor consistently forces the audience to let go of strong, loud laughs, either through genuinely hilarious interactions between the two protagonists or using physical comedy and brilliant song selection.

It may not be never-seen-before content or as inventive as expected, but it manages to deliver a memorable, entertaining, heartfelt story with beautiful messages.

A must-watch!"

Rating: A-

Reviewed by Quinoa1984 7 / 10

Picture if Bill Fotsyth adapted an unreleased Asimov story

Brian and Charles, despite the science fiction vibe that would seem evident from it's premise, is really a wholly gentle semi-fantasy (with a very loose documentary framing that comes and goes as it pleases) about what ups downs come to becoming a parent.

The analogy is up front and obvious, right down to Charles creating child-like drawings of his slightly eccentric creator Brian and his cabbages, and then into his, ahem, "teenage" years where he locks himself in his room to mope and listen to loud heavy metal when Brian won't let him outside. It's also about how sometimes you just can't let the bullies of the world push you around anymore and using one's imagination is the only salvation.

That makes it sound potentially heavier than this all is, when in reality Jim Asher in his debut has crafted a light comedy that could be appealing to families (or ones that aren't averse to Welsh accents and dreary rural backdrops), and it's often quite funny, mostly early on as we get to learn who Brian is and how he's just constantly inventing and creating this and that (the town bully's daughters want Brian to make them the same Pine-Cone tote bag he's made, because who wouldn't want one I guess), but also how deadpan Charles is when making his demands to go see this or that or create his Hawaiian costume to go off to Honolulu.

Again, nothing about how this unfolds matters much for the seeming sci-fi trappings, and that's actually fine: I'd prefer if it's going to be about the characters and how they grow and bond with each other for that to be genuine, and Brian and Charles is certainly that. I mentioned the docu-style set up, and why exactly this crew is following this man in this environment is hard to figure, and that plus the filmmakers using it or not using it depending on what the scene entails makes things a bit shaggy and inconsistent stylistically (ie how there are good two-camera set ups often enough to not miss anything, or when things are leading to the climactic showdown between Brian and Eddy). And if you think more deeply about other implications, like what Eddy and his bully family want to do with Charles, it could be questionable.

But if you're just watching for this little idiosyncratic world, it's a sweet story that brings you along that is anchored especially by the appealing performances of David Earl (with those perpetually kind eyes and perfectly but pleasantly shlubby countenance) and Chris Hayward (coming for Anthony Daniels crown for best uptight british android voice), who also wrote the piece. It's the movie equivalent of a nice slice of pie, and sometimes that's all I want.

Reviewed by rannynm 8 / 10

All The Quintessential Elements Of A Perfect Friendship Film

The film Brian and Charles has all the quintessential elements of a perfect friendship film. Director Jim Archer makes his feature debut in this quirky British comedy in which an eclectic cast does a spectacular job demonstrating the very real ebbs and flows of true companionship. Despite some significantly low moments in their friendship, including an explosive argument, Brian and Charles remind us that true friendship never dies; it only strengthens through adversity.

Brian and Charles' friendship has an unconventional origin. Brian (David Earl) is an isolated inventor in Wales who specializes in weird inventions. Despite his passion, his interventions often flop. Driven by depression and loneliness, Brian builds a robot using a washing machine and spare parts lying around his home. Charles is clunky yet charming. He is obsessed with cabbage, uses the dictionary to learn English, and loves socializing, dancing, and adventures.

In this film, Brian, played by David Earl, has finally invented the cure for his loneliness. What he doesn't anticipate is that Charles, played by Chris Hayward, is much more of a free spirit than he is. Despite their dance parties, pillow fights, and mutual love for cabbage, Charles deeply desires to see the world, while Charles is content with a quaint and straightforward life in Wales. One of my favorite parts of the film was watching Charles dance in a hula skirt and beg to go to Honolulu. Their competing wishes ultimately become the source of tension in their friendship. While the film centers on Brian and Charles, Louise Brealey's performance as Hazel, Brian's love interest, is worth mentioning. Their awkward yet sweet interactions between her and Brian give the film comedic relief.

Brian and Charles reminds us that sometimes "friend" is actually another word for family, and sometimes loving someone means letting them go. Brian and Charles' friendship survived heated disagreements, conflicting visions, and even a kidnapping. But, ultimately, they proved that the love would never fade no matter the distance between them.

I give Brian and Charles 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 to18, plus adults. Brian and Charles releases in theaters June 17, 2022.

By Hanadie K., KIDS FIRST!

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