Expectations have been high for Billy Eichner’s upcoming LGBTQ+ rom-com brothersand that excitement has only grown since then the film received great comments after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Eichner wrote the script with director Nicholas Stoller and stars opposite Hallmark movie favorite Luke Macfarlane in the comedy that makes history with a main cast of openly LGBTQ+ actors. The reviews are in, so let’s see what the critics have to say about the rom-com ahead of its theatrical release on September 30.
Together with the two main lines, brothersfeatures tons of queer talent, including Bowen Yang, Harvey Fierstein, Guillermo Díaz, Dot-Marie Jones, and Ts Madison, so it sounds like there’s plenty of reason to be excited. The story revolves around Bobby Lieber (Billy Eichner), an unhappily in love podcaster who becomes involved with Aaron Shepard (Luke Macfarlane). So what time of rom-com disaster will follow? Let’s see what the critics have to say, starting with CinemaBlend’s review of brothers. Our very own Corey Chichizola rates the film 4 out of 5 stars, saying that the cast and screenplay together make for a thoroughly hilarious and heartfelt experience. He says: