Brothers’ Nest is one of those hidden gems that is sure to gain a cult following. Be warned, it’s not for the faint of heart- it’s violently dark and darkly funny.
What’s it about? Terry and Jeff are plotting their step-father’s demise as he is set to acquire their mother’s house once she passes from terminal cancer. There’s dark underlying humor that occurs as the two work on Jeff’s to-do list for the murder. Jeff is a bit anal retentive and thinks Rodger has done him wrong, while Terry isn’t fully convinced but follows his brother anyways, resulting in problems along the way. As the film progresses, it spirals into a tunnel of darkness that works. The majority of the movie takes place inside their childhood home. The emotional scenes are done in a way that is touching and sad, but never sappy. The disturbing scenes, well, they are disturbing. There are a couple things left unanswered but in the grand scheme, it doesn’t matter (you learn just enough to fill in the blanks or make your own assumptions). The cast was fantastic.
Overall I highly recommend. I doubt this will win points with the average movie watcher, but you should def give it a chance.
“Ice junkies seem to have a thing for box cutters.”
“It’s just family sh*t”.
“Like the Romans.”
Parental guidance/trigger warnings: Due to spoilers, leaving it at it contains mature themes, violence, and disturbing scenes. You’ve been warned.