|Genre: Drama, Comedy, Marriage, Buddies, Urban|
Tagline: Refusing To Exhale
Plot: Dubbed "Refusing to Exhale" by director Gary Hardwick, "The Brothers" traces the hilarious journey of four African-American men as they take on love, sex, friendship and two of life's most terrifying prospects -- honesty and commitment.
Smart, successful and sexy, Jackson Smith (Morris Chestnut), Brian Palmer (Bill Bellamy), Derrick West (D.L. Hughley) and Terry White (Shemar Moore) are "The Brothers" -- lifelong friends banded together to weather love's innate terrors and occasional triumphs in this brazenly comic yet painfully true exploration of the battle between the sexes. Amidst the career track, basketball and bar hopping, "The Brothers" love women, as many as possible, but shocking revelation tests the foursome's friendship and changes their dating habits forever.
The foursome begin the story with an emergency meeting at their local bar: reformed playboy Terry has decided to tie the knot. The rest of the gang use Terry's frightening news as a leaping off point to work through their own romantic troubles. Jackson, the gang's resident pediatrician, is desperate for intimacy but terrified of commitment. Meeting attractive, available Denise (Gabrielle Union) only complicates matters further, particularly when a secret about her past is revealed. Derrick still
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