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      Brothers of the Head

      R 2005 1 hr. 30 min. Comedy LGBTQ+ List
      70% 69 Reviews Tomatometer 66% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Untalented but charismatic, conjoined twins Barry (Harry Treadaway) and Tom (Luke Treadaway) Howe become rock stars in 1970s England, until the usual perils of fame -- drugs, alcohol and women -- create dissension. File footage and interviews chronicle the brothers' rise and fall. Read More Read Less
      Brothers of the Head

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      As bizarre as it is, this mockumentary about a pair of conjoined rockers is surprisingly poignant and filled with authentic period details.

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      dave s Brothers of the Head, a fictional account told in documentary format, follows the Howe brothers (Harry and Luke Treadaway), conjoined twins who, despite being horribly exploited, rise to fame in the punk rock scene of the mid-1970's. Equal parts inspiring and tragic, Brothers of the Head feels real thanks to the performances of the Treadaway brothers and the various formats used in the shooting of the ‘documentary'. Squeamish or sensitive viewers, as well as haters of punk rock, may be in for a rough ride as the film is unflinching in its depiction of the rise and fall of the young brothers, but those who stick it out will be rewarded with a vivid glimpse into a relationship between siblings that is both supportive and destructive. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review simon d a pretty convincing mockumentary, I started to suspect that this wasn't real when I thought I recongnised a few English B actors but when the footage from the 70's was as clean as it was, it was obvious. The film, however is still damn good. It's a story of siamese twins who form a punk band. It's an emotional rollercoaster that gets pretty deep and twisted. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member An indy flick filled with rage, passion and raw energy. Nothing too crazy but an ok film about two brothers attached from birth, going into a rock n' roll career and somehow sinking into madness, excess & lust. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Great movie about a topic that is very different from what you would expect of a rock movie. Massive performances by the twins. It takes a lot of guts to touch your brothers tongue on film with your own. WOW! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Very slackly paced, which I think can be attributed to the (ill-advised) documentary structure, and which makes this story not exactly compelling. It doesn't cohere as a whole, but there are good scenes, good acting, especially from the two leads, and I liked the songs. Watch it for the musical performances. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Told in faux-documentary style, this story of cojoined twin brothers and their music world rise, was at times surreal, tragic. Great early punk style soundtrack which features prominently in the film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Ansen Newsweek The twins are played by 19-year-old real-life brothers Luke and Harry Treadaway. They're sexy, touching and macabre, and you can't keep your eyes off them. Feb 7, 2018 Full Review Patrick Peters Empire Magazine Despite the odd moment of visual bravura, this mockumentary is too aware of its own satirical daring. Consequently, it's never as dark, dangerous or amusing as it thinks. Rated: 2/5 Oct 6, 2006 Full Review Dave Calhoun Time Out The credible feel of this film-within-the-film remains an achievement; it's neither mocking nor parodic and nearly always deadly serious. Oct 5, 2006 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com "Lost In La Mancha" directors Louis Pepe and Keith Fulton take a flailing mockumentary shot at a convoluted narrative about a pair of conjoined twins-turned-punk-rock-duo. Rated: C- Apr 21, 2009 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film Rated: 5/5 Dec 7, 2007 Full Review Jason Gorber Film Scouts A punk Siamese-twins mock-biopic. Interested? File this one in the "could have sucked but didn't" drawer, these guys have crafted a pretty special film. Rated: B+ Jun 21, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Untalented but charismatic, conjoined twins Barry (Harry Treadaway) and Tom (Luke Treadaway) Howe become rock stars in 1970s England, until the usual perils of fame -- drugs, alcohol and women -- create dissension. File footage and interviews chronicle the brothers' rise and fall.
      Director
      Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
      Executive Producer
      Peter Carlton, Tessa Ross, Kate Ogborn
      Screenwriter
      Tony Grisoni
      Production Co
      Potboiler Productions
      Rating
      R (Drug Use|Sexuality|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Jul 28, 2006
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 23, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $45.0K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital