A Brother's Kiss
A Brother's Kiss ★★ 1997 (R)
Growing up in an East Harlem neighborhood with an alcoholic mother (Moriarty), two brothers are set on different paths that strain their brotherly love. Lex (Chinlund) is a never-was exbasketball player with a bad marriage and an even worse drug problem. Mick (Raynor) is a tightly wound, obsessive, and sexually dysfunctional cop. Both of their problems stem from a childhood trauma that neither is able or willing to discuss with the other. Starts out strong but runs out of energy by the second half. Expanded from a one-act play by director Rosenfeld. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Nichomediolas Chinlund, Michael Raynor, Justin Pierce, Cathy Moriarty, Rosie Perez, Marisa Tomei, Joshua Danowsky, John Leguizamo, Michael Rapaport, Frank Minucci, Adrian Pasdar; D: Seth Zvi Rosenunfeld; W: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld; C: Fortunato Procopio; M: Frank London.