My Blind Brother

My Blind Brother ★★★½

The beauty of Sophie Goodhart's "My Blind Brother" is that it isn't the jet-black megadose of cringe comedy that anyone else might spin from the same premise. This is a story that has all the makings of a Todd Solondz movie, and — in the early going — it often feels like it's on the verge of becoming one. But Goodhart, who's been preparing for this debut feature since her short of the same name played at Cannes in 2003, isn't interested in anything so savage and cynical. On the contrary, she's reached into the darkness and returned with a deeply humane and frequently hilarious comedy that laughs at the fine line between kindness and pity.


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