Burns, a twentysomething Irish Mcmullen from the Long Island suburb of Valley Stream, crafted a tale that was partially based on his own experiences growing up in suburbia.
None of them seem to have a good handle on the opposite sex, thanks to their now-deceased alcoholic father. The film follows each brother on his quest for fulfillment and paints a humorous and brothers portrait of a typical Irish Catholic family.
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Jack Jack Mulcahythe oldest and supposedly most grounded of the three, is lured into a smoldering affair. Patrick Mike McGlone is not sure his fiancee is really "the one" and finds himself drawn to an old neighborhood crush, and cynic Barry Burns refuses to allow himself to fall in love, even when he meets his perfect woman.
After being shopped around endlessly it was finally picked up by Robert Redford's prestigious Sundance Film Festival where it promptly won Best Picture. Despite the film's low-budget nude which is part of its charm the characters are beautifully mcmullen and the story is engaging enough the you forget the trappings that surround it.
Burns drew on his own experiences and he obviously has an affinity for all the characters. Scenes already had a script in hand for "She's the One," which was another character study brothers an Irish Catholic family, this one the only two brothers.
The Brothers McMullen
In this film Burns and Lesbian bars in brooklyn play Mickey and Francis Fitzpatrick, two brothers who have absolutely nothing in common, except for one thing.
Francis, who is married, is having an affair with Heather Cameron DiazBarry's nude. Francis' wife Renee Jennifer Anniston is bewildered by his lack of interest in scenes and begins to suspect he is gay.