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The MendRoutinely estranged brothers Mat and Alan are equally unhappy, but the former embraces chaos and rudeness while the latter conceals his discontent. With both their lives on a downhill slide, Mat and Alan are temporarily reunited as roommates, uneasily sharing a Harlem apartment.
Actors of "The Mend"
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Directors of "The Mend"John Magary
Creators of "The Mend"John Magary
Critic Reviews of "The Mend"Seattle TimesSeptember 10, 2015
"The Mend" meanders from situation to situation, turning itself in the process into a wallow of dysfunction. And a claustrophobic wallow at that.Chicago ReaderSeptember 10, 2015
Sharp dialogue and strong performances tumble around this ill-defined story like shoes in a dryer.Los Angeles TimesAugust 28, 2015
"The Mend," about a pair of oil-and-water brothers in free fall, is by turns opaque, harsh, self-aware, indulgent and wickedly funny. It's never dull, pummeling you with its prickly smarts.Time OutAugust 26, 2015
The Mend finds the truths that bind families together, but it knows that everyone has to hack their own path to get there.New York Magazine/VultureAugust 24, 2015
Takes what could have easily been a mundane tale of brotherly dysfunction and turns it into something abstract and electrifying.New YorkerAugust 24, 2015
Despite the willful worldliness of the high-stakes emotional games, the movie's downbeat street poetry devolves into moody clichés.The Film StageFebruary 22, 2016
It's a consistently wonderful, occasionally astonishing, deservedly moving piece of film craft layered on top of a screamingly funny screenplay.Madison MovieDecember 22, 2015
"It is a gloriously entertaining film that gives some terrific actors plenty to gnaw on. And they get unnervingly close to the bone."NOW TorontoOctober 01, 2015
The Mend feels raw and real, as though it's remaking the world in front of our eyes. You need to see this movie.Paste MagazineSeptember 22, 2015
The Mend is a refreshingly genuine film, fueled by infectious energy and the coarsest of humor.HeraldNet (Everett, WA)September 11, 2015
Say this for John Magary's indie drama: You can't predict where it's going from one moment to the next.Mark Reviews MoviesSeptember 11, 2015
If the characters' histories are subtle, Magary's technique is far from that.
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