Limited Theatrical Release – Identical twins Andy and Pete Goodwynn have always been there for each other. But in a cruel twist of fate-orchestrated by the town’s most powerful family-their lives are forever altered. Can the brothers gain vengeance on those who have taken away from them all that matters? While revenge may seem sweet, BROTHER’S KEEPER is a powerful reminder that only forgiveness can truly heal.
This is a powerful movie about forgiveness and redemption which is realistically portrayed. Two twin brothers, Pete and Andy, look alike but are quite different. Pete has a steady girlfriend named Maggie whom he plans to marry and he is intent on making the ministry his career. Andy, on the other hand, drinks and is single and has no interest in God. Pete and Maggie’s happiness ends one night at a dance when the local town big shot’s son, Gordon, makes a play for Maggie in the powder room and winds up killing her. Pete gets the blame but Andy takes the rap for it.
As the plot thickens, things reverse and it is Pete who winds up in jail although he is innocent and Andy who pursues the ministry. Ultimately the story focuses on forgiveness as Herbert Leemaster (Ray Wise) uses his power and money to frame Pete and Andy makes a decision to forgive him as well as Gordon.
The content is a bit strong in the violence arena as we get a glimpse of a man cutting his wrists and the pool of blood on the floor, in addition to a man being electrocuted and the blood running down from his eye. Also, a woman is smothered in the movie. Still, the redemption and forgiveness themes are mighty in this movie and with the rest of the content being much milder, we award this film our Dove “Faith-Based” Seal with a caution for violence.