In amongst all the horror movies coming out at the moment, you might want to get away from ghosts and monsters and instead watch something a bit more light-hearted, like maybe The Banshees of Inisherin or perhaps the upcoming Bros. Director Nicholas Stoller, known for comedies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him To The Greek and Neighbours, helms this romcom co-written by him and Billy Eichner (Parks and Recreation, Bob’s Burgers).

It’s one of the first gay romcoms from a major US studio (Universal Pictures), and following its release a few weeks ago in North America, is set to arrive in UK cinemas on 29th October.

Bros centres around “two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy.” Bobby is a podcast host and is happily and proudly single, content to go on dates and not have a serious relationship with anyone. However, he crosses paths with Aaron, a similarly single lawyer who initially doesn’t seem to be interested in Bobby, despite flirting with each other. But things change as the two of them open up to each other and become more and more drawn to one another.

The film is self-aware and comments on LGBTQ+ representation and experiences, with Eichner saying “what I wanted most of all was to make an authentic, hilarious, and heartfelt film about what it’s like to be a single adult gay man attempting a relationship in 2022.”

The film also features an openly LGBTQ+ main cast, playing a mixture of queer and straight roles. Eichner himself plays Bobby, while Luke Macfarlane (Brother & Sisters, Mercy Stree) plays Aaron.

Ts Madison (Zola, Rupaul’s Drag Race) plays Angela, Monica Raymund (The Good Wife, Chicago Fire) plays Tina and Guillermo Díaz (Scandal, Girls) plays Edgar. Comedians Amy Schumer, Ben Stiller, Seth Myers, and Kenan Thompson also make cameo appearances in the film.

Bros first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and has since release gotten good reviews from critics for its humour and as a step forward in representation. It’ll be released in UK cinemas on 29th October, and on streaming later this year.

Bros releases in UK cinemas on 29th October


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