Offering its take on how sibling dynamics change as people grow older, Brother of the Year leaves viewers with conflicting emotions as the movie wraps up. This family dramedy (drama + comedy) turns in one of Sunny Suwanmethanon’s best performances to date playing half of the sibling duo at the heart of the story. He is both funny and annoying, a fact that isn’t lost on the people around him and the viewers. His equally engaging co-star, Yaya Sperbund, is a delight to watch as the feisty younger sister struggling to keep it all together.
Blood is thicker than water?
Growing up, Chut and Jane have always had a complicated relationship as siblings. He was the screw up, she was the perfect one. While they both resented each other’s annoying traits, it unknowingly fostered an interdependent relationship. Moji’s entry into the equation forces Jane to re-examine how far she’ll continue to enable her brother’s emotional insecurity and sets into motion the true test to their bond as siblings.
A penny for our thoughts…
Having lost our brother six years ago, it’s hard to imagine years of estrangement from a sibling. My sister is the only one I have now and as grown-ups, we make it a point not to let a misunderstanding pass without talking it out. I suppose it’s different with a brother? Mine had his own affairs we weren’t privy to when he was still alive.
That said, my main takeaway from this film is having an open communication line with your loved ones. It helps foster honesty and no one is left second-guessing their worth as an individual.