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Bros Before Hos

International Premiere
  • Netherlands
  • 2013
  • 87 mins
  • DCP
  • Dutch
  • English (subtitles)
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The directorial duo of Steffen Haars and Flip Van der Kuil (NEW KIDS) are back with their romantic comedy BROS BEFORE HOS, and have no fear, these kids haven’t lost their comedic bite!

Following the awful breakup of their parents’ marriage, two brothers, Max (Tim Haars) and Jules (Daniël Arends) seal a pact that neither shall ever enter into a serious relationship with a woman. They live their bachelor lives at 100 miles an hour — parties, booze and sex every night. Everything’s going smooth as silk until Max meets Anna (Sylvia Hoeks). Unfortunately, his brother Jules already has his eye on her. Max makes no big deal of it, but when Anna returns night after night, it starts to become clear that Jules has lost sight of their agreement. What’s more, Max himself is feeling drawn to Anna. Can their bromance survive this romantic triangle?

If you expect that BROS BEFORE HOS will be your run-on-the-mill romantic comedy, you don’t know what the duo in the driver’s seat are capable of! Steffen and Flip deliver the same marvelously immature humour they displayed in the hilarious NEW KIDS movies, staying strictly behind the camera to make room for their friend and loyal collaborator Tim Haars (NEW KIDS NITRO), who delivers a sterling performance. He successfully combines comedy and sensitivity, and creates a character both endearing and absurd, fitting right into the picture here. Daniël Arends and Henry van Loon add exptra kick to the comedic hot sauce the movie serves up. Together the cast is riotous, and often right on the edge of good taste. The shock-tastic laughs and pop-culture riffs are carried over from earlier work, but there’s a refreshing touch of romance here too, thanks most evidently to Sylvia Hoeks. Easily the comic equal of her comrades, she injects a feminine touch into proceedings in dire need of it!

BROS BEFORE HOS is unquestionably as funny and as vulgar as its forebears. Its creators have but one goal: to make you laugh for 90 minutes straight, with the wildest comedy of recent vintage!

— Éric S. Boisvert