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The Two Mr Kissels

The Two Mr Kissels

Ed Bianchi (2008)

86min
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Review

Our Score
Secrets, lies and resentments destroy the affluent lives of two businessmen brothers in this undynamic true-crime melodrama. Rushed and episodic, the sketchy TV movie turns a fascinating rise-and-fall story into a dull time-waster, in which many juicy events are talked about but never shown. Ineffective performances compound the poor script and atmospherically uneven direction, with neither John Stamos nor Anson Mount bringing any depth to their two-dimensional, titular characters, whose greed and materialism resulted in tragedy. Consequently, it's left to Mount's money-grabbing screen wife (The Mentalist's Robin Tunney) to add interest and focus: her almost comic callousness providing the film's highlight, when she finally decides to brutally end her disintegrating marriage.

Summary

Two multimillionaire brothers are found dead in mysterious circumstances. The events that brought them to this point are recounted, revealing a story of lifelong sibling rivalry, as the brothers go from competing for their father's love to isolating themselves from those around them in the pursuit of wealth and power. Fact-based drama, with John Stamos, Anson Mount and Robin Tunney.

Cast & Crew

Andrew Kissel John Stamos
Nancy Kissel Robin Tunney
Robert Kissel Anson Mount
Hayley Wolff Gretchen Egolf
Bill Kissel Chuck Shamata
Michael Del Priore Vincent Walsh
Juan Castillo Carlos Gonzalez-Vio
Jane Kissel Olivia Palenstein
Director Ed Bianchi
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Other Information

Language: English Colour

Drama

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