“Frat Brothers” just feels like every other college movie. There’s the drama, the parties, the stupid friends, and everything else you’d expect. Of course, this has more modern references. One guy gets attracted by some girl who’s “twerking” at a house party. After that, I tried to pay attention to what was going on, but that moment just shut me off from the rest of the film.
It could have been because “twerking” has been all over the news as of late – thanks to Miley Cyrus. And every time I hear it, I go somewhere else. And there wasn’t really any moment that reached out and grabbed me here, even though I tried to find something to like about it.
Kyle (Mishon Ratliff) comes from a family of Delta Gamma Gamma members (his brother and his father). But when he gets ready to join a fraternity, he decides that he doesn’t want to be follow in his family’s footsteps; he wants to join another frat. Of course, this shocks everyone, and it irritates his father.
“Frat Brothers” doesn’t bring anything new or interesting to the table. It feels like every other coming-of-age drama that is set in college. There’s never a moment of great laughter or cheer for any of the characters. The acting is very stale, and the story is very formulaic. But the ending does feature some neat dance moves, so I’ll give it props for that. However, it takes 90 minutes or so to reach that moment, and all the stuff leading up to it isn’t worth it. Kyle gets a girlfriend; they fight; he suspects her of cheating; and they break up over a game of “Never have I ever.” Well, never should you ever seek out this movie.
“Frat Brothers” is available on DVD on Oct. 8.