Bros [2022] – Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane


Bros, at its core, is an interesting movie with a lot of social commentary. Yet, I couldn’t get over how annoying Billy Eichner’s performance was.

First things first, yes, Bros marks a step forward in rom-com representation, but it also leaves a lot of folks behind. But that’s not what I want to talk about here.

At its core, the movie is about two gay guys finding love around their forties. While getting to know them, we, the viewers, get bombarded by an ever anxious and honestly stressful performance by Billy Eichner. I honestly started getting migraines around the end because of his performance. Bobby, the character Eichner is portraying, is a know-it-all LGBTQ activist who doesn’t let anyone else speak. He’s always right and everyone else is wrong. Even when he was on screen and not speaking, you could see the stress and his deep voice yelling at you through his eyes.

Eichner aside, and that’s a tricky thing to do since he’s writing, starring, and marketing the movie, Bros is lovely. Kudos to Luke Macfarlane being able to have an amazing performance full of chemistry and carve his own spotlight between Eichner’s extremely loud voice.

In addition, the movie comments on a LOT of the LGBTQ+ stereotypes, issues, and social life in general. From Grindr hookups, circuit parties, family, and societal traumas and PSTD, all the way to confidence, personality, and being comfortable in your own skin. I’m glad that we finally got to see that on the big screen.

Bros – Official Trailer
Should you watch it?

Bros wraps a social commentary about queer life in this decade in a romantic comedy that any queer man (especially white) would connect with. But they’ll have to get over a stressful performance by Eichner.

Where can I watch it?

Bros is now streaming on Crave in Canada.