Brothers, the Movie, With a Surprise Giveaway!

by Migdalia Rivera



Brothers starts today! The movie, rated “R”, stars Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal (hottie!) and  Natalie Portman.

Below is a brief synopsis:

BROTHERS tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters (Bailee Madison, Taylor Geare). Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who’s always gotten by on wit and charm. He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison, at Sam’s farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie (Mare Winningham) and Hank Cahill (Sam Shepard), a retired Marine.

Shipped out to Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead when his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains. At home in suburbia, the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void, and Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility for himself, Grace, and the children.

But Sam is not dead; he and a fellow soldier have been captured by Taliban fighters. In Afghanistan’s harsh, remote Pamir Mountains, Sam is subjected to traumas that threaten to rob him of his very humanity. At the same time that Sam’s sense of self is being destroyed overseas, Tommy’s self-image is strengthening at home. And in the grief and strangeness of their new lives, Grace and Tommy are naturally drawn together. Their longstanding frostiness dissolves, but both are frightened and ashamed of the mutual attraction that has replaced it.

When Sam unexpectedly returns to the States, a nervous mood settles over the family. Sam, uncharacteristically withdrawn and volatile, grows suspicious of his brother and his wife. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing the ultimate physical and mental challenge when they confront each other. In the shifting family dynamics, who will dominate? And how will the brothers come to terms with issues of love, loyalty, and manhood—and with the woman caught between them?

 You can also view the trailer below. FYI: Its intense.


Sounds like a movie to call home about? Of course, it does!  That’s why I’m happy to say that 25 people will be able to win, not one, but FOUR phone cards! The phone cards are each worth $3 dollars, which is about 2 hours of international call time. Perfect for holiday travels and stocking stuffers!


After viewing the trailer, tell me which part intrigued you the most!



1. Subscribe or follow my blog!  NOTE: If you subscribe by e-mail, you must validate your e-mail address.

2. Follow @MsLatina on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Include the hashtags #GIVEAWAY and #MSLATINA in your tweet.   One tweet per day till the giveaway ends, so go ahead tweet away!  

 3. Blog about the giveaway, linking back to this post.



GIVEAWAY ENDS December 12, 2009 at 11:59 P.M. EST

Giveaway is open to US residents only.


As always, I will use to select the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Also, don’t forget, in order for to count all of your entries a separate comment must be entered for each item that is completed. will not count it otherwise!

Disclosure: No compensation was given for the posting of this giveaway. I did it because the movie looks amazing!



If you decide to go, skip the box office lines and buy the movie tickets online at Fandango. Enjoy!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

1 Lisa December 4, 2009 at 11:35 am

My hubby is dying to see the movie. Looks pretty good.

2 calling cards December 4, 2009 at 12:08 pm

great fun contest. We just saw it on twitter and hopefully will try to donate for a future phone card giveaway

3 Katrina December 4, 2009 at 1:18 pm

That was intense. It is sad. The part that intrigues me the most is how the daughter reacts to her dad being home…
Now I want to see this movie

4 Katrina December 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm

I follow your blog

5 Niurka December 4, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I subscribe and follow u on twitter and momtv

6 Karen Medlin December 4, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Very Sad, the most intriguing is how a family deals with a family member presumed dead and comes back into their lives

7 Maureen December 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Wow, I really can’t wait to see this movie now after seeing the Trailer. I have to know what happens…
The little girls look like they play a major part of the movie as well..
I hope to see this over the weekend.
thanks for the chance
itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

8 Maureen December 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I subscribe via email
itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

9 Karen Medlin December 4, 2009 at 1:50 pm


10 Karen Medlin December 4, 2009 at 1:56 pm
11 Karen Medlin December 4, 2009 at 1:59 pm
12 Mommy Kennedy December 4, 2009 at 3:34 pm

ALL of it intrigued me! Whew! That was crazy!

The part that intrigued me the most was what happened to the brother overseas. Why did they not know he was still alive?

13 Mommy Kennedy December 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I subscribe by email!

14 Mommy Kennedy December 4, 2009 at 3:37 pm
15 Maya December 4, 2009 at 6:50 pm

This movie has Oscar written all over it! I love all 3 of the leads, and it’ll be interesting to see Tobey in something substantial (i.e. – not the Spiderman fluff). I think the dynamic with the father and his two daughters after he returns home is very interesting.

I’m crossing my fingers I win these cards because so much of my family lives in Brasil that it would be amazing to be able to make a surprise call to them!!!

16 Maya December 4, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I follow this blog on Google Followers

17 Maya December 4, 2009 at 6:53 pm

I follow you on Twitter (@MarfGirl) and I just tweeted about your giveaway

18 Jessie C. December 5, 2009 at 1:14 am

I really want to know how he survived and got back to his wife!

19 Jessie C. December 5, 2009 at 1:15 am

I’m a subscriber.

20 Jessie C. December 5, 2009 at 1:17 am
21 Jessie C. December 5, 2009 at 1:22 am
22 Karen Medlin December 5, 2009 at 10:56 am
23 Teen On Da Rise December 5, 2009 at 6:51 pm

The most intriguing thing to me was that they played such happy music after all of the hoopla with the family.

24 Teen On Da Rise December 5, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I subscribe through e-mail.

25 ShootingStarsMag December 5, 2009 at 10:51 pm

the part with the daughters is very interesting and sad. I saw this movie yesterday. SO SO GOOD

26 ShootingStarsMag December 5, 2009 at 10:51 pm

I follow and tweeted on twitter:

27 Leyla C December 6, 2009 at 10:51 am

WOW. This movie looks fantastic. I think the most intriguing part was when the two brothers are fighting because of his wife. She thought he was dead! How Sad!

28 Karen Medlin December 6, 2009 at 11:41 am
29 Heather! December 7, 2009 at 5:24 am

Wow! What intrigues me are the psychological effects and dynamics within the family, both before and after finding out the dude’s alive. Can you imagine?!


h4schaffer at gmail dot com

30 Heather! December 7, 2009 at 5:25 am

I follow on Google Connect.

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

31 Sabrina December 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I subscribe via email

32 Sabrina December 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Love action movies and this movies certainly seems to deliver lots of action. I’m interested to see where the loyalty lies in terms of the kids.

33 Karen Medlin December 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm
34 Michele P. December 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm

we love action, so the part that made me want to know more was when the brothers had a confrontation and he went nuts smashing stuff and then was getting into it with the police outside…made me wonder what on earth was going to happen next…

micaela6955 at msn dot com

35 Michele P. December 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm

email subscriber!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

36 Tatjana B. December 8, 2009 at 12:30 am

Once the brother that was dead comes home and finds out his wife had been with his brother

37 Karen Medlin December 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm
38 Karen Medlin December 9, 2009 at 12:03 pm
39 Karen Medlin December 10, 2009 at 11:08 am
40 Karen Medlin December 11, 2009 at 12:16 pm
41 Karen Medlin December 12, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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