Whether it's Planes, Trains, and Automobiles or Due Date, there's always another wrinkle to add to the concept of an uptight businessman taking a road trip with a loud free spirit. The promise of big laughs and heartfelt moments never goes away.
In Half Brothers, there's now an international take on the concept. Renato (Luis Gerardo Méndez) is a successful Mexican aviation executive who gets a call that the father who left when he was a kid is gravely ill. So he flies to the United States to reunite with his dad, only to learn he's got a screw-up half brother named Asher (Connor Del Rio). Of course, their father wants them to take a road trip to bond, and of course, there's a scavenger hunt for them to learn all the secrets he kept from both his sons.
Aside from Never Rarely Sometimes Always, this is right in line with the lighter slate Focus Features has had this year, which included Emma, The High Note and Irresistible. And lord knows we could all use some more laughs in 2020.
Half Brothers will have a limited release beginning December 4.