'The Brothers McMullen'

This 1995 film was written, directed by and starred 26-year-old Edward Burns (pictured) on less than a $25,000 budget. The vagaries of the heart is what "Brothers" is about, as well as the related questions of commitment, fidelity and the demands and benefits of family. Burns' native wit keeps things loose and natural, as does the pleasure at being exposed to an unexplored setting for romance. Maxine Bahns (pictured) also stars (HBO early Saturday at 5:05 a.m.).

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