"Brothers": emphasis on Jake Gyllenhaal

Gemma Arterton with Jake Gyllenhaal in Dastan: Yahoo! Behind the Scenes "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (2010).
Gemma Arterton in "Pirate Radio - The boat that rocked" (2009)

10. Pirate Radio (The Boat that Rocked in the UK)
– I love Richard Curtis. There's the opening sequence set to The Kinks’ All Day and All of the Night. The wedding sequence set to The Turtles’ Elenore. Young Carl’s sad sequence set to Leonard Cohen’s So Long Marianne. Those 3 scenes alone might be enough to put the movie on this list. Britain in the 60s has never been more warm, loving and inviting.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Sam Shephard in "Brothers" (2009).

3. Brothers – A great drama in a year of very few dramas. The best acted film of the year, with particular emphasis on Jake Gyllenhaal who is becoming one of the finest actors we have. Three fascinating characters, great dialogue, tasteful restraint, and enormous power. Overlooked and underrated.
1. Inglourious Basterds – I’ve written a lot about this one. It’s special in a time where a lot of movies aren’t. A World War II Nazi thriller comedy is the best movie of the year. I have never nor will probably ever see another movie like it. I have to mention Christoph Waltz again as the Jew Hunter Col. Hans Landa. It’s a legendary character and performance written with such joy by Quentin Tarantino. He wrote the best screenplay of the year.
Source: rolandchang.blogspot.com

"Jake Gyllenhaal in my opinion is a very underrated actor who usually gives really good performances even if the movie isn’t that great. He continues the trend of delivering on the screen with this role. The whole cast seemed to gel really good on the screen and Jake and Tobey showed a lot of emotion and rivalry that you feel in real brotherhood". Source: www.moviefilmreview.com

Scene from "Brothers" in the kitchen, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Sam Shepard.