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R | | Comedy | 7 November 2008 (USA)
Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

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Danny and Wheeler, well into their 30s, lack something: Danny feels stuck; he's sour and has driven away his terrific girlfriend. Wheeler chases any skirt he sees for empty sex. When they get in a fight with a tow-truck driver, they choose community service over jail and are assigned to be big brothers - Danny to Augie, a geek who loves to LARP (Live Action Role Play), and Wheeler to Ronnie, a pint-size foul-mouthed kid. After a rocky start, things start to go well until both Danny and Wheeler make big mistakes. Can the two men figure out how to change enough to be role models to the boys? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're about to get more than they plea-bargained for. See more »

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, strong language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,167,085 (USA) (7 November 2008)

Gross:

$67,266,300 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Trivia

Before Danny proposes, Wheeler tells him that they have to be at Blue Valley Middle School. Blue Valley is the name of the actual middle school that Paul Rudd attended in Overland Park, Kansas. See more »

Goofs

When Danny and Wheeler drop the littles of for the first time in Wheelers car the glass in the small window in front of the wing mirrors appears and disappears throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Danny: God dammit Ronnie!
Ronnie Shields: What? Because I'm black you think I did it?
Danny: No, because you did it is why I think you did it.
[Ronnie jumps on tent pole]
Danny: Let me tell you something, I am not your big, but I'll hit you. I will hit a child. I've never done that before, but I will punch you in the face.
Ronnie Shields: Let's dance, Ben Affleck!
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the end credits, we cut back to Gayle Sweeny repeating her suggestive use of a hot-dog toward Jim Stansel (continuously pushes the end out of its bun while he sticks it back in). See more »

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References Wet Hot American Summer (2001) See more »

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Written by Peter Criss, Robert Ezrin (as Bob Ezrin) and Stanley Penridge
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Very funny and touching, too!
28 October 2008 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Just saw this tonight at an advance screening. It was very funny, and warm hearted. I suppose the humor is often crude, but, hey. The natural dialog reminded me of Superbad and 40 Year Old Virgin. Paul Rudd has developed a deadpan style of improvisational humor that seems to work better and better the more movies he makes. Christopher Mintz-Plasse from Superbad and Robb'e J. Johnson are excellent as the kids. Jane Lynch brings her signature brand of demented free association to the role of the charity-addicted leader of a kids charity. If you liked Superbad, Pineapple Express and 40 Year Old Virgin, go! If you didn't; Dude, like, don't!


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