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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

Paul McCartney impersonator Joey Curatolo provides the vocal for the fictional Denny Laine song 'Love Take Me Down to the Streets', which we hear during the closing credits. See more »

Goofs

When Wheeler and Danny walk off the elevator at their office, another man walks in front of the elevator and pushes the button. There is no button on the wall where he pressed it. See more »

Quotes

Gayle Sweeny: You know what I used to have for breakfast? Cocaine. Know what I had for lunch? Cocaine.
Wheeler: What did you have for dinner?
Danny: Was it cocaine?
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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 Shrek (2001) See more »

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Danny Boy
Written by Frederick Edward Weatherly (as Weatherly), Samuels
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Yes it is funny
3 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a comedy this movie delivers. I review movies for my part time job and after seeing 10+ movies a week, you get pretty numb to most of the stuff out there. This is one of the few comedies I've laughed out loud at in a while. There are lots of funny scenes throughout that kept me laughing the entire movie, instead of most comedies that just have lots of hit and miss scenes. This is up there Adam McKay's stuff, and better than most Happy Madison films.

Many people have given this movie a bad review/rating based on its lack of story. Um sorry to break the news to you, but comedies are about one thing - humor. The story is only a background element to make a comedy, same as every other comedy out there. You rate a drama based on its story, not a comedy.


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