The Brothers Solomon (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  7 September 2007 (USA)
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A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.



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John and Dean Solomon may have Ph.D.s, but they're socially inept after their widowed father home-schooled them in Antarctica. When their beloved dad falls into a coma, they hatch a plan to revive him using a positive emotional shock - giving him a grandchild. They find a surrogate mom through Craig's list - she's Janine, a penniless local musician, with a large, intimidating boyfriend, James. The pregnancy gives the Solomons nine months to learn to be parents. In a side story, John pursues Tara, a neighbor who takes care of their dad when John and Dean are out; but she has no interest in John. Can the boys keep Janine and James happy, keep dad alive, and learn to be dads? Written by <>

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They want to put a baby in you.



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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les frères Solomon  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$508,601 (USA) (7 September 2007)


$900,926 (USA) (21 September 2007)

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Did You Know?


The sky banner at the end of the movie would've cost the Solomon brothers $80,350. With a 6% sales tax, the total would've come to $85,171. See more »


In the scene at the North Pole, it shows land, there is no land at the North Pole. See more »


John Solomon: Do you have any pictures of the kids? Something that we can...
[points to picture of adoption agency representative's son]
John Solomon: Oh, Dean. How about that little guy?
Dean Solomon: No friggin' way! Under no circumstances. He's got like Bells Palsy or something.
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References Finding Forrester (2000) See more »


Almost Paradise
Written by Eric Carmen and Dean Pitchford
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A Ridiculous yet Funny Movie
23 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Brothers Solomon is one of those movies that is incredibly dumb and ridiculous, yet it turns out to be funny. This movie had it's moments when it was pretty funny and made itself a decent looking comedy, but at other points you were thinking 'why the hell would somebody write that.' The whole point is that John and Dean Solomon want to grant their dad's wish by having a grandchild for him. Will Arnett did a really funny job as always and I continue to like what he does, but this wasn't his best work by far. I think this movie is like a forgotten movie. I mean people won't be talking about The Brothers Solomon for the next twenty. I wouldn't go out on a limb to watch it, but if it was on and nothing else was, then I wouldn't change the channel.

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