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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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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Les frères Solomon  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$900,926 (USA) (21 September 2007)
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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 »

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The doctor mistakingly calls Dean "Will". Will Forte is the actor, but his character's name is Dean Solomon. See more »

Quotes

Dean Solomon: I gotta be honest, Erica. I'm really feeling a connection here. I mean, you're beautiful, impeccable dresser... great personality, nice hair, fat, great smile, smell good. Have you ever heard of the phrase "More cushion for the pushin"'?
Erica: Yeah, why?
Dean Solomon: Because you got it, lady.
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St. Elmo's Fire
Written by David Foster and John Parr
Performed by John Parr
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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9 March 2008 | by (The Orchestra) – See all my reviews

If you find the opening credits funny, then you will love this wonderfully absurd film. Of course, if you're not in touch with your inner idiot, you will be bewildered and ask "Why is this funny?"

Like Charlie says in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory "candy doesn't have to have a point." This is a film that revels in its oddball stupidity.

Will Arnett is funny for me simply by his facial expressions and tone of voice (I often quote "Michael. Selfish, selfish Michael" in my head.) Will Forte (who also wrote) is adept at twisting audience's expectations, the two Solomon brothers completely unaware of their actions. Kirsten Wiig, a superb comedy actress, is in a relatively straighter role here, but still pulls it off well.

In short, if you want wit and sophistication, watch Robert Altman's The Player. If you want depth and moral ambiguity, watch Fight Club or A Clockwork Orange.

If you just want to amuse yourself laughing at idiots, this film will please no end.


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