MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 976 this week

The Brothers Solomon (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  7 September 2007 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 8,637 users   Metascore: 32/100
Reviews: 46 user | 50 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 30 Sep 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 05 Nov 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 11 Aug 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Brothers Solomon (2007)

The Brothers Solomon (2007) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Brothers Solomon.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hot Rod (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.

Director: Akiva Schaffer
Stars: Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane
Role Models (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Director: David Wain
Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks
Step Brothers (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents get married.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An inept karate instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow karate enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.

Director: Jody Hill
Stars: Danny McBride, Ben Best, Mary Jane Bostic
Old School (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell
Beerfest (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.

Director: Steven Brill
Stars: Owen Wilson, Josh Peck, Alex Frost
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

Director: Neal Brennan
Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, David Koechner
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis
Superbad (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.

Director: Jesse Peretz
Stars: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel
Grandma's Boy (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A 35 year old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.

Director: Nicholaus Goossen
Stars: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Dr. Wong (as Charles Chun)
...
...
...
Susanne Wright ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

phd | neighbor | antarctica | pregnancy | coma | See more »

Taglines:

They want to put a baby in you.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les frères Solomon  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$900,926 (USA) (21 September 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Will Forte had a piece of boiled okra in his mouth to create the drool during the kissing scene. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the brothers are trying to protect themselves from the boyfriend, Dean grabs a fireplace broom and holds it bristle end up. But every time they show the boyfriend over the shoulders of the brothers, the handle of the broom is on top rather than the bristles. See more »

Quotes

Dean Solomon: She's not into you. Can't you see that?
John Solomon: You're just jealous of what we have.
Dean Solomon: Jealous of what you have? I already have what you have: nothing.
See more »

Connections

References Finding Forrester (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
Written by Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins
Performed by The Flaming Lips
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Brothers Solomon Movie Review
23 December 2007 | by (www.GoneWithTheTwins.com) – See all my reviews

The unequivocal epitome of absurdity, The Brothers Solomon is equal parts stunning hilarity and eyebrow-raising ridiculousness. With a mind-bogglingly offbeat sense of "Dumb and Dumber" humor, this film introduces such sustained socially-inept insanity by its unpredictably bizarre lead characters that it is constantly difficult to predict where it's all going. Despite the berserk brothers' insensibilities, this madcap farce manages to be entertaining and different from the recent slew of R-rated comedies.

When their father lapses into a coma and Dean (Will Forte) and John (Will Arnett) Solomon learn that his only regret was not seeing a grandchild, the two brothers determine to acquire one no matter what the cost. After the romantically (and socially) inept twosome fail at wooing a mate to bear their child, they turn to other means of conception… Initially The Brothers Solomon appears to be an even wackier and more ludicrous version of "Dumb and Dumber", with a goofy duo of misfits who lack all cognitive thought processes. Early on, the film even steals a joke from the Farrelly Brothers' comedy, which is a huge mistake considering how widely recognized Harry and Lloyd's dialogue has become. But after the initial letdown, The Brother Solomon redeems itself with a nonstop barrage of hilariously awkward slapstick and unpredictable kookiness.

Like Steve and Doug Butabi from "A Night at the Roxbury", the Solomons never let their spirits down, as if they're completely oblivious to their unwieldy social shortcomings. Their chipper attitude remains constant, even when they disagree, and it casts a bizarre sense of satisfaction straight through to the moronic conclusion. To say that the events in the film are even remotely believable or sensible would be a gross exaggeration, yet one has to appreciate the inane degree of preposterousness the film achieves with its extremely over-the-top comedy.

From picking out a pornographic magazine at a sperm bank (they struggle over a copy of Indigenous Weekly), to a candlelit hallway dinner, to "kickass" parenting training involving hiding and mistreating baby dolls, to stalking children at a playground, the absurd gimmicks and slapstick the brothers employ is surprisingly entertaining. The entire film tests the limits to which imbecilic comedy can be pushed, and once that line is crossed, they continue forward into unknown territories of illogicality. Puppetry-based sex training and friendship-simulation aside, The Brothers Solomon is utterly pointless and largely trivial, and yet somehow the all new lows of intelligence make for an unusually high amount of laughs.

Reaching unforeseen heights in creative absurdity and comedic eccentricity, The Brothers Solomon appears uninhibited by stereotypical comedy output. The humor on display is a seldom seen blend of disturbing mockery and playful stupidity that is ultimately hit or miss. But when it succeeds, it does so with masterful relish creating simultaneous shock and laugh-out-loud silliness. Airplane banners, pedophilia, and infant abuse never looked so funny.

  • Mike and Joel Massie



23 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I am dumber for having watched this movie. alisadon-1
So if it was $50 a letter... William_Pahllace
Funniest opening credits ever! famourt
I'm probably missing something obvious but... yolate
I would've scored this film a 9 if... answerguy19
so stupid it's funny. amyelizabethyo
Discuss The Brothers Solomon (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page