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The Brothers Solomon (2007)

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

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They want to put a baby in you.

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Comedy

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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)

Gross:

$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 »

Goofs

When the brother's mention that they were raised in the Arctic, a line of text appears on screen that reads "0 degrees Latitude / 0 degrees Longitutde", but that is incorrect; the North Pole is at 90 degrees Latitude, while the Equator is at 0 degrees Latitude. See more »

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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.
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References Finding Forrester (2000) See more »

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Almost Paradise
Written by Eric Carmen and Dean Pitchford
Performed by Ann Wilson & Mike Reno
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Awkwardness as Anxiety
13 January 2009 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A popular comedy formula is to replace the expected tone of a story with another one. The Monty Python Troupe excelled at this by making everyday mundane situation outrageously ridiculous or vice versa or pretty much any other bizarre switcheroo that you can think of. "The Brothers Solomon" takes anxiety from one of the big steps on life, having a baby, and replaces it with some serious awkwardness.

The titular characters, two brothers who were raised in the North Pole away from civilization and are therefore socially inept try to find a surrogate mother and give their father his last wish: a grandchild. The father is in a coma so the two bumbling brothers, John and Dean, are out in their own. The result is wonderfully... well, awkward. From finding the woman to be their surrogate mother to figuring out how to impregnate her, from arguments at the sperm bank to all the way to baby training and every step in between is hilariously quirky - "Should we put locks on the locks in case the baby learns the combinations?" It is a sense of humor that will not please everyone, since the protagonists are funny not because they snap funny lines and manage to do impossible things (like Bugs Bunny surviving a long fall) but because they can't do anything right. Yet this redundancy of wrong doing is never redundant here, but rather it becomes the movie's very enjoyable quirky theme. And that's what a good comedy needs. --- 8/10

BsCDb Classification: 13+ --- profanity, crude content


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