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Writer (WGA):
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7 September 2007 (USA) See more »
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Will Arnett ... John Solomon

Will Forte ... Dean Solomon

Chi McBride ... James

Kristen Wiig ... Janine

Malin Akerman ... Tara

Lee Majors ... Ed Solomon
Michael Ormsby ... Young John Solomon

Ryan Wynott ... Young Dean Solomon

Bob Odenkirk ... Jim Treacher

Sam Lloyd ... Dr. Spencer

Charles Rahi Chun ... Dr. Wong (as Charles Chun)

Ryun Yu ... Dr. Wang

Bill Hader ... Recumbent Biker

Jenna Fischer ... Michelle
Susanne Wright ... Erica

Derek Waters ... Video Store Clerk
Chandler Hill ... Ron

Ashley Johnson ... Patricia

Brooke Bloom ... Grocery Shopper
Anna Becker ... Grocery Checker

Brian Scolaro ... Medical Delivery Guy

Anita Maria Taylor ... Video Store Customer

Nicole Randall Johnson ... Birthing Instructor

Stephanie Courtney ... Sara

Michael Naughton ... Husband #1
Steven Pierce ... Husband #2
Todd Farr ... Ken
Babara Perry ... Old Woman

Casey Wilson ... Fertility Clinic Worker (as Casey Rose Wilson)

Bruce Green ... Sleazy Guy

Hyla Matthews ... Jenny's Mom
Aly Carpenter ... Jenny

Eric Hoffman ... Cop
Jason Pardo ... New Dad

John Colton ... Older Gentleman
Fatma Dabo ... Tribal Woman
Rob McKittrick ... Man in the Street

Ginger Williams ... Lady with Buggy

Jesse Warren ... Brad

Andrew Friedman ... Nervous Dad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Duffy ... Street Guy pushing shopping kart (uncredited)
Dave Eveler ... Resident (uncredited)
Aidan Gonzales ... Baby in Newborn Nursery (uncredited)
Andrew Gonzales ... Newborn Nursery Baby (uncredited)

Mark Anthony Williams ... Janine's Co-Worker (uncredited)

Raymond T. Williams ... Janine's Co-Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Odenkirk 
Writing credits
Will Forte (written by)

Produced by
Matt Berenson .... producer
Paddy Cullen .... executive producer
Gail Laskowski .... co-producer
Caryn Mandabach .... executive producer
Michael Shear .... associate producer
Tom Werner .... producer
Original Music by
John Swihart 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt 
Film Editing by
Tracey Wadmore-Smith 
Casting by
Lisa Beach 
Sarah Katzman 
Production Design by
John Paino 
Art Direction by
Marc Dabe 
Costume Design by
Melina Root 
Makeup Department
Toni G .... makeup department head
Geneva Nash Morgan .... makeup artist (as Geneva Nash-Morgan)
Sheree Morgan .... key makeup artist
Thomas Opitz .... key hair stylist
Solina Tabrizi .... hair stylist
Terrie Velazquez Owen .... department head hair stylist (as Terrie Velazquez-Owen)
Production Management
Peter McManus .... production supervisor
H.C. Newirth .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Van Hayden .... first assistant director
Traci M. Lewis .... second assistant director
Michael T. McNerney .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jenny Baum .... on-set dresser
Randy L. Childs .... propmaker foreman
David Corral .... greensman
Louise Del Araujo .... lead
Tracy Dishman .... assistant property master
Joey Genitempo .... stand-by painter
Karen Higgins .... construction coordinator
Steven Kissick .... general foreman
Kami Laprade .... assistant props
Lynda Lopez .... art department assistant (as Lynda J. Lopez)
Alexander G. Lyle IV .... set dresser
Cynthia Nibler .... property master
John Puglisi .... storyboard artist
Katie Rixon .... art department coordinator
Susie Thompson .... set dresser
Brian Tipton .... shop foreman
Jason Vanover .... key greensman
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Keith Bilderbeck .... sound effects editor
Juan Cisneros .... boom operator
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Gary Gegan .... re-recording mixer
Steven Gerrior .... assistant sound editor
David Halbert .... boom operator
Stephen Halbert .... sound mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Doug Mountain .... supervising sound engineer (as Douglas Mountain)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... dialog editor
Angelo Palazzo .... sound editor
Miguel Rivera .... supervising sound editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Darrell Burgess .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Andy Chih-Jen Chang .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Victor DiMichina .... digital imaging supervisor
David Geoghegan .... digital compositor
Jim Gorman .... digital compositor
James David Hattin .... compositing supervisor: Pixel Magic
Bonnie Kanner .... visual effects executive producer: Pixel Magic
Kevin Kipper .... digital effects artist
George Macri .... visual effects producer: Pixel Magic
Krista Maryanski .... post production coordinator
John R. McConnell .... 2D Compositor: Pixel Magic
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Reid Paul .... senior digital effects supervisor
Reid Paul .... visual effects producer
Jason Pierce .... stunt driver
Brea Tisdale .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Bardocz .... best boy electric
Don Canfield .... camera operator: cablecam
Brian Cantrell .... rigging gaffer
Chris Cuevas .... assistant camera
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera
Jake Funk .... grip
Paul Goodstein .... key grip
Jeffrey Greeley .... camera operator
Keith A. Hascher .... rigging electrician
Doug Hyun .... special photography
Carrie Lazar .... camera loader
Brent Matejcek .... grip
Paul McIlvaine .... gaffer
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Mark Vollmer .... key rigging grip
Chuck Weiss .... video assist operator
Casting Department
Jeni Thornell .... extras casting
Karen Wood .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gala Autumn .... costume supervisor
Danielle Baker .... set costumer
Terri Middleton .... costumer
Andrea Napier .... set costumer
Kip Ren .... costumer
Editorial Department
Kyler Boudreau .... post-production assistant
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Kristine McPherson .... additional editor
Kristine McPherson .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Jorge Luis Alvarez .... key assistant location manager
Robert Foulkes .... location manager
Music Department
Amanda Barrett .... vocalist
Ted Blaisdell .... score mixer
Michael Brake .... music editor
Abby DeWald .... vocalist
Greg Hayes .... score recordist
Maarten Hofmeijer .... music recordist
Miriam Mayer .... violin and viola
Justin Reeve .... music coordinator
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Adam Swart .... music supervisor
Chris Tedesco .... orchestra contractor
Transportation Department
Mike Belt .... mechanic
Kirk Huston .... transportation captain
Seth Levine .... driver
Marty Osborne .... picture vehicle coordinator
Other crew
H. Leah Amir .... key craft service
Leanne Boyce .... accounting assistant
Linda Brown .... unit publicist
Maria Charavino .... assistant: Mr. Werner (as Maria Ciaravino)
Bob Claster .... teleprompter operator
S.R. Conger .... assistant accountant
Sarah Connolly .... assistant production coordinator
Susan Ehrhart .... production coordinator
Stacey Jennings .... assistant: Mr Berenson
Sherry Kecskes .... payroll accountant
Zoa Keith .... office clerk
Steven Kissick .... general foreman
Mimi Markoe .... production assistant
Christie Mattull .... insurance services
Jason Pardo .... assistant to director
Jason Pardo .... assistant: Mr. Odenkirk
Casey Potter .... production assistant
Mike Rosenstein .... assistant: Ms. Laskowski (as Michael J. Rosenstein)
Shane Sankey .... production secretary
Jim Schiro .... first assistant accountant
Andre C. Verderame .... production assistant
Whit Vogel .... production assistant
Whitney J. Willard .... production accountant
Justin Woychowski .... key set production assistant

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Rated R for language and sexual content
93 min
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In the sky banner, John's words are color-coded red and Dean's words are in green.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
John Solomon:Oh, Dean. Don't be so hard on yourself.
Dean Solomon:You just said "hard on."
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Movie Connections:
References Stuart Little (1999)See more »
St. Elmo's Fire (Acoustic)See more »


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25 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
The Brothers Solomon Movie Review, 23 December 2007
Author: GoneWithTheTwins from

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

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