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Step Brothers (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  25 July 2008 (USA)
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Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become room-mates when their parents marry.

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Storyline

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback are both about 40 when Brennan's mom and Dale's dad marry. The sons still live with the parents so they must now share a room. Initial antipathy threatens the household's peace and the parents' relationship. Dad lays down the law: both slackers have a week to find a job. Out of the job search and their love of music comes a pact that leads to friendship but more domestic disarray compounded by the boys' sleepwalking. Hovering nearby are Brennan's successful brother and his lonely wife: the brother wants to help sell his step-father's house, the wife wants Dale's attention, and the newlyweds want to retire and sail the seven seas. Can harmony come from the discord? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They grow up so fast.

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,940,732 (USA) (25 July 2008)

Gross:

£6,154,637 (UK) (26 September 2008)
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Will Ferrell does his own singing and John C. Reilly does his own drumming. See more »

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We learn at the beginning that Brennan is 39. Later, during a bedroom scene with Dale and Nancy, we learn that Brennan was 17 when his brother, Derek, won a talent show by lip-synching "Ice Ice Baby." If the movie takes place in 2008, then the talent show was in 1986. "Ice Ice Baby" was released in 1990. See more »

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Brennan Huff: Bye, Mom.
Nancy Huff: Bye, Brennan.
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Step Laughter
4 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was quite a funny movie. Of course the entire premise is utterly ridiculous, two "grown men" ages 39 and 40, still job-less, living with their parents? It seemed to me that these two guys acted like 9 year-olds, but that is what makes it funny. I think this movie was even funnier than Talladega Nights, Ferrell & Reilly's first collaboration.

There was a very thin and outrageous plot, but it lent itself to tons of improvisation, and in turn creating some of the ridiculous scenes, circumstances, and dialog. And seeing Mary Steenburgen curse like a sailor was hysterical. Ferrell and Reilly both play their characters to the hilt, as does Adam Scott, the evil younger brother, and his insane wife played by Kathryn Hahn. Overall there is an equal amount of slapstick, dialog, and potty humor (well okay, probably a bit heavier on the potty humor).

Though the movie itself is very hysterical, there are also some equally good bloopers, cut scenes, etc. on the DVD bonus materials. These are as hysterical as the movie was. I highly recommend renting the DVD and watching the extra features.


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