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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Yozamp ...
Redheaded Kid (as Travis Flory)
Lili Rose McKay ...
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Blind Man


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They grow up so fast.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hermanastros  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£6,154,637 (UK) (26 September 2008)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song Will Ferrell sings, Por Ti Volare, was also used as the opening credits song in the movie "Blades of Glory" that he starred in with Jon Heder, Amy Poehler. See more »


During the scene where Dale asks Brennan if he touched his drum set, Brennan holds the remote with his left hand - the camera angle changes we see Brennan holding the remote with his right hand. See more »


[first lines]
Nancy Huff: Hey, Brennan.
Brennan Huff: Mom, I'm watching the thing...
Nancy Huff: Yeah. I'm leaving.
Brennan Huff: ...with the lady.
Nancy Huff: Okay, I'll be home around 11.
Brennan Huff: Bye, Mom.
Nancy Huff: Bye, Brennan.
aerobic instructress on TV: Let's slowly get those hips up.
Brennan Huff: [shoves right hand down his pants to masturbate]
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Crazy Credits

There are two additional short scenes, one during the credits and one afterwards. They are; Brennan & Dale arrive in a helicopter to have a rematch fight with the junior high bullies. Brennan & Dale suffering another joint bout of sleepwalking, colliding into one another before heading out of a door. See more »


References The Outsiders (1983) See more »


Live on Stage
Written by The Alchemist (as Alan Maman), Evidence (as Michael Perretta) and Rakaa Iriscience (as Rakaa Taylor)
Performed by Dilated Peoples
Produced by: The Alchemist.
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

Extremely Stupid Yet Extremely Funny Comedy Gold!
3 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched step brothers yesterday for the second time after purchasing it on DVD. For me this is always the tough test when it comes to comedy. I watched it at a packed cinema which as you know in itself can make a film ultimately funny without being so. But i have to say this film still delivered the goods so well.

First up this film is STUPID it is ridiculous but it's a comedy with Will Ferrell in it what did you honestly expect?! But my god it's funny it really is hilarious Ferrell and Reilly make an awesome on screen team and the comedy moments just bounce off one an other , each man just helps make the others role as funny as it could have been.

It gives you hilarious jokes , stupidly funny scenes , it's one of those comedy's that so so often tries to catch you off guard and every time it absolutely nails it!

And underneath all the stupidity bonds are formed , compassion is found and what really matters in life is discovered. You almost feel as if you've learnt a little something

It's one of my personal favourite comedy movies and goes up there with some of the greats (Blazing Saddles , Burn After Reading , Superbad , Knocked Up , Anchorman etc.)

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