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Step Brothers (2008)

 -  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 roommates when their parents get married.

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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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slacker | dream | karaoke | friendship | love | See more »

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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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Release Date:

25 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hermanastros  »

Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,681,492 (UK) (29 August 2008)

Gross:

£6,154,637 (UK) (26 September 2008)
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Trivia

In the scene where Brennan and Dale are in their room showing each other their night vision goggles and autographed sword, the camera pans around while the characters are walking, and you can see a Hugalo's Pizza car light on top of the chest of drawers in the room. Will Ferrell worked for Hugalo's Pizza in "Talladega Nights" (which starred both Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly) after he lost his job as a race car driver. See more »

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During the Christmas scene, Robert eats a tree-shaped cookie while drinking. When he gets up to leave, the cookie is whole again. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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References Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Impression That I Get
Written by Dicky Barrett and Joe Gittleman
Performed by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Yes, it is very stupid and yet I am ashamed to admit I enjoyed it.
2 August 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Okay, I must admit that this movie was incredibly stupid, offensive and awful...but somehow I still laughed and enjoyed myself. Maybe it was because the film had no pretenses--it never even tried to be deep or intelligent--just appeal to our baser instincts.

The reason I watched this film is because I loved TALLADEGA NIGHTS so much. Another Will Farrell/John C. Reilly film sure sounded great--even if it didn't match the quality or laughs of this earlier film.

The film is about two total losers who still live at home with their parent, even though they are 39 and 40 years old. On top of this, they both have the common sense and maturity of 7 year-olds---very, very slow 7 year-olds! And in both roles, Ferrell and Reilly both sounded like little boys in adult bodies--and this provided a lot of laughs. When both their parents met and married, however, both Ferrell and Reilly handed it like most immature children--they sulked and threw tantrums. Then, in a strange twist, the two losers realized how much they had in common and became fast friends. The problem, however, is that as friends they both had a lot of crazy and destructive energy--and perhaps it was better when they were fighting and arguing all the time! The film manages to entertain because it is well-written, plus the actors seemed to have a lot of fun acting like total idiots. This fun translated to fun for the audience as well. However, I should warn you that the movie is very, very crude--with lots of colorful language, a pair of fake testicles and lots of sexual references. While kids love Will Ferrell movies, I don't recommend this except for older and more mature audiences (that's ironic, isn't it?).

Overall, lots of primitive and crude humor that manages to make you laugh throughout. It ain't pretty, but it is fun and worth seeing.


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