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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 roommates 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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25 July 2008 (USA)  »

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Hermanastros  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$100,468,793 (USA) (19 September 2008)
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Trivia

When Richard Jenkins and Mary Steenburgen are removing their clothes after the lecture in the beginning. Richard says, "I collect coins". In Dear John (2010), he plays Channing Tatum's dad, who suffers from Autism, and has an obsession collecting coins. See more »

Goofs

At the Catalina Wine Mixer, Dale plays Boats n' Hoes. While he is on stage, Brennan is still talking to Robert. In one shot though, Brennan is talking to Robert, and no one is at the drum set, but Boats n' Hoes is still playing and Dale is still singing. See more »

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[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 shoves his hand down his pants]
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Soundtracks

Ice Ice Baby
Written by David Bowie, Vanilla Ice, Floyd Brown, John Deacon, Mario 'Chocolate' Johnson (as Mario Johnson),
Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor
Performed by Vanilla Ice
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Worst Comedy ever
17 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the worst movie I've ever watched. It starts out with a "Bushism" and I have to wonder why. Was it to get you in the frame of mind for mistakes, because that is what watching this film was. I really don't see how any sane person could enjoy this movie. I don't know how to express how bad this was. It's stupid! Zoolander was stupid, but made light of something in a very elaborate way which made the stupid funny. This movie is just Stupid!! How could this have a rating of 6.7 ? I now have no faith in the rating of comedies on IMDb. I used to read the rating number and decide if it was worth watching. No more.


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