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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 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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Release Date:

25 July 2008 (USA)  »

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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

The name of the high school which Brennan performs during the talent show and gets made fun of by Derek is "Great Valley High School" which is the name of the actual high school director Adam McKay attended. See more »

Goofs

Brennan rubs his testicles on the drum set. When Dale knocks him to the floor, Brennan's testicles are still out. When he is fighting Brennan, his pants are zipped up. See more »

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[first lines]
Nancy Huff: Hey, Brennan.
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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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Slow Burn
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Didn't like it at first, but each time I've watched it it's really grown on me
19 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Personally, I think Talladega Nights is the funniest movie Will Ferrell has ever done so pretty much everything since then has been a slight disappointment (Blades Of Glory, Semi-Pro) and honestly, the first time I watched Stepbrothers I was a little disappointed.

But a few months later I popped it in and watched it again and for some reason it was just really funny to me the second time around. It completely grew on me. I think the plot is hilarious, two guys in their 40's still never growing up and still living at home. And I can't think of any better comedy team than Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to play these parts.

I'm probably going to watch this again tonight. It just gets better every time.


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