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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)  »

Also Known As:

Hermanastros  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,940,732 (USA) (27 July 2008)

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$100,468,793 (USA)
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Trivia

Mary Steenburgen played Will Ferrell's stepmother in Elf (2003). In this movie, Steenburgen plays Ferrell's actual mother. See more »

Goofs

In the treehouse, Derek tells Brennan and Dale that he "hasn't had a carb since 2004." In the dinner scene just before that, he drank a Heineken. Beer is mostly carbohydrates. 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 shoves his hand down his pants]
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The title of the movie is the last thing shown in the opening credits. See more »

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Soundtracks

Breathe and Stop
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown),
Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed), Roy Handy, Cleveland Horne, Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens),
, Gene Redd (as Gene Redd Jr.), Gene Redd Sr., Claydes Smith, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas),
, Richard Westfield and James 'Jay Dee' Yancey (as James Yancey)
Performed by Q-Tip
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Contains a sample of "N.T."
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Funniest Ferrell/Reilly Movie To Date!
2 August 2008 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I liked Ferrel & Reilly as the racing team in "Talladega Nights" but this was even better. The physical comedy was outstanding and the acting itself was pitch perfect. Many critics commented on how well they did given what they had to work with, but I think the script was excellent. Some of the lines were brilliant, but you really have to give the actors credit for improvising. After Ferrell revealed his singing talents when he sang "Let's Give 'Em Something to Talk About", when Reilly gushed on and on about how great he was, and then said "I'm not sure, but towards the end I think I saw you turn into a Unicorn", I lost it. I really lost it when Ferrell's brother & his family were singing in the car "Sweet Child of Mine". It was a real classic.

Hell, I think I'll buy this when it comes out on DVD. I can't say that for many comedies ("Anchor Man" is one).

Don't miss this one. It's a scream.


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