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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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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$100,468,793 (USA)
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Trivia

Running gags in the film include Brennan and Dale drinking a blue juice and Pepsi respectively, the duo fighting, the duo sharing same interests like porn magazines, pop culture, sports, and being in a band, the duo trying to set up a band, failing interviews, trying to stop their house from being sold by Brennan's brother Derek, sleep walking, and getting on their own parent's nerves, especially Robert. See more »

Goofs

When Brennan is showing Dale the samurai sword with Randy Jackson's autograph his hands change position between shots. When Brennan is facing the camera he has both hands on it. During the shot over his shoulder he only has one hand on the sword. 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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References The Punisher (2004) See more »

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Boats 'n Hoes
Written by Lukasz Gottwald, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly
Produced by Hal Willner, Lukasz Gottwald (as Dr. Luke) and Marty Brumbach
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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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