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Step Brothers -- Brennan Huff, a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy. Dale Doback, a terminally unemployed forty-year-old who lives with his father, Robert. When Robert and Nancy marry and move in together, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers. As their narcissism and downright aggressive laziness threaten to tear the family apart, these tw..
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Release Date:
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They grow up so fast.
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Warning: This film is very dumb. Warning 2: It is also hilarious to watch. See more (277 total) »

Cast

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Will Ferrell ... Brennan Huff

John C. Reilly ... Dale Doback

Mary Steenburgen ... Nancy Huff

Richard Jenkins ... Dr. Robert Doback

Adam Scott ... Derek

Kathryn Hahn ... Alice

Andrea Savage ... Denise

Lurie Poston ... Tommy
Elizabeth Yozamp ... Tiffany

Logan Manus ... Chris Gardoki

Travis T. Flory ... Redheaded Kid (as Travis Flory)
Lili Rose McKay ... 7-Year-Old Girl (as Lili McKay)

Shira Piven ... Nurse

Seth Morris ... Doctor

Wayne Federman ... Blind Man
Maria Quiban ... TV Anchor

Danielle Schneider ... Receptionist

Gillian Vigman ... Pam Gringe

Brian Huskey ... Interviewer

Adam McKay ... Man without Glasses

Seth Rogen ... Sporting Goods Manager

Chris Henchy ... First Homebuyer
Mary Catherine Hamelin ... First Homebuyer

Ian Roberts ... Male Therapist

Erica Vittina Phillips ... Second Homebuyer

Phil LaMarr ... Second Homebuyer

Rob Riggle ... Randy

Jason Davis ... TJ
Paula Killen ... Rental Agent

Ken Jeong ... Employment Agent

Horatio Sanz ... Lead Singer

Kyle Felts ... Wine Mixer Heckler
Jake Szymanski ... Caterer

Matt Walsh ... Drunk Corporate Guy

Dmitri Schuyler-Linch ... 6-Year-Old Derek

Bryce Hurless ... 9-Year-Old Brennan
Brent White ... Therapy Patient
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Silverie ... Donnie Huff

Don Abernathy ... Upscale Businessman (uncredited)
Erin Affourtit ... Online Store Clerk (uncredited)
Jeffrey Ashkin ... Catalina Wine Mixer Guest (uncredited)

Denise Bradley ... Recital Critic (uncredited)
Pete Brown ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Troy Butcher ... Football Player (uncredited)

Jeremy Clark ... Derek's Football Buddy (uncredited)
James Collins ... Guy at Table (uncredited)

John D. Crawford ... Bekins Mover (uncredited)
Michael Dane ... Derek's Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Craig A. Dunlop ... Audience (uncredited)

Krystal Ellsworth ... Featured Dancer (uncredited)

Justin Fix ... Choir Boy (uncredited)

Charlie Gelbart ... Helicopter Girl (uncredited)
Tommy Gerrits ... Boy in Park (uncredited)
Larry Goldstein ... Maitre D' (uncredited)

Carol Ilku ... Shop Owner (uncredited)
Amanda Lee Jacoby ... Student Back in the 80's (uncredited)

Christopher Karl Johnson ... Wedding Guest / Dancer (uncredited)
Breaunna Lake ... Student (uncredited)
Gregg Lee ... Wine Mixer Guest (uncredited)

Michelle Lenhardt ... Upscale Shopper (uncredited)

Tara Macken ... High School Gymnast (uncredited)
Debbie Prokop ... Wine Mixer Guest / Dancer (uncredited)
Alex Pulido ... Playground Kid (uncredited)

Kate Rappoport ... Girl in Playground (uncredited)
Jarrod Robbins ... Bartender (uncredited)

Sandra Rosko ... Middle School Kid (uncredited)
Erinn Selkis ... Helicopter Girl (uncredited)

Laimarie Serrano ... TJ's Wife (uncredited)

Micah Sudduth ... Mangina Chior Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam McKay 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Will Ferrell (screenplay) &
Adam McKay (screenplay)

Will Ferrell (story) &
Adam McKay (story) &
John C. Reilly (story)

Produced by
Judd Apatow .... producer
Joshua Church .... co-producer (as Josh Church)
Jessica Elbaum .... associate producer
Andrew Epstein .... associate producer
Will Ferrell .... executive producer
David B. Householter .... executive producer (as David Householter)
Adam McKay .... executive producer
Jimmy Miller .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jon Brion 
 
Cinematography by
Oliver Wood (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Brent White 
 
Casting by
Allison Jones 
 
Production Design by
Clayton Hartley 
 
Art Direction by
Virginia L. Randolph  (as Virginia Randolph Weaver)
 
Set Decoration by
Casey Hallenbeck 
 
Costume Design by
Susan Matheson 
 
Makeup Department
Simone Almekias-Siegl .... key makeup artist
Steve Artmont .... makeup department head
Nanci Cascio .... key hair stylist (as Nanci L. Cascio)
Bridget Cook .... hair department head
Shana Fruman .... hair stylist
Toby Lamm .... additional make-up
J.D. Bowers .... prosthetics lab technician: W.M. Creations Inc. (uncredited)
J.D. Bowers .... prosthetics sculptor: W.M. Creations Inc. (uncredited)
Adam Brandy .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Matthew W. Mungle .... prosthetic supplier (uncredited)
Tina Sims .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Clinton Wayne .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Desmond Cannon .... studio executive
Basil Grillo .... unit production manager (as Basil Bryant Grillo)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Courtenay Miles .... second assistant director
Jaysene Overton .... dga trainee
Matt Rebenkoff .... first assistant director
Paul Schneider .... second second assistant director
Mike Crotty .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Vincent G. Gonzales .... second assistant director: reshoots (uncredited)
Adam Martin .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Courtenay Miles .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Matt G. Sheets .... assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
Matt G. Sheets .... assistant director: reshoots (uncredited)
Matt G. Sheets .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
David Becerra .... art department coordinator
Charlie Campbell .... assistant art director (as Margaret Campbell)
Ethan Denne .... paint foreman
Glenn Forbes .... assistant property master
Carmine Goglia .... stand-by painter
Glenn Hoofman .... plaster foreman
Lee J. Jashinsky .... painter
Scott Maginnis .... property master
Brook Mansbridge .... construction foreman
Mark Sakamoto .... leadman
Bill Taliaferro .... set designer
James E. Tocci .... set designer
Charles Vassar .... set designer (as Charlie Vassar)
Michael Vines .... assistant property master
Butch West .... construction coordinator
Andrew Campbell .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Eric Coon .... carpenter (uncredited)
Robert Danté Denne .... paint supervisor (uncredited)
Adam Deyoe .... art assistant (uncredited)
Marc L. Fusco .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Erick Garibay .... assistant props (uncredited)
Tommy Gutman .... assistant props (uncredited)
Phillip A. Henry .... gang boss (uncredited)
John Herbert .... painter (uncredited)
Rachel Hicks .... painter (uncredited)
Alex Hillkurtz .... illustrator (uncredited)
Alex Hillkurtz .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Steven Curtis Husch .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Monique Landry .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Kurt Miller .... carpenter foreman (uncredited)
Lanie Mimikakis .... props (uncredited)
Steven O'Bannon .... labor foreman (uncredited)
Brieann Rich .... construction medic (uncredited)
Jack White .... food stylist (uncredited)
Eric Yamamoto .... art department assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George H. Anderson .... supervising sound editor (as George Anderson)
Bill W. Benton .... supervising sound mixer
Gary C. Bourgeois .... supervising sound mixer
Bill Burns .... assistant sound editor
Tammy Fearing .... supervising adr editor
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Michael Haight .... adr editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist (as Pamela Nedd Kahn)
Larry Kemp .... dialogue editor
Howard London .... adr mixer
Cindy Marty .... sound effects editor
James Matheny .... dialogue editor
Julia Max .... adr looping
Jordan O'Neill .... DTS Sound Mastering Engineer
Jack Rametta .... adr mixer
Art Rochester .... production sound mixer (as Arthur Rochester)
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Joe Schiff .... foley supervisor
Paul Stula .... epk sound mixer
Cherie Tamai .... assistant sound editor
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist
Mark C. Grech .... boom operator: second unit (uncredited)
Ross Levy .... utility sound technician (uncredited)
Fred Peck III .... sound mixing technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bruce Khteian .... special effects foreman
Bruce Minkus .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... main titles
Jon Anastasiades .... digital compositor
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios (as Raoul Yorke Bolognini)
Greg Groenekamp .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Diana Hinek .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Deke Kincaid .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Jason Monroe .... cg modeller: Zoic Studios
Nathan Overstrom .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Nate Overstrom)
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor: Zoic Studios
Bethany Pederson Onstad .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Bethany Pederson)
Nik Slotiuk .... cg artist
Philip Williams .... visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios
Roy Yang .... digital compositor (as Jianru Yang)
Zachariah Zaubi .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Zach Zabui)
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Riley Benard .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios B.C. (uncredited)
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Mike Diltz .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ben Funk .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Nick Hsieh .... compositor: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Patrick Mooney .... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios Vancouver (uncredited )
Patrick Mooney .... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Nicholas Onstad .... digital artist (uncredited)
Mark Robben .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Sean Tompkins .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Caleb Wagner .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Greg Anthony .... stunts
Joni Avery .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Todd Bryant .... stunts
Gary Davis .... additional stunt coordinator: re-shoots
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunts
Sean Graham .... stunts
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunts (as Ace Hatem)
Ronan Hice .... stunt performer
Sonia Izzolena .... stunts (as Sonia Jo McDancer)
Terry James .... stunts (as James Terry)
Dan Lemieux .... stunts
Shaun W. Loeser .... stunts (as Shaun Loeser)
Rob Mars .... stunts
Chase Penny .... stunt performer
John Robotham .... stunt coordinator
Booboo Stewart .... stunts
Roger Stoneburner .... stunts
James Terry .... utility stunts
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (as Michael Vendrell)
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael H. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Bellinghausen .... stunt double (uncredited)
Todd Bryant .... stunt double: Will Ferrell (uncredited)
Michael Caradonna .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Callie Croughwell .... stunts (uncredited)
Cameron Croughwell .... stunts (uncredited)
Joshua Croughwell .... stunts (uncredited)
Reid Harper .... stunts (uncredited)
Ajay Hateley .... stunts (uncredited)
Dylan Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
Houston Hooker .... stunts (uncredited)
Kanan Hooker .... stunts (uncredited)
Karine Mauffrey .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Anna Mercedes Morris .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Munoz .... stunts (uncredited)
Tarah Paige .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jade Quon .... stunts (uncredited)
Wyatt Tipton .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Katina Waters .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael D. Alvarez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Robert Baird .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
James Barela .... loader
Jerry Bertolami .... dolly grip
George W. Borthwick .... grip
Joe Chess .... camera operator: "a" camera
James B. Crawford .... chief lighting technician (as James Crawford)
Damon Doherty .... rigging grip
Daniel Dorowsky .... rigging elect
Eddie G Gutierrez .... rigging grip
Rick Harris .... key rigging grip
Annika Iltis .... camera loader
Bruce Jagoda .... dimmer board operator
Timothy James Kane .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Timothy Kane)
James Keys .... chief rigging lighting technician (as James J. Keys)
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera
Gemma La Mana .... still photographer
Jonathan Leary .... grip
Tim Marshall .... gaffer: additional photography
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip foreman
Paul Murphey .... video assist operator
Coby Nissen .... lighting technician
Maricella Ramirez .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Todd SanSone .... additional photography
Michael Shaw .... grip
Alan Shultz .... dolly grip (as Alan Schultz)
Donald A. Spadoni .... best boy rigging grip
Michael St. Hilaire .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Sweeney .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Mike J. Sweeney)
Jeff Therieau .... rigging grip
Les T. Tomita .... key grip (as Les Tomita)
Michael Anthony Travers .... rigging grip
Michael T. Travers .... best boy grip
Terry Wolcott .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Norman Ash .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Gonsoulin .... first assistant camera: 2nd Unit / Additional Camera (uncredited)
Quinn Grove .... grip (uncredited)
Scott Kidner .... chief lighting technician: second unit (uncredited)
Kris Krosskove .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Thom Lairson .... second assistant camera: "c" camera (uncredited)
Ulrike Lamster .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jim McComas .... electrician (uncredited)
Daisuke Dice Miyake .... grip (uncredited)
Ron Newburn .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael Pinkey .... camera operator (uncredited)
David Stump .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Joseph T. Terranova .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael Ursetta .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Michael J. Walker .... camera operator: "c" camera (uncredited)
Michael Witczak .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Grant Okita .... main title animator
 
Casting Department
Angela Campolla-Sanders .... casting associate
Ben Harris .... casting assistant
Chris Bustard .... extras casting (uncredited)
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlene Amateau .... costume supervisor
Yvonne Bastidos .... set costumer
Klara Farberov .... seamstress: additional photography
Marylou Lim .... costumer: Mr. Ferrell
Jacquelyn Moran .... costume assistant: additional photography
Elaine Perlmann .... assistant costume designer (as Elaine Davis)
Michael A. Russell .... key costumer
Susan Strubel .... set costumer
Carol Demarti .... head ager and dyer (uncredited)
Nina Fabio .... seamstress (uncredited)
Erin Fisher .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Katie Gavin .... additional costumer (uncredited)
Robyn Gebhart .... cutter/fitter (uncredited)
Grace Pyke .... costumer (uncredited)
Danny Vick .... costumer (uncredited)
Andy Visser .... additional costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Melissa Bretherton .... additional editor (as Mellissa Bretherton)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Alex Hepburn .... assistant editor
Michael Hofacre .... assistant editor
John Persichetti .... digital colorist
Josh Salzberg .... apprentice editor
Roy Vasich .... colorist: dailies
Benjamin Sutor .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Jay Warren .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Gerard Averill .... location manager
Justin W. Hill .... assistant location manager
Matthew Prisk .... assistant location manager: reshoots
W. Harry Fortuna .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Mario Gilbert .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Perla Batalla .... musical director: one song
Elin Carlson .... chorus
Matt Chamberlain .... soundtrack
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Ran Galor .... assistant music editor
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Jonathan Karp .... music consultant
Kevin Kaska .... orchestrator
Jim Schultz .... music editor (as James A. Schultz)
Armin Steiner .... score mixer
Erica Weis .... music editor
Hal Willner .... music supervisor
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Gary Gold .... musician: drummer (uncredited)
Wayne Kramer .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Laura Perlman .... music editor (uncredited)
Tim Rodier .... music preparation (uncredited)
Bettie Ross .... music copyist (uncredited)
David E. Russo .... music programmer (uncredited)
Patrick Spain .... scoring assistant engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
James D. D'Amico .... transportation co-captain (as James D'Amico)
Ted Joneson .... driver
Jimmy Kaminsky .... driver
Michael Menapace .... transportation captain
Brian Stackhouse .... driver
Alex Strand .... driver
Daniel Canamar .... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
Robert Gaskill .... driver: reshoots (uncredited)
Teresa Haney .... transportation (uncredited)
Vicki Sousa .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Arbuckle .... boat captain
Susan Bambara .... additional script supervisor: Los Angeles
Susan Bambara .... script supervisor
Colin Borden .... production assistant: reshoots
Will Casey .... unit publicist
Pedro Max Cornejo-Lopez .... computer/video operator
Brian Crimmins .... production assistant
Demelza Cronin .... assistant production coordinator
Laurette Dobson .... additional script supervisor: Los Angeles
Laurette Dobson .... script supervisor
Gabrielle Eisenstadt .... production assistant: reshoots
Cristin Ertel .... assistant: Mr. Miller
Florentino Fernández .... voice dubbing: Dale Roback (Spanish version)
Carey Field .... production assistant
Eli Fowler .... production secretary
Marc L. Fusco .... production assistant (as Mark Fusco)
Cate Hardman .... script supervisor
Matthew Henick .... assistant: Mr. Apatow
Ellen J. Hornstein .... assistant: Mr. Householter
Lauryn Kahn .... assistant: Mr. McKay
Jason Kumalo .... production assistant
Meredith McIvor .... assistant production coordinator
David Midgen .... titles producer
Kathryn Mindala .... production accountant
Birgit Paulin .... assistant: Mr. Ferrell
Gregg Pittman .... animal coordinator
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks .... choreographer (as Marguerite Derricks)
Tasha Prothro .... production assistant
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot
Alex Richanbach .... production assistant
Bruce A. Ross .... marine coordinator (as Bruce Ross)
Zachary Roth .... assistant: Mr. Apatow (as Zack Roth)
Justin Ruane .... assistant: Mr. Reilly
John Schwert .... production assistant: cast
Santiago Segura .... voice dubbing: Brennan Huff (spanish version)
Chance P. Tassone .... craft service: New Zealand splinter unit (as Chance Tassone)
Laura Tiz .... assistant accountant
Lora Umphress .... payroll accountant
Jan-Willem van der Vaart .... production assistant
John Burton West .... production coordinator (as John B. West)
Keegan Zall .... production assistant (as D. Keegan Zall)
Natalie Alexander .... misc crew: ADR Voices (uncredited)
Jampier Arias .... junior assistant accountant: reshoots (uncredited)
Laurie Arnow-Epstein .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Adam Bayless .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Sterling Beaumon .... adr voice match (uncredited)
Scott Brant .... key second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Bettina Browne Weld .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Ericka Bryce .... supervising medic (uncredited)
Greg Cohen .... assistant: Mr. Apatow (uncredited)
Sean C. Graham .... stand-in: re-shoots (uncredited)
Jennifer Hamilton .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Robbie E. Harrison .... voice over (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (reshoots) (uncredited)
Pete Hernandez .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Rene H. Herrera .... water safety (uncredited)
Tony Oberstar .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kristy Pace .... adr voice (uncredited)
Mary Pascoe .... stand-in (uncredited)
Brennan Reynolds .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Rich .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nicholas Rich .... set medic (uncredited)
V.W. Scheich .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Ron Segro .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Lalida Sujjavasin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tammy Thomas .... production assistant (uncredited)
J.D. Woods .... production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for crude and sexual content, and pervasive language
Runtime:
98 min | 106 min (unrated version)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 | Germany:12 | Iceland:7 (original rating) | Iceland:12 (re-rating) | Iceland:L (video rating) | Ireland:16 | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Italy:VM14 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:7 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #44260)

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Trivia:
Jon Hamm and Thomas Lennon both auditioned for the role of Derek.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Brennan is 3 years older than Derek. But in the flashback at the end, with the 2 brothers flying the kite, they appear to be the same size and around the same age.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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25 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Warning: This film is very dumb. Warning 2: It is also hilarious to watch., 14 June 2009
Author: diac228 (diac1987@netscape.net) from Orlando, Florida

Welcome to Masterpiece Theater. In this program, we study, analyze, and praise only the most prestigious, mature, sophisticated, and acclaimed works in modern cinema. The next film in our program features male nudity, random humor, quirky one-liners, obscenities sprinkled like spices on meat, and enough immaturity to make Saturday morning cartoons appear to look like Mozart's 22nd piano concerto. The highly sophisticated and charming Will Ferrell teams up with dashing John C. Reilly as they deliver us a trip down a level of integrity rarely ever seen in movie-making. The result is a comedy so low in the intelligence scale, it doesn't require anything past a 2nd grade education to truly appreciate what a show they've put on.

In this comedy full of Shakespearean integrity, we find two men who fail to live up to their dreams, being forced to share the same house and the same parents. With their personalities being so alike, they start clashing like two extremely powerful magnets facing each other. However, as time moves on, they become close like brothers (as the clever title states) and attempt to succeed with each other's help. This script, helmed by Reilly, Ferrell and Adam McKay (Our director), combines crude humor with more heart than a dead flea for approximately 98 minutes. So, it's never too long and never too preachy.

Full of whimsical material, Step Brothers never quite loses focus in the art it's portraying. Whether it's engaging in a nasty battle against much younger kids, having to come in contact with feces, rapping about anatomy below the waist, fighting multiple times, making detailed threats about extraneous activities, speaking like a careless sailor, or even playing around with an extremely dangerous weapon in multiple instances, our heroes of the story encounter many, many obstacles. Just when you think the plot runs out of ideas, we get another surprise.

That being said, before engaging in a viewing session with this work of classy art, one must develop a taste for it. If you didn't quite comprehend the quality of Anchorman or Talladega Nights, then odds are you will not appreciate Step Brothers. You must be immune to absolute stupidity, absurdity, and crudeness that you just usually do not see. Ferrell has perfected his art of being a lovable oaf with the smarts of a sack of refined beans. If you do enjoy this sort of art though, then there's no reason why you will not engage in a spirited chuckle once in a while. You will be referencing the movie long after the credits roll; it's just a part of nature.

Bottom Line: On the offchance that you missed every hint towards sarcasm in the previous several paragraphs, Step Brothers is quite possibly the most immature movie in the history of modern film-making. With that being said, as long as you have the acquired taste and are willing to accept stupidity for a long period of time, you'll have a blast. The chemistry between the actors is phenomenal, as Ferrell and Reilly seemed destined to work together. The plot throws our main characters into many different scenarios, disallowing you a chance to see what's going to happen next. Step Brothers, a hall of fame candidate in any Masterpiece Immature Theater.

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