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The Brothers Solomon (2007)

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A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.

Director:

Bob Odenkirk

Writer:

Will Forte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... John Solomon
Will Forte ... Dean Solomon
Chi McBride ... James
Kristen Wiig ... Janine
Malin Akerman ... Tara
Lee Majors ... Ed Solomon
Michael Ormsby Michael Ormsby ... Young John Solomon
Ryan Wynott ... Young Dean Solomon
Bob Odenkirk ... Jim Treacher
Sam Lloyd ... Dr. Spencer
Charles Rahi Chun ... Dr. Wong (as Charles Chun)
Ryun Yu ... Dr. Wang
Bill Hader ... Recumbent Biker
Jenna Fischer ... Michelle
Susanne Wright Susanne Wright ... Erica
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Storyline

John and Dean Solomon may have Ph.D.s, but they're socially inept after their widowed father home-schooled them in Antarctica. When their beloved dad falls into a coma, they hatch a plan to revive him using a positive emotional shock - giving him a grandchild. They find a surrogate mom through Craig's list - she's Janine, a penniless local musician, with a large, intimidating boyfriend, James. The pregnancy gives the Solomons nine months to learn to be parents. In a side story, John pursues Tara, a neighbor who takes care of their dad when John and Dean are out; but she has no interest in John. Can the boys keep Janine and James happy, keep dad alive, and learn to be dads? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They want to put a baby in you.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brothers Solomon See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$508,601, 9 September 2007

Gross USA:

$900,926

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,035,056
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Will Forte had a piece of boiled okra in his mouth to create the drool during the kissing scene. See more »

Goofs

A walkie-talkie appears, disappears and reappears during a scene in the brother's apartment. When John asks Tara to go to a movie, he places the walkie-talkie onto the medical equipment between her and his father's bed. As he leaves the apartment, the walkie-talkie isn't seen anywhere near Tara. When Janine talks to Tara about the Brothers Solomon and Dean overhears Tara call them "losers", the walkie-talkie has returned to its place on the medical equipment. See more »

Quotes

John Solomon: So she got hit by a bus, huh? Poor girl.
Dean Solomon: Yeah, the bus took a pretty serious hit too. I mean she was a large girl. Comfortably in the 200's.
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Connections

References Stuart Little (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Elmo's Fire (Acoustic)
Written by David Foster and John Parr
Performed by John Parr
Courtesy of John Parr Music Ltd.
Under license from Nola Leone/ACE Music Services, LLC
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Far to syrupy and not that funny
3 September 2007 | by eternalseaSee all my reviews

I'll be blunt, this is a bad movie with no real pros. A few times I was amused by a joke and the lead pair share some chemistry, but the overall feeling the production induces is not one likely to satisfy cinema goers. The director is Bob Odenkirk who directed last years mediocre Lets go to jail. That film wasn't awful just not very memorable or indeed in any way original. The Brothers Solomon actually looks at one point like it might form into a decent movie, the premise isn't brilliant but it does initially seem like a solid idea for a comedy. The whole mentality of the picture is sweet and overly syrupy, I mean at times the thing should come with a dental warning. The script has one or two dcent gags in it's aresenal but not enough to make this worthwhile for anyone with an IQ over 30. Opening alongside Shoot em up it's hard to see how The Brothers Solomon could make anything more than 5 million on it's opening weekend, I haven't seen it that highly advertised and when the reviews come out I doubt they'll differ much in terms of opinion from mine. Avoid the film, or if you must see it wait until you can watch free on cable.


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