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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 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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Trivia

Several members of The Groundlings appear in the Lamaze class scene. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the brothers are trying to protect themselves from the boyfriend, Dean grabs a fireplace broom and holds it bristle end up. But every time they show the boyfriend over the shoulders of the brothers, the handle of the broom is on top rather than the bristles. See more »

Quotes

Dean Solomon: So... you're a janitor?
James: That's right. I'm a black man so I must be a janitor. Motherfucking racist-ass stereotyper.
Dean Solomon: It's just, you're... wearing a janitor's outfit.
James: Oh. So a black man can't just go in a thrift shop and buy a janitor's outfit 'cause he find it comfortable on his nuts.
Dean Solomon: No, he can. Especially a black man.
John Solomon: What do you do?
James: I'm a janitor.
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Connections

Referenced in Monster (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Elmo's Fire (Unplugged)
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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So funny that I watched it twice in a row
20 January 2009 | by stratsz28See all my reviews

I had rather low expectations for this movie based on the IMDb rating. I was more than pleasantly surprised. This movie was extremely funny but does require an outside-the-box sense of humor.

I rarely watch a movie twice in a row (I think Finding Nemo or O Brother Where Art Thou was the last time), but I could not help seeing this one a second time. In fact, I'm getting so excited as I write this review that I may go watch it again.

Before you decide to watch this movie, realize that your enjoyment of The Brothers Solomon will hinder on these qualifications: 1. You probably should already appreciate the work of Will Arnett and Will Forte. 2. You don't care at all about the quality of the plot. 3. You are willing to tolerate the fact that many components of the plot are very unrealistic.


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Official Sites:

Sony [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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