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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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,940,732, 27 July 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,468,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,107,642
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the commentary, Adam McKay said that they originally went to Catalina Island for location shots, and discovered that he didn't really like it. Instead, they shot on the coast. Catalina Island appears in several shots, and McKay chose not to have it digitally edited out, as a joke. See more »

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In the treehouse, the magazine in Brennan's hand disappears and reappears between shots. 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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Crazy Credits

There are two additional short scenes, one during the credits and one afterwards. They are; Brennan & Dale arrive in a helicopter to have a rematch fight with the junior high bullies. Brennan & Dale suffering another joint bout of sleepwalking, colliding into one another before heading out of a door. See more »


Soundtracks

North American Scum
Written by James Murphy
Performed by LCD Soundsystem
Courtesy of DFA Records and Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Funniest Ferrell/Reilly Movie To Date!
2 August 2008 | by 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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