Step Brothers

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  • Summary: Brennan Huff is a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy. Dale Doback is 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 asBrennan Huff is a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy. Dale Doback is 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 two middle-aged, immature, overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane, elaborate plan to bring their parents back together. To pull it off, they must form an unlikely bond that maybe, just maybe, will finally get them out of the house. (Sony Pictures) Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. 88
    There is too much funny here for a movie (even though it continues into the closing credits). Step Brothers should be a TV show.
  2. While Ferrell and Reilly are great together, hatching harebrained schemes that have no basis in reality, part of the unexpected treat of Step Brothers is watching Jenkins and Steenburgen sink to such blithely immature levels of rude and crude comedy.
  3. Stupid, predictable and fairly funny.
  4. Are Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay getting tired of their own shtick?
  5. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    50
    I don't want to sound like a party pooper (or deny that there is something wickedly funny about seeing these middle-age adolescents beating the crap out of a playground full of little bullying kids) but there's something depressing about the never-ending celebration of eternal adolescence in recent American comedies.
  6. There's a good subject for satire here, the extended adolescence of American kids. But satire presupposes maturity, or at least some perspective. The movie's calculation is that its subjects and audience share the same point of view. The results are truly ghastly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 82
  2. Negative: 21 out of 82
  1. Aug 12, 2010
    10
    I own very few movies, but I do own Step Brothers on DVD. For my money, it doesn't get better than Step Brothers. The characters areI own very few movies, but I do own Step Brothers on DVD. For my money, it doesn't get better than Step Brothers. The characters are extremely over-the-top, the plot is hilarious and the jokes never stop. From the opening credits to the final scene, this movie delivers the funny. You can't expect any high-brow humor here. But the cursing, potty humor, clever plot twists, obscure references and subtle comedy is by far one of my favorite movies. It's full of one-liners that you feel compelled to imitate. As a side note, the DVD has great extra features. If you get a chance, listen to the commentary. It's just as funny as the movie itself. Best: John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell's AWESOME comedic chemistry.
    Worst: No sequel.
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  2. KennyH.
    Jul 30, 2008
    10
    Funniest movie I have ever seen, my favorite movie for decades to come. Whoever trah talks this movie can kiss my a**.
  3. Feb 3, 2016
    9
    Definitely one of the single best movies out there. Terrific job Will.

    Watch it online for free:
    Definitely one of the single best movies out there. Terrific job Will.

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  4. TylerD.
    Aug 10, 2008
    8
    I saw this with my brother and at times we were both crying out of laughter. There are some jokes that don't quite reach what they were I saw this with my brother and at times we were both crying out of laughter. There are some jokes that don't quite reach what they were aiming for, but they're few and far between. One has to wonder how much longer Will Ferrell can keep up the same act, though. Anyways, I highly recommend this to any fan of his previous stuff. It was hilarious. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2010
    6
    The movie might lose its focus in the second half, but the whole thing has that crude charm that only Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly togetherThe movie might lose its focus in the second half, but the whole thing has that crude charm that only Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly together can give us. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2013
    3
    Watched this for the first time ever, and to be honest I don't see what everyone found so funny about it. I rarely laughed. The writing wasWatched this for the first time ever, and to be honest I don't see what everyone found so funny about it. I rarely laughed. The writing was very poor and so where the characters. It was crude but unfunny. One of Will Ferrell's worst films. Expand
  7. Paulle
    Jul 24, 2008
    0
    This is a stepping down stone of Adam McKay career. This film is filled like Epic movie dumb and vomit humor inspired like. This is the worst This is a stepping down stone of Adam McKay career. This film is filled like Epic movie dumb and vomit humor inspired like. This is the worst picture of 2008. Adam is making the wrong thing for his film for his r rated film. Totally unfunny and very mean spirited. Expand

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