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|Step Brothers |
Two-Disc Unrated Edition + Digital Copy
Actors: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly
Genre: Comedy Rating: UN Release Date: 2-DEC-2008 Media Type: DVD
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Damian M. (ratchet)
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
Another very funny film thanks to the work of Judd Apatow and friends. Once again the cameos in his films really do it for me because of all the familiar funny folk. Two under-disciplined 40 year-old loaf-abouts meet when their parents marry. At first enemies, they team up when their parents demand them to straighten-up. The type of humor you have come to expect from these people.
One Of Will And John's Best!
Alicia Michelle | St.Louis,MO | 10/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"regardless of what some people might think...this movie was BRILLIANT...it was hilarious and cute and silly. not to mention when you get these two together , hilarity ensues....it has what i like to call OLD SCHOOL humor...because that was another gem by ferrel but this one is just so outlandish and witty...its worth watching over and over again..if u love to laugh...GO BUY IT! i am for sure :)"
All windup with very little follow through
Roland E. Zwick | Valencia, Ca USA | 07/27/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Step Brothers" is what "The Brady Bunch" might have been had the kids been middle-aged and the dialogue foul-mouthed and R-rated. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly play two developmentally stunted forty-year-olds who still live at home, have apparently never held down a decent job, and possess the emotional maturity of a couple of temperamentally-challenged pre-teens. When their respective parents get married, Brennan and Dale are suddenly thrust into the role of bedroom-sharing stepbrothers. It's hate-at-first-sight for the two until Brennan's overbearing and obnoxious brother, Derek (Adam Scott), arrives on the scene, giving the boys an enemy whom they can both finally unite against in common cause.
Co-written by Ferrell and Adam McKay and directed by McKay, "Step Brothers" is one of those high-concept comedies that runs through its limited bag of tricks in the first five to ten minutes or so, then just keeps repeating itself over and over again for the remaining hour-and-a-half. Ferrell and Reilly perform their umpteenth variation on the superannuated-adolescent shtick, while Mary Steenburgen and Richard Jenkins struggle hard to maintain some semblance of dignity in the role of the parents. As with any hit-and-miss comedy, there are a few good laughs to be found in what is otherwise a pretty arid desert of obvious slapstick, flat-footed one-liners and envelope-pushing raunch.
If "Superbad" and "Knocked Up" proved anything last year, it's that crude humor can be both sophisticated and palatable if left to the right hands. Unfortunately, the makers of "Step Brothers" failed to learn that lesson."
Laugh-Out-Loud Funny (At Least At Times)
Cory T. Shaeffer | Pittsburgh | 07/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Assuming you are a fan of Will Farrell, this movie will make you laugh out loud many times. It really won't score any points for originality (it basically lacks a story) but there is definate chemistry between John C. Reilly and Farrell. Both actors need another strong male lead to be at their best (as we learned in watching "Walk Hard" and "Semi-Pro), so this works very well in this case. There are some appalling moments of crude humor, so be warned, and though many of the jokes have been used before, Farrell's whiny childlike persona is less annoying when playing off the deadpan, unpredictable Reilly (who is a very good actor). Other talented members of the supporting cast (Steenburgen) give this film much more credibility than most comedies, and if nothing else, it makes for an evening of laughs. Worth the price of admission for just about anyone looking for a good comedy unless, of course, you are not a fan of Ferrell."