Step Brothers (2008)

“I swear, I’m so pissed off at my mom. As soon as she’s of age, I’m putting her in a home.” – Brennan Huff

Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Jan 2022)

Brief Synopsis – After two people meet and fall in love at a conference, their two grown up sons who live with them must learn to live with the new family dynamic.

My Take on it – This film has an intriguing premise that could be hit or miss, but the fact that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly play the two sons helps elevate things much higher.

The two of them know how to keep the story so fun and engaging throughout due to their various idiosyncrasies that are quite apparent the whole way through.

Richard Jenkins and Mary Steenburgen are also both great as two lonely souls who meet each other, yet don’t know how to deal withe fact that they each have a grown child who refuses to leave the nest.

The antics that each of them pull during the first half is great, but things slow down and feel far too tame during the second half which is quite unfortunate.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Brennan and Dale are in their room, showing each other their night vision goggles and autographed sword, the camera pans around while the characters are walking, and a Hugalo’s Pizza car light is on top of the chest of drawers in the room. Will Ferrell’s character worked for Hugalo’s Pizza in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), after he lost his job as a race car driver. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)


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