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Step Brothers (Single-Disc Unrated Edition)
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Brennan huff & dale doback are two coddled men who live with their respective single parents. Their folks fall in love & marry making the guys stepbrothers. Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent Release Date: 12/02/2008 Starring: Will Ferrell John C Reilly Run time: 105 minutes Rating: Ur

Crude, juvenile, and proud of it, Step Brothers stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as two 40-year-old men, both living at home and leading the lives of 13-year-old boys, who are thrown together when their single parents (Mary Steenburgen, Parenthood, and Richard Jenkins, Six Feet Under) get married. Brennan (Ferrell) and Dale (Reilly) start out hating each other as only teenage boys can--but things get even worse for their long-suffering parents when they become best friends. Step Brothers gets most of its mileage from very lowbrow humor, but hidden among the farts and masturbation jokes is the suggestion that while these guys may be emotionally arrested, so are Brennan's hotshot business executive brother (Adam Scott, Tell Me You Love Me) and his high-fiving frat-boy pals, just in a way that's condoned because it makes money. Also crucial is that Ferrell and Reilly capture adolescence in all its gruesome glory--the awkward insecurity but also the egomaniacal, arrogant self-centeredness. Mind you, this isn't the American version of The 400 Blows or anything--one of the movie's setpieces features Brennan tea-bagging Dale's drum set (and if you don't know what tea-bagging is... well, you will after seeing this movie). All in all, Step Brothers combines the adolescent humor of producer Judd Apatow (Superbad, Knocked Up) and the comic chemistry of Ferrell and Reilly (who previously costarred in Talladega Nights)--fans of either will find plenty to enjoy. --Bret Fetzer

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Customer Reviews:

  • Instant Classic
    This is Will Ferrell's triumphant return. This movie is absolutely hilarious. Will Ferrell and John C. Reily team again again for a dynamite comedy that keeps you laughing. An endless supply of one liners that keep you quoting the movie over and over....more info
  • Review of the first 1/2 hour
    I can really only comment on the first 1/2 hour of this DVD, since after 30 minutes of not laughing, the DVD was ejected from the player, never to be played again (at least by me.)

    As you might expect from the early retreat, I found the film to be a crude, pointless attempt at showing the worst possible behavior of two middle-aged losers who are forced to coexist when their parents marry. (Think Brady Bunch with 40 year old "kids" and lots of f-bombs thrown in.)

    The premise is funny, but that's as far as the humor goes in this movie. The sons act like they're 12, not 40. The combined IQ of the step-brothers is apparently about 90.

    If you feel that "F - you" / "No, F - you" is witty repartee, then go ahead and take a chance on this movie. Otherwise, I suggest you pass.
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  • Beyond Terrible
    I just don't get what's funny with this movie. It's pathetic and so rude to people with special needs (repeated use of the word retard). My teenager thought it was funny so I'm guessing that's who it's geared to. I wouldn't waste five cents on this horrible film....more info
  • I'm Sorry, Momma, I Just Love John C. Reilly.
    I'm sorry but I'm never getting sick of John C. Reilly. That's the way my life is going to always be. I'll like it like that forever. Better get used to it, momma.
    Let's take a look back at this guy's career, shall we? But let's also make it brief because I'm trying to review `Step-Brothers', not write my Masters Thesis in `High Hilarity in the Career of John C. Reilly'.
    Anyone one remember `What's Eating Gilbert Grape'? I don't either but I damn sure remember Reilly's break out killer uproarious role in `Boogie Nights' when he played Marky Mark's bestest friend. He made that movie perfect for me and has been making movie after movie just the best ever since- `Chicago Cab', `The Perfect Storm', `Gangs of New York' and who could forget the crazy hijinks of `Dark Water' about them dead kids on the roof- oh yes, John C. Reilly is obviously the Don Rickles of our generation.
    And if you pee'd your pants 7 times over watching `Walk Hard- The Dewey Cox Story' (it was an amusingly awkward matinee at the Mann's Cinema 16 Plaza that day) then `Step Brothers' will defiantly be kind of a let down because that damned Will Farrell is in about half of it.
    Sorry, momma, he's going to always be double great for the both of us. Shake-n-bake!
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  • Very funny, and I wasn't expecting it to be so good.
    I'm not a Will Ferrell fan, as far as his movies go. I loved him on SNL, but he was always a bit too much in his movies, and I've seen a lot of them. I didn't want to see this one, but I was stuck when visiting friends, and they said they had a good movie to watch, and it turned out to be this one. Well, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It was hilarious. Ferrell and Riley were a good combination, and it had a funny premise, two adult males who never grew up and still living at home acting like twelve year olds. Some of the stunts they pulled were exactly some of the ones my brother and his friends used to, so I guess I could really relate. A very stupidly humorous and entertaining film. I laughed like crazy!...more info
  • Advertise to children then make an unrated version!
    I and my ten year old saw this advertised whilst either watching a children's movie in the theatre or on children's TV. We did not notice that the version we got from a the rental store was an unrated version. It stopped playing after about 7 minutes after we had heard motherf#@$%# and were informed that one of the individuals had hair down to his b#$$%@#$.
    I returned it as not working and refused to get another version. Not their policy. So I said (in the company of my ten year old) "if I started talking like they did in the movie then I would be thrown out of the rental store.....". Got a different movie instead.
    Crummy. ...more info
  • I Can't Remember A Funnier Movie
    Often, you see a preview that looks great and based on the preview you watch it. But often, the preview shows the only great scenes in the movie and afterward you regret watching it. I am happy to say that the incredibly funny R rated preview of Step Brothers show only a glimpse of this great movie. If you liked Wedding Crashers, you will love this movie. I don't give away plots in my review but I will say this has unique, in your face shockingly funny scenes that roll 1 after another. It has Will Ferrell at his idiot best, at least as good as he was in Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (Unrated Widescreen Edition). And surprisingly, Reilly holds his own. I will put it this way, if you like movies such as Good Luck Chuck (Unrated) [Blu-ray], Wedding Crashers [Blu-ray], Old School (Unrated Edition) [Blu-ray], Me, Myself & Irene [Blu-ray] or Road Trip (Unrated Edition), you will enjoy Step Brothers. If raunchy humor appeals to you only sometimes, you may want to rent it first. ...more info
  • Absurd yet hilarious!
    Don't let all the negative reviews scare you off. If you are looking for an intelligent film then don't watch this movie. If you feel the need for immature and brainless entertainment then look no further....more info
  • Don't Lose Your Dinosaur
    If you've seen the preview of this movie, you already know what's in store. It's going to be a ton of juvenile antics, hilarious ad-libbing, and a comedic duo in Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly just delivering nonsensical humor from beginning to end. Brendan (Ferrell) and Dale (Reilly) are 40-year old men without jobs. They have no prospects. They have no love life. They possess nothing that the average adult covets. What the two do have, however, is a child-like desire to have fun, to live life to the fullest, and the ability to eschew adulthood at all costs. When their parents marry one another there is initial step-sibling resentment, but they quickly become best friends. From there, they rely on great lines, superb gags, a good deal of vulgarity, and the wackiness their fans have grown to enjoy to deliver the hilarity. That's the gist of this movie. It's exactly what I expected and I laughed, HARD.

    For those who didn't enjoy this movie and didn't find it funny, I'd suggest you "lost your dinosaur." Towards the end of the movie, Dale's father Dr. Robert Doback (Richard Jenkins) delivers a speech about his inability to go back in time and pretend being a T-Rex, something he so desperately wanted as a child. The message is the very meaning of this movie and in large part Ferrell and Reilly's comedic oeuvre (because they're artists). Essentially, it's about attempting to be free-spirited, having fun, enjoying everything, and maintaining the youthful belief that absolutely anything is possible as long as you truly believe and try your hardest. It's about letting go of inhibitions. It's about taking chances without worries. It's about ignoring the reasons why a movie is not plausible, why a plot-device is weak, or why Back to the Future just "doesn't make sense". Sit back, shut up, and enjoy as a child would (with the obvious difference that you'll enjoy adult humor). After all, ignorance is bliss. Enjoy the pirates, the tree house, the Hulk Smash Hands, the bunk beds, and the karate gear. It's alright to laugh, be silly, and act capriciously. The very actions invigorate. Enjoy life. Don't lose your dinosaur....more info
  • Hilarious!
    The dynamic duo are back to bring us one "laughing so hard that you're crying" movie. If you're looking to laugh hard at some crude humor, then this is for you....more info
  • Artistic Comedy
    I think the people who don't like this movie are stuck as a 13 year old, and I think that is just as hilarious as the movie. The movie was mocking them and they don't get it. So all the people out there who don't like this movie, be careful what you say about art- it reflects who you are and it will sometimes mock you. We live in a Post-Pop Art world. Great film, will buy. ...more info
  • Awesomeness!
    A must see comedy. These two are great actor's together. They compliment each other. It's a movie you can just buy without having to watch its that funny. It's a must own in your movie collection.
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