Give me your top 10 favorite comedies!
They grow up so fast.
Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his mom's marriage to Dale's dad, leaving everyone to wonder whether they'll ever see eye to eye.
"Holy Santa Claus shit!"
Quite possibly my favorite comedy of all time. The Adam McKay and Will Ferrell duo struck cult gold with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, but the absurdity was raised even further with this surreal masterpiece. Step Brothers is an absolute hilarity from beginning to end, conjuring a level of insanity within such immaculate casting and performances that you can't help but be in total awe of its creation.
The film never stops, jumping from mountain peak to mountain peak of utter foolishness in a way that only heightens its strange logic. Step Brothers doesn't take the easy way out and craft some action climax to conclude its character arcs; Instead, it takes a complete nosedive…
“Brennan, that is the voice of an angel. Brennan I can’t even make eye contact with you right now. Your voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.”
Regardless of the massive amount of times I've seen this, Step Brothers never loses its hilarity or charm.
I just think its absolutely brilliant. I have for years, and I can't see this ever being demoted from being one of the funniest films I've ever seen.
In terms of production it's probably not worth 5 stars. But for all the evenings it's made me laugh through, I couldn't possibly give it any less.
"John Bonham's playing 'Moby Dick' for real!"
This is one of my favorite comedies so I have no idea why it's been so long since the last time I watched it (and by 'so long', I mean probably a year or so). Step Brothers is ridiculous and can (obviously, with the talent involved) be so immature in it's humor - but that's exactly why I love every moment of it. Like Anchorman, there are so many quotable lines (many of which I actually reference pretty often in my life - and if you don't get certain references from either movie, then you're probably not as cool a friend/family member as I originally thought).
I give it the full five-star rating because it's a personal favorite and one of those comedies that I can continuously rewatch for the rest of my life and never get sick of it. One of Will Ferrell's best, in my opinion.
it may be dumb but it still gets me laughing...
and the t shirts that both of them wear throughout the movie are freaking awesome!
"You're not a doctor... you're a big, fat, curly-headed fuck!"
When Andrea and I first started seeing each other, she quickly became accustomed to my funny bone being nursed by Will Ferrell in 'Anchorman'. Shortly afterwards, 'Step Brothers' was released, and dually became a house favourite. Starring Ferrell and Reilly in the eponymous roles, the juvenile ridiculousness that ensues, is not only mind numbingly stupid, but hilarious. It is the kind of film, that doesn't come along often, with a moronic, slapstick approach that not only captivates, but entertains to a degree few others can muster.
Nothing about Step Brothers is particularly intelligent, it is almost base level comedy, the likes I loved from supremo's such as Mike Myers and Leslie Nielson in times gone by. Yet, the film also…
One of the best comedies of all time.
In that same year of 2008 Kirk Lazarus warned that one should not go full retarded. No need to say that Will Ferrel and John C. Reilly overstepped that line.
This was just completely ridiculous. I loved the way that Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Dale (John C. Reilly) acted so much like kids, in almost every aspect of the movie, which made it hilarious.
The two men are just so juvenile throughout, and although they do eventually grow up and get jobs at the end, which is a little disappointing, the jokes and farce just get more and more ridiculous as the movie goes on, especially how they are bullied by young children at the nearby playground.
Overall, this gets a 7.7 because it was very funny, and coupled with one of my favourite comedy actors: Will Ferrell, it was great fun to watch.
And that’s one month of films…
It's been a long ass time since I've seen this and I was so unbelievably happy to find out that this entire movie is pretty much just mocking the worst parts of white culture. There isn't a single character who doesn't represent embarrassing white people in some way and it's awesome. Ferrell and Reilly are nails along with everyone else but Adam Scott is really the one who steals the show. Everything coming out of his mouth is bullseye comedy. I wasn't a fan of some of the obvious improv stuff (which is a general complaint of mine with a lot of comedies) but everything else succeeds.
Why are you so sweaty?
I was watching Cops.
This movie is so damn hilarious. One of Will Ferrells best. Just one of those movies that never gets old no matter how many times you watch it. And I pretty much know the whole script to this movie.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The plot's a nonsensical nothing, seemingly just something to hang jokes on, and the message doesn't make any sense, but it's mostly saved by the fact that it is actually funny. It leans heavy on non-sequiturs in the dialogue, but that's one of my favorite things Adam McKay does in his film, so it worked for me. It is still pretty light overall, though. It wasn't as enjoyable for me as Anchorman 2, which I need to rewatch, but I recall being downright cathartic with its surreal escalations. At least it's not like Talladega Nights, where it felt like they almost forgot to put enough jokes in.
-The fight in the front yard
-"I'll never call him dad.…
For humour alone I would honestly give this a 5/5 but oh my god the final half hour is boring and generally bad beyond comprehension and it just brings everything down
After hearing an interview where Adam McKay said that of all his movies he enjoyed making “Step Brothers” the most, I figured I might as well rewatch it. While I liked it more than I did the last time I saw it, I still see it as his weakest film. The comedy is extremely hit or miss and while there are genuinely hilarious moments, most of the physical comedy doesn’t land, and film does little with its interesting premise. Ferrell and Reilly are great, but suffer from lazy characterization. In some scenes they seem not only to have maturity issues, but also to be mentality handicapped if it serves the comedy of the scene. Still the two are entertaining to spend time with and the film is harmless viewing even if it might not be very good.
Will Ferrell and John C Reilly really play off of each other very well. They should have done a third movie together.
Overweight, loveless, wood paneling, empty parking lots, basements, loners, madness, sadness, isolation, depression, fantasy, eccentric, filth, sleaze...
Charlie Kaufman, Todd…
Important films. Made rather hastily, so maybe if I get around to caring I'll start replacing some choices with others.…