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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…
Regardless of the massive amount of times I've seen this, Step Brothers never loses its hilarity or charm.
A completely laid-back and honest comedy, it's original in its plot and witty in its dialogue.
It's incredible crudeness is balanced out by its cuteness and quirky soundtrack.
I just think its absolutely brilliant. I have for 5 years, and no doubt will continue to for many more to come.
It's not worth 5 stars. But for all the evenings it's helped 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!"
More like Shit Brothers..........
Maybe someday we could become friends. Friends who ride majestic, translucent steeds, shooting flaming arrows across the bridge of Hemdale
A 21st century anomaly: people liking Will Ferrell.
Every cast member knows how to act fucking funny. oh boy, I am deeply consoled.
No less a scathing critique than THE BIG SHORT. It takes the stunted man-children seen in the Apatow movies that led up to this point and exaggerates their tendencies only slightly. There's nothing beautiful, simple or touching about Ferrell's and Reilley's behaviour and worldviews, but their performances are so completely committed that you can't help but to be swept away with their schemes and plans. I think I'd previously seen a longer "unrated" cut, which probably is the reason I remembered this as somewhat flabbier and less focused. Hope the Big Short's prestige success doesn't mean McKay has abandoned this sort of filmmaking.
4.5 out of 5 possible stars.
Step Brothers is one of my favorite go-to comedy movies. It never fails to put a smile on my face and give me an aching stomach from laughter. My reasoning for taking .5 star off my rating was purely biased, Im not a huge fan of John C. Reilly, but I think he did fit the character of Dale very well.
First time I've seen it since the cinema, but I've quoted so much of it in the last eight years and I laughed myself stoopid all over again. Like a reverse Bugsy Malone with Ferrell and Reilly playing giant children, it's the most sustained feat of goddamned heroic foolishness you've ever seen- an absolute masterpiece of stupidity.
"You wrecked my fucking boat, you goon."
Definitely has its funny moments, sure, but they're far outnumbered by the not-so funny ones that look, feel, and are vaguely stitched together like discarded Farrelly Brothers gags from ten years previous. Casting both Richard Jenkins and Mary Steenburgen opposite these overgrown goons is where any flashes of genius lie, their general, ordinary warmth the perfect counterpart for the exhaustive thunder Ferrell insists on hammering everywhere he goes. I grew impatient and tired of him by the time "Prestige Worldwide" rolled out, and now that I think about it, Step Brothers can mark the turning point in my tolerance for Ferrell's own worldwide (over)exposure. Glad I visited this, even if only to remind me why I now run from everything he's touched since.
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