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Step Brothers

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Step Brothers is a 2008 American slapstick buddy-comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller, and stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, who originally teamed up in Talladega Nights (2006). The screenplay was written by Ferrell and McKay, from a story written by Ferrell, McKay and Reilly. The film was released on July 25, 2008. Brennan Huff and Dale Doback (Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly) are two unemployed 40 year-old spoiled men who still live with, and are reliant on, their parents. They have no intention of moving out or finding jobs and behave childishly. Robert and Nancy (Richard Jenkins and Mary Steenburgen), upon meeting during a work conference, get married and move in together, forcing Brennan and Dale to live with each other as step brothers; they are resentful and display a childish dislike towards each other. Dale warns Brennan not to touch his drum set, but Brennan does it anyhow days later while Dale is not at home. This ignites a huge fight, which takes place from upstairs down to the front yard, ending with a stalemate. Shortly after the fight, they watch Shark Week together, but Robert and Nancy switch off the television and warn


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Genre: Comedy

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Director: Adam McKay

Producer: Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, David Householter

Cast: Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Shira Piven, Rob Riggle, Andrea Savage, John C. Reilly, Lurie Poston, Elizabeth Yozamp, Logan Manus

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Rated R Pervasive Language|Crude and Sexual Content

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  • (Male)

    Not ok | Not Worth Your Time

    It could have been a real good funny movie, but it just devolved into trash. It is a movie i wish I had turned off rather than sitting through the whole movie thinking it might redeem itself.

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  • (Male)

    Mature 17+ | Worth Your Time

    Step Brothers... a movie that will go down in history as a classic for Will Ferrell. This is one of my favorite crude humor movies. If I need a good laugh This is the movie I turn too. You cant go wrong. From the very beginning of the the movie it has me laughing until the end. I love the one-liners that you can quote with your friends all the time. If you are looking for a good laugh, watch this!

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    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Loved this movie thought that it was amazing and was incredibly funny. Has the best one-liners in it ever.

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The hits produced by Judd Apatow and company have always pushed the limits of what's considered cinematic and comic good taste. But what ultimately redeemed the better movies of that naughty-comedy bunch — "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up," for example — is that they had a real heart beating inside the crude body. However, their latest, "Step Brothers," is fairly heartless. And once the shock from some of the more noxious jokes wears off, the movie just turns annoying and repetitive. The comedy reteams Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, who appeared together in 2006's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." They co-wrote the script and play the title characters, adult adolescents who live with their respective single parents. Brennan Huff (Ferrell) is still being spoiled rotten by his kindhearted mother, Nancy (Mary Steenburgen), while Dale Doback (Reilly) is practically bullying his father, Robert (Richard Jenkins). But their comfortable lifestyles appear to be endangered when Robert and Nancy meet, fall in love and decide to get married. Suddenly, Brennan and Dale are forced to share a room. And as expected, these two strong personalities develop a sibling rivalry. Though eventually the two men do find something to bring them together: Brennan's successful younger brother, Derek (Adam Scott), whom they both despise. Again, there's too much emphasis on crudity and not enough on characterizations. The choice of director — "Talladega Nights" helmer Adam McKay — doesn't help. McKay has no sense of pacing, and there appear to be several transition scenes missing, though you really don't want this silly mess to last longer than it already does. Also, Ferrell and Reilly have played these kinds of doofuses so many times now that it's become old and feels stale. "Step Brothers" is rated R for crude sexual and scatological humor (references and sight gags), strong sexual profanity and other language, supposedly comic violence (mostly brawling), simulated sex and other sexual contact, brief male nudity and glimpses of nude photos, derogatory slurs and language (some based on sexual preference), brief marijuana references, and brief movie gore. Running time: 95 minutes. E-MAIL: jeff@desnews.com

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Okfor ages12+