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Disgusting

  • Jun 5, 2009
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In the realm of Hollywood movies, there are a select group of actors that are reliably disgusting and crude in their productions. Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, and Adam Sandler used to be this way, now its the turn of the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen, Jack Black, and Will Ferrel. Starting of with Blades of Glory, and now continuuing with Step Brothers, Will Ferrel has helped make crude comedy mainstream. This movie is about two middle-aged men who have not grown up, each living in their parent's house. When their parent's meet and marry, they end up as stepbrothers and proceed to first fight each other, and then become best friends. This is not the first Hollywood movie about two individuals who suddenly become stepbrothers or stepsisters; but this is certainly the most disgusting movie of this topic. Whether its a close-up of Ferrel's testicles, or Reilly farting during a job interview, this movie is beyond ridiculous. There are many funny scenes during this movie, but some are just beyond believable, and makes the audience wonder what type of parents would raise such people. And this criticism is why I give this movie 3/5 stars, great comedies are great because you don't see the laughs coming until its too late. Not here, most of the funny scenes are hinted at long before they occur. But so is modern Hollywood. Alll in all, an OK movie; not great, but worth the 2 hours of idle time.

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Crude, juvenile, and proud of it,Step Brothersstars 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 ofThe 400 Blowsor 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 Brotherscombines the adolescent humor of producer Judd Apatow (Superbad,Knocked Up) and the comic chemistry of Ferrell and Reilly (who previously costarred inTalladega Nights)--fans of either will find plenty to enjoy. --Bret ...
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DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008
Runtime: 203 minutes
Studio: SONY PICTURES

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