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Step Brothers (2008) [Jul. 25th, 2008|04:52 am]
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This was the funniest piece of shit film I've watched in a while.


WARNING: I can smell the dichotomy on this one. You know how there are "chick flicks?" Well, this is not one of them. Here's the breaking point. You really have to enjoy infantile humor to laugh. If you don't find dick and fart (literally) humorous, then avoid this film.

Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) are 39 and 40 year old man-children, respectively, who are thrust together by a whirlwind late-life marriage of their parents, Nancy Huff (Mary Steenburgen) and Dr. Robert Doback (Richard Jenkins).


Only their mothers could love.


The film's story hardly registers. There is a long 3rd act. The only thing that saves this film . . . the jokes. This film was like the porn of comedy. I can imagine how much I'd hate this film, Ferrell, and Reilly, if I didn't find them hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing at the depravity. This film made me laugh so hard, I gave myself heartburn. That rarely happens.

If you're on the fence about this film, you won't miss out on Step Brothers if you wait for it to be available to rent. I almost feel bad for Reilly and Ferrell because a better story would have made for a low-brow gem.

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[User Picture]From: holzerhedrpca
2008-07-25 10:47 am (UTC)
I'd classify Semi-Pro as 'porn of comedy' too. Barely anything resembling a plot, but the jokes were intense.

Can't wait to see Stepbrothers!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-07-25 04:44 pm (UTC)
My friend saw both, and this apparently had better jokes than Semi-Pro. Most people really didn't like that b-ball film, in comparison.
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[User Picture]From: fsfwannabe
2008-07-25 10:59 am (UTC)
I almost feel bad for Reilly and Ferrell because a better story would have made for a low-brow gem.

Maybe if Ferrell hadn't written the story himself I'd feel a twinge of sympathy for him. He pretty much had every chance imaginable to make this story ideal for his abilities.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-07-25 04:39 pm (UTC)
My sentiment exactly . . . I mean, they wrote skits, which is ideal for Will's abilities, but there's just no real story to it.
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[User Picture]From: ryceratops
2008-07-25 01:35 pm (UTC)
The problem with these guys is they don't really work from a script, they let the camera roll and they do 30 minutes of impromptu comedy, and then they cut together the best takes. Talledega nights' actual plot was only a 20 minute movie with an extra 80 minutes of them goofing off for the camera. Its why I'm not a big fan of comedies - its just a self-serving showcase for the actors and material for the unlearned masses to quote from all the time.

If I hear one more person who thinks they are comic geniuses because they can recite scenes from Napolean Dynamite verbatim, i'm going to jump.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-07-25 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hahah, Napoleon Dynamite superfans. I'm not really sure what the plot of that film was . . .

I love comedies that have a better story to them . . . Wedding Crashers was a lot of fun and a decent story. There's Something About Mary . . . even Ace Ventura: Pet Detective had a plot.
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[User Picture]From: ryceratops
2008-07-25 05:05 pm (UTC)
i liked Dumb & Dumber
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-07-25 05:05 pm (UTC)
That too.

SAMSONITE! I was WAY OFF!
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