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Brennan' mom and Dale's dad marry which forces the two immature, lazy men to live together as step brothers. But their laziness threaten to tear the family apart and they must come up with a plan to get their parents back together.
Comedy - This is a silly, often crude comedy aimed at the young adult male
market. Those offended by crude humor, constant rough language, and
broad physical gags would best to steer clear. Fans of the two stars
will have plenty to savor here.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; over 30 S-words; 1 GD; many others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex; unrelated male and female nudity. VIOLENCE: Fights, falls played largely for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol. ACTION: Some fighting. COMEDY: Silly slapstick; crude and suggestive gags.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Below Average Few films are worse to sit through than comedies that don't work. Step Brothers is one of those.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average I'm sure I've seen movies with more extreme language than 'Step Brothers,' but here it seems to serve no purpose other than simply to exist. In its own tiny way, it lowers the civility of our civilization.
USA TodayFull Review Average Like a few other comedies in recent memory, this feels it should have been a Saturday Night Live skit rather than a full-length film.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 111 moviegoers:
TEENS:As expected, THE GUYS LOVED "STEP BROTHERS." The female reviews were good, but not great. Just over half truly enjoyed it with most of the rest rating it "Good/Average." Just a few actually hated it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:About three-quarters of the guys loved it, but most of the remaining quarter rated it fairly low. The females rated "Step Brothers" somewhat lower. Only about half truly enjoyed it. About half of the remaining reviews are in the average to below average range, which is prety low. Quite a large percentage rated it "Poor." Overall, recommended for the guys but the ladies should proceed with caution.
ADULTS:Just over half of the male and female reviews are "Very Good," or higher. This indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. The remaining reviews are very mixed. They range from average to terrible. This means that you have about a 50/50 chance of truly enjoying "Step Brothers."
Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) is a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy (Mary Steenburgen). Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) is a terminally unemployed forty-year-old who lives with his father, Robert (Richard Jenkins). When Robert and Nancy marry and move in together, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers. As their narcissism and downright aggressive laziness threaten to tear the family apart, these two middle-aged, immature, overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane, elaborate plan to bring their parents back together. To pull it off, they must form an unlikely bond that maybe, just maybe, will finally get them out of the house.