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Step Brothers

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Director: Adam McKay

Cast: Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen

     
 

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly re-team with that film's director, Adam McKay, to tell the tale of two pampered best friends whose single parents fall in love and decide to marry. McKay and Ferrell share screenwriting…  See more details below

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly re-team with that film's director, Adam McKay, to tell the tale of two pampered best friends whose single parents fall in love and decide to marry. McKay and Ferrell share screenwriting credits, and Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller produce.

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When you hear that Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and John C. Reilly had so much fun making Talladega Nights that they decided to throw another movie together just for fun, you have pretty clear knowledge -- or at least hope -- of what you're going to get. There will be comedic male nudity (and really, what male nudity isn't?), there will be guys self-seriously comparing themselves to ninja unicorns, and God willing, someone will get buried alive. Step Brothers delivers on all this, as well as on the infamous R rating (Ferrell himself reveals his own full-frontal crown jewels within the first half-hour, though, of course, it's possible that they're prosthetics), a notorious first for McKay, an Upright Citizens Brigade alum and longtime Ferrell collaborator. There are big, stupid belly laughs at big, stupid gross-out jokes from opening titles to closing credits, and despite the distinct feeling that none of the comedic triumvirate were waiting around for a script with a truly innovative story, they all make use of the open-ended premise. (Two 40-year-old men with curly hair act like nine-year-olds, except with more dick jokes. The end.) There's tons of room for awesomely offensive and over-the-top improvisations, and at no point does it feel like anybody is playing it safe or pushing the boundaries -- everybody is just going with their first, most hilarious impulses. The unmistakable chemistry between Ferrell and Reilly was enough to inspire the production of this movie in the first place, and it's more than enough to propel it. For all his indie cred and accolades, Reilly is right at home playing a middle-aged man-child who insists on being called "Dragon" and wants you to fight him with a bo staff. Likewise, this is Ferrell's bread and butter, though the alchemy that happens when he shares the screen with Reilly brings out something new -- something you can't quite, in fairness, call "refined," but is still, nonetheless more impressively focused than his usual schtick. And it's not just the leading men who make Step Brothers such a good time; Kathryn Hahn (the office lady in Anchorman who tips Christina Applegate off about the teleprompter) makes an awesomely over-the-top appearance as the WASP-y, sexually frustrated wife of Ferrell's little brother -- a douchebag Dane Cook bro played just as expertly (if also terrifyingly) by a Heineken- and Creatine-buzzed Adam Scott. Obligatory cameos are made by regulars of the Daily Show and Apatow crowds, but those moments are pure icing. The delicious molten chocolate center is just watching Ferrell and Reilly act like idiotic geniuses.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2008
UPC:
0043396292918
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Extended & alternate scenes; Line-o-rama; Gag reel; "Boats 'N Hoes" - full music video; The making of Step Brothers; Commentary with Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Adam McKay, special guest NBA star Baron Davis and scored by Jon Brion

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Ferrell Brennan Huff
John C. Reilly Dale Doback
Mary Steenburgen Nancy Huff
Richard Jenkins Dr. Robert Doback
Adam Scott Derek
Kathryn Hahn Alice
Andrea Savage Denise
Lurie Poston Tommy
Elizabeth Yozamp Tiffany
Logan Manus Chris Gardoki
Travis Flory Redheaded Kid
Lili McKay 7-year-old girl
Shira Piven Nurse
Seth Morris Doctor
Wayne Federman Blind Man
Maria Quiban TV Anchor
Danielle Schneider Receptionist
Gillian Vigman Pam Gringe
Brian Huskey Interviewer
Seth Rogen Sporting Goods Manager
Brian Henchy Interviewer
Chris Henchy First homebuyer
Chris Henchy First homebuyer
Mary Catherine Hamelin First homebuyer
Ian Roberts Male Therapist
Erica Vittana Phillips Second homebuyer
Phil LaMarr second homebuyer
Rob Riggle Randy
Jason Davis TJ
Paula Killen Rental Agent
Ken Jeong Employment Agent
Horatio Sanz Lead Singer
Kyle Felts Wine Mixer Heckler
Jake Szymanski Caterer
Matt Walsh Drunk Corporate Guy
Dmitri Schuyler-Linch 6-year-old Derek
Bryce Hurless 9-year-old Brennan
Brent White Therapy Patient

Technical Credits
Adam McKay Director,Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Judd Apatow Producer
Yvonne Bastidos Costumes/Costume Designer
Jon Brion Score Composer
Central Casting Casting
Josh Church Co-producer
Jessica Elbaum Associate Producer
Andrew Epstein Associate Producer
Will Ferrell Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Clayton R. Hartley Production Designer
David B. Householter Executive Producer
Allison Jones Casting
Susan Matheson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jimmy Miller Producer
Virginia Randolph-Weaver Art Director
Matt Rebenkoff Asst. Director
John C. Reilly Original Story
Susan Strubel Costumes/Costume Designer
James Tocci Set Decoration/Design
Charlie Vassar Set Decoration/Design
Brent White Editor
Hal Willner Musical Direction/Supervision
Oliver Wood Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Step Brothers
1. Chapter 1 [3:51]
2. Chapter 2 [3:56]
3. Chapter 3 [4:16]
4. Chapter 4 [3:21]
5. Chapter 5 [1:53]
6. Chapter 6 [2:41]
7. Chapter 7 [3:44]
8. Chapter 8 [3:36]
9. Chapter 9 [3:44]
10. Chapter 10 [4:16]
11. Chapter 11 [3:27]
12. Chapter 12 [3:29]
13. Chapter 13 [3:00]
14. Chapter 14 [2:46]
15. Chapter 15 [3:14]
16. Chapter 16 [2:32]
17. Chapter 17 [1:49]
18. Chapter 18 [4:47]
19. Chapter 19 [3:02]
20. Chapter 20 [:24]
21. Chapter 21 [1:47]
22. Chapter 22 [2:16]
23. Chapter 23 [2:23]
24. Chapter 24 [4:04]
25. Chapter 25 [3:50]
26. Chapter 26 [3:06]
27. Chapter 27 [5:11]
28. Chapter 28 [8:07]

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Step Brothers 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far the funniest movie I've seen. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly make a great comedy team. I was laughing from beginning to end of this film, and I will never forget the "as soon as you close your eyes, I'm gonna punch you square in the face..." scene! Hilarious!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still one of the best comedies out there!
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Jay_Godzilla_fan More than 1 year ago
this movie was much funnier then i expected! had me rolling throughout the movie! i dont want to talk to much about it to ruin the funny parts but basicly there parents get married to eachother they hate eachother then like each other and the whole time it gets even funnier! Those two make a GREAT team!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking at reviews because I was thinking about hitting the Red Box tonight...but you just gave away the ending! Well done! Next time try a spoiler alert heading!
bv More than 1 year ago
This mildly amusing homoerotic comedy doesn't pack the wallop of most Judd Apatow produced idiotic movies. But there must be humorous moments, especially for the previous customer reviewers who seemed to enjoy the high school antics of this made-for-tv quality romp. It is unfortunate tnat the Will Ferrell character has to die at the end but it still is pretty funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This movie had me laughing every five seconds. One of the best comedies I have seen in quite some time. I haven't laughed this much since Austin Powers and the old Jim Carrey comedies. In fact I went to see "Stepbrothers" twice before it came out on DVD.
Kinger-From-Bako More than 1 year ago
This movie made me once again believe that Will Ferrell is funny. If you get the chance, purchase the 2-disc version which has some extended scenes with Ferrell and Reilly opening Christmas gifts (hilarious) and line-o-rama that is to die for!
bert More than 1 year ago
This movie is so funny, I laugh my butt of this movie.
Ryleigh More than 1 year ago
This was awful! Could not watch more than the first 10 minutes.
Evilnaruto44 More than 1 year ago
The movie is very funny. Will Ferrel and John C. Reilly are amazing. In this movie they are great. Good storyline and script, and just plain FUNNY.
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