“Step Brothers” Review

I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that not ALL the funny moments in “Step Brothers” were revealed in the trailers. Surprised?! I decided to go into the movie not expecting a whole lot and when the movie was over I wasn’t all that disappointed! I’ve noticed a lot of reviews are giving it a hard time for its f-bombs and repetitive one-liners. But what else can one expect? You have to go into this movie anticipating the normal Will Farrell and John C. Reilly high jinks or else you are just expecting way too much. With the right mind set, “Step Brothers” will happily entertain you and you will soon forget you even saw this movie until you rent it and it dawns on you that you saw it in the theater. Anywho, here are the Pros and Cons to “Step Brothers.”

- It’s short. Run Time 95 minutes.

- Mary Steenburgen and Richard Jenkins – the parents of the 40 year old man children deliver a realistic portrayal of conflicted parents who love their boys, but are at their wits end.

- The occasional great quote – like the other Reilly and/or Farrell movies, the script supplies the audience with a few quotes to store away and use for months to come. (i.e. – “You have the voice of an angel. I mean, it's like Fergie meets Jesus.”)

- The ending – lessons are learned, under dogs succeed and the man-children get to stay man-children. (heartwarming sigh)

- The F-bomb – I’ve officially reached my f-bomb quota for the year since seeing this movie.

- It’s not going win an Academy Award this season – although funny in its own Will Farrell, Adam McKay and John C. Reilly way, they really just fall into a “comedy” category of their own, not to compete with the “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Juno,” and recent “Pineapple Express” comedies.

Unique Qualities:
- It is what it is. So, sit back, relax, you definitely won’t have to think and just enjoy the insanity.

“Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.” – Frank Sinatra
So may the prayers, tranquilizers and JD be with you and see you next time.

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