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*** Official STEP BROTHERS Discussion Thread


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#1 of 7 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted August 02 2008 - 10:34 PM

This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "Step Brothers". Please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

All HTF member film reviews of "Step Brothers" should be posted to the Official Review Thread.

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#2 of 7 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted August 02 2008 - 10:36 PM

I must admit that I have no interest in seeing this film in a movie theater. However, in the future if it's on the satellite as I'm channel surfing, I'll probably sample it to see if it makes me laugh at all. Crawdaddy

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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted August 12 2008 - 01:50 PM

Wow - did no one else in this forum see the movie??? Posted Image

I took it in today and liked it quite a lot. It was MUCH funnier than the tired and tedious Pineapple Express and really worked well. The third act falters a bit, but Ferrell and Reilly show great chemistry - enough to pack the movie with more than a few laughs. I'm a tough audience for comedies, but I laughed out loud at least two dozen times during this one, and that's a LOT for me. By contrast, Express provoked maybe three small chuckles and that was it.

I just adore Reilly - he actually makes a fart joke funny here, something I didn't think ANYONE could do. Sure, Ferrell plays the same man-child as usual, but the role seems more logical here, and he works so well with Reilly that he comes across at his best.

Funny how so many not-too-hot Ferrell films like Blades of Glory earn big bucks but something good like Step Brothers falls by the wayside... Posted Image
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Posted August 13 2008 - 06:23 AM

I wouldn't say it fell by the wayside. Everything opening after the Dark Knight has fallen victim. Including Pineapple Express. But, I agree - this movie is hilarious. These guys have 3 films now - Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and Step Brothers. I love all 3 for various reasons. Step Brothers is not as quotable, but there are some physical comedy moments that are priceless - such as the fart, the sleepwalking, etc.

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Posted August 13 2008 - 06:33 AM

I actually liked this better than Anchorman or Talladega Nights because they totally nail the "kid brothers" dynamic. It is basically a SNL skit stretched into a 90 minute feature, but there are enough gags there to keep it funny. I understand the criticisms of it, but I had a good time with it. It reminded me actually of the 90s-era Adam Sandler movies with some of the more over-the-top/bizarre humor mixed with Ferrell's work on SNL. Way better than Semi-Pro (which was a funny concept, just not a funny movie).

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Posted August 14 2008 - 03:30 AM


I dunno - I would've liked it if just for Dale's claim that his house was built in 1825 by General Custer! Posted Image

That does remind me of a logic goof, though. When the parents split in the third act, why does Dale's mom have to leave the house? It's hers! I understand it's a plot point to motivate action, but it makes no sense...
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   BrettV

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Posted August 14 2008 - 06:12 PM

Loved this movie. Alot of laugh out loud moments for me.




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