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Step Brothers (2008)

R | | Comedy | 25 July 2008 (USA)
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Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

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Adam McKay

Writers:

Will Ferrell (screenplay), Adam McKay (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Elizabeth Yozamp ... Tiffany
Logan Manus ... Chris Gardoki
Travis T. Flory ... Redheaded Kid (as Travis Flory)
Lili Rose McKay Lili Rose McKay ... 7-Year-Old Girl (as Lili McKay)
Shira Piven ... Nurse
Seth Morris ... Doctor
Wayne Federman ... Blind Man
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Storyline

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback are both about 40 when Brennan's mom and Dale's dad marry. The sons still live with the parents so they must now share a room. Initial antipathy threatens the household's peace and the parents' relationship. Dad lays down the law: both slackers have a week to find a job. Out of the job search and their love of music comes a pact that leads to friendship but more domestic disarray compounded by the boys' sleepwalking. Hovering nearby are Brennan's successful brother and his lonely wife: the brother wants to help sell his step-father's house, the wife wants Dale's attention, and the newlyweds want to retire and sail the seven seas. Can harmony come from the discord? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They grow up so fast.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Step Brothers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,940,732, 27 July 2008

Gross USA:

$100,468,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,107,642
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated) | (extended DVD edition)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mary Steenburgen and John C. Reilly both appeared in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. See more »

Goofs

When Dale and Brennan are throwing Christmas presents while sleepwalking, only two smaller boxes land on the top of the bed. When they come back for round two, there are several larger presents stacked up at the foot of the bed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nancy Huff: Hey, Brennan.
Brennan Huff: Mom, I'm watching the thing...
Nancy Huff: Yeah. I'm leaving.
Brennan Huff: ...with the lady.
Nancy Huff: Okay, I'll be home around 11.
Brennan Huff: Bye, Mom.
Nancy Huff: Bye, Brennan.
Aerobic Instructress on TV: Let's slowly get those hips up.
[Brennan shoves his hand down his pants]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

There are two additional short scenes, one during the credits and one afterwards. They are; Brennan & Dale arrive in a helicopter to have a rematch fight with the junior high bullies. Brennan & Dale suffering another joint bout of sleepwalking, colliding into one another before heading out of a door. See more »

Alternate Versions

The unrated version has 8 minutes of additional footage not in the theatrical release. See more »

Connections

References Heavy Metal (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

You're on My Mind
Written by Ronnie Wood (as Ronald Wood)
Performed by KO & The Knockouts
Courtesy of Wicked Cool Records
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User Reviews

 
Plenty Of Laughs With Ferrell And Reilly
14 April 2017 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

"Step Brothers" is a comedy in the vein of dumb and dumber, with a pair of good comic actors (Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly) portraying two losers who still live with their parents and lead irresponsible lives.

Reilly is the perfect foil and he is fearless when it comes to committing to the role. But no one is better at playing the man-child than Will Ferrell (except maybe Paul Reubens). The nonstop punchlines combined with some physical humor are a feast for this twosome.

This is not highbrow humor, but its among the best of its kind.


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