Movie Review: Step Brothers

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Synopsis: Brennan Huff, a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old, lives with his mother, Nancy. Dale Doback, a terminally unemployed forty-year-old lives with his father, Robert. 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.
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Adam Scott, Mary Steenburgen, Kathryn Hahn
Directed by: Adam McKay
U.S. Rating: R

We don't see two 40-year-old men acting and behaving like two 10-years-old boys. This is the case of Step Brothers. Two of the weirdest and most unique actors in Hollywood: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, but at the same time, two of my top favorite comedy actors, get together one more time to bring one hilarious film for our own entertainment.

The Step Brothers is the story of Brennan Huff and Dale Doback, two unemployed 40 year-old spoiled men who still live with, and are reliant on, their mom (Brennan) and dad (Dale). They have absolute no intention of moving out or finding jobs, and all they do perfectly well? To behave exttemely childishly. Robert and Nancy are Dale's dad and Brennan's mother. They met during a work conference, got married and moved in together, forcing Brennan and Dale to live with each other as step brothers. They are resentful and display a crazy childish dislike towards each other. Later they will find they have more in common than they thought, but that doesn't change much their childish dislike towards each other. When Brennan's successful, conceited, biological younger brother Derek, who is regularly cruel to Brennan out of fun, comes to visit with his oddly perfect family, Brennan and Dale retreat to Dale's tree house. Derek drops by to mock them, and entices Dale to punch him in the face, which Dale actually does, knocking Derek out of the tree. Brennan is awed by the fact that Dale was able to stand up to Derek.

Robert and Nancy decide to chase their retirement dream: Sale their home, get in Robert's sailing boat and travel around the world. This plan hits Brennan and Dale in the face, since they will ave to leave the house and take responsibilities, grow up and take care of themselves finding a job.

Brennan and Dale try to ruin every single intent of Derek selling Robert's house and that causes lots of trouble on Robert and Nancy's relation. They decide to split and that event force Brennan and Dale to think on their behavior and what they need to do to change things and make it up to their parents and for their own good and personal progress.

At the end, Brennan and Dale form their successful company that runs karaoke bars and restaurants. Six months later, Robert and Nancy are reunited and move back into their old home, with a new tree house made from their boat, destroyed by Brennan and Dale.

A pretty funny film totally recommended for a good lazy weekend at home :)

I would rate this movie with a 3.5/5

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