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Step Brothers (DVD)
Member Name: kinglillie
Step Brothers (DVD)
Advantages: Very funny film
I absolutely love Will Ferrell and would undoubtedly deem him as one of the funniest men in the film industry. With Anchorman being one of my favourite films I couldn't wait to rush out and buy Step Brothers as it is from the people that brought Anchorman to our screens, it also features Will Ferrell and John C Reilly as the main characters, hurrah!
I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I'd actually heard very little about the film. Watching it, within minutes I was literally in tears of laughter. The script is brilliantly put together and Brennan (Ferrell) and Dale (Reilly) are the ultimate double act with some brilliant one liners and moments of comic genius. They bounce off each other perfectly.
The story line itself even written down on paper is hilarious. Two middle aged men who still live at home who are then forced to live under the same roof when their parents marry each other. There is obviously some friction between the two to begin with which is absolutely hilarious, especially the new family's first dinner altogether.
Other names that you might recognise from the cast would be Mary Steenburgen who plays Brennan's lovely and understanding mother. I've seen her in Curb your Enthusiasm and The Proposal quite recently. As well as Richard Jenkins who plays Dale's Father. I recognised him from Burn After Reading amongst other films. The cast generally is very vast and all characters are side achingly funny. I especially love Brennan's brother's family, there are some brilliant scenes when they come to visit for a full family dinner party.
There will be some moments that you won't able to watch because it is so cringe worthy, but these just add to how utterly ridiculous yet superb the film is.
I cannot recommend this film enough as I just found it brilliant. I know there are some reviews saying that the film is too silly and childish but as well as this it is very well put together and scripted.
Step Brothers is very reasonable to buy on DVD, it is selling in HMV for £2.99 and on Amazon at the moment for £2.50 for a new copy.
Summary: Will Freell and John C Reilly are the perfect double act!