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New In Theatre Review: Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly

This weekend Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly joined together once again to bring us the movie “Step Brothers”. If you’ve seen Talladega Nights which they both starred in together or you saw Reilly’s “Walk the Line” The Dewey Cox story. Then you know what to expect in a movie starring these two actors. Laugh out loud stupidity. In this one, Ferrell stars as Brennan and Reilly stars as Dale. They are brought together when their parents get married, and they become step brothers. Now mind you they are both 40 year olds who still live with they’re single parent. Once they have to give up that life style and now share their life with each other, it’s not holding well with the two of them.

This movie was exactly what I expected. It was vulgar, it was silly, it was really dumb, and it was filled with the f-word. So I’m basically saying it was hilarious. When these two get together in a movie, you know you’re going to be laughing your f’ing ass off. They took full advantage of the movies R rating, with jokes laced with curses, and even a scene involving Ferrell’s nut sack. This movie is a parent’s nightmare, as these two grown men refuse to grow up and except being adults. The movie also stars Richard Jenkins as Robert Doback, Dale’s father and Mary Steenburgen as Nancy Duff, Brennan’s mom. Rounding off the cast is Adam Scott as Derek the younger brother of Brennan, who loves to torture his older brother. His wife Alice is played by Kathryn Hahn. I laughed out loud several times at the pure stupidity of this movie, and I believe most people will also. I give it 2 &1/2 step children out of 4.

The story came from the mind of Ferrell and Reilly themselves along with Adam McKay. It was directed by Adam McKay, and produced by Judd Apatow, the guy who brought us such movies as “SuperBad”, and “Knocked Up” It runs 1 hour and 35mins. It was distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It was produced under Apatow Productions, Mosaic Media Group. Need I say it is Rated R for crude and sexual content, and pervasive language.

Life can be hard, hold on to your youth as long as you can. Ezo
Next week’s movie: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Eric Williamshttp://www.gstylemag.com
Born in Harlem, raised in the Bronx. Chilled in Brooklyn, drove through Queens, and took a boat to Staten Island. A true New Yorker.

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