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Step Brothers


I'm back again, I was without a steady internet connection for a while, so I have a notable backlog of reviews to do, so I'll try and get a couple up per day.

Step Brothers

Will Ferrell's newest comedy is like all of his old comedies. He plays someone who isn't mature enough to be considered a real man and he just screws around a whole lot. I would like to end my review with that, but I probably should give some reasoning.

The story wasn't anything all that great. John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell are two 40 year-old men who haven't had to grow up since their parents have coddled them. When their parents meet and fall for one another John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell have to figure out how to get along with each other and then how to get jobs and become successes when they end up screwing up basically anything and everything.

The problem is that it isn't any different from Will Ferrell's other comedies. It has so many of the same stupid jokes, and like the rest of Will Ferrell's films (with the notable exception of Stranger Then Fiction) I really don't remember any of them after the fact. A good comedy should get you to laugh when you are watching it and when you remember it. Step Brothers struggled at times to get laughs during the films, and the ones that did hit aren't ones that are all that great and don't need to be bothered to be remembered.

Overall this isn't all that great a film. It has some laughs in it, and there are some very good odd moments, but they are so few and far between, filled with some scattered smaller laughs, but it doesn't make it worth watching for the most part. If you like Will Ferrell's films otherwise, you should end up liking this one decently well, otherwise I wouldn't likely bother it.

Overall Grade: D+

Story: D-
Acting: C
Audio/Visual: C