Excerpt: Following up their success in Talladega Nights , Will Ferrell and John C. Reily re-team for the hilarious, raunchy Step Brothers . While certainly not a movie for the prudish or those looking for “intelligent” comedy, Step Brothers is here for an audience looking to relax and laugh.
Excerpt: Will Ferrell�s career has hit a bit of a creative slump lately, Blades of Glory and Semi-Pro were middling at best, and while Blades managed to muster almost $150million at the Box Office, Semi-Pro couldn�t even manage a third of that.
Conclusion: I wish Step Brothers had won me over with its humor, characters, and story. However, even as a rabid Ferrell apologist, I just couldn't sink into the flick or ignore its glaring flaws... no matter how hard I laughed at Ferrell and Reilly's on-screen feud.
Conclusion: ’Step Brothers’ is a hilarious but seriously-flawed comedy that never reaches the heights of Ferrell’s best work. Thankfully, the Blu-ray edition is a bit more impressive. It features a sharp and faithful video transfer, an above average (albeit underwhelming) TrueHD audio track, and a generous...
Excerpt: With Step Brothers , Will Ferrell seems to be intentionally setting up a target for critics who have lambasted him reusing a man-child persona in most of his roles. In this movie, Ferrell’s character Brennan is as dumb as his version George W.
Excerpt: Ever since The 40-Year-Old Virgin laid the first row of bricks in Judd Apatow's comedy kingdom, profane tales of arrested development have become so ubiquitous that they're seemingly the only type of comedy Hollywood is interested in producing.
Summary: Much like McKay/Ferrell collaboration Anchorman , Step Brothers is shot in a loose manner that allows the cast to improvise and toy with their performances on set. This method continues to provide nuggets of comic gold, but they aren't being unearthed with the regularity that, until recently, was...