Robert Doback (Jenkins) and Nancy Huff (Steenburgen) meet and fall in love,
their whirlwind romance leads to them getting married. As the couple start
their lives together, their sons Dale (Reilly) and Brennan (Ferrell) are forced
to live together as stepbrothers, even having to share a bedroom. While this
would be fine for any young family, Dale and Brennan are forty, have never
left home and have always had the full attention of their mother and father.
As they battle for domination of the house and the attention of their parents,
Dale and Brennan start to realise that they might actually have more in common
than they first thought.
Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay come together for their third collaboration
but can they recreate the success of 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky
Bobby' and 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'?
a few misfires with 'Semi-Pro' and 'Blades of Glory', Will Ferrell returns
to director Adam McKay, producer Judd Apatow and co-star John C. Reilly for
'Step Brothers' and with it comes a real return to form. Audience reaction
to Will Farrell's movies has always been very mixed, with them either hating
or loving the former 'Saturday Night Live' star, with no in-between and this
is another movie that will divide audiences, with genuine Farrell fans getting
the most out of this movie's high jinx.
premise is simple but the execution is first rate. Robert Doback and Nancy
Huff fall in love but of the many things they have in common, one is going
to change their lives forever, they both have sons living at home. While this
can be normal for many a divorced, separated or widowed parent but for 'Step
Brothers' the sons, Dale and Brennan are both almost forty, unemployed and
still acting like they are twelve. At first they hate each other, with both
of them pushing for dominance in the house and for the attention of their
parents but when they meet Brennan's overly competitive younger brother Derek,
they realise that they might just have a lot in common.
premise, of course, leads to plenty of physical comedy and some real laugh-out-loud
moments but it is the chemistry between Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly that
makes the film stand out. After appearing together in 'Talladega Nights: The
Ballad of Ricky Bobby', Ferrell and Reilly bounce off each other like they
have been working together all of their lives. Most of the movie is reliant
on the two of them working together, with the rest of the cast mainly used
as props to push the story forward or introduce the possibility of new comedic
situations. It is a joy to watch both of them going from hating each other
to true best friends, brothers in everything except blood and the comedy just
flows so naturally, you cannot help but laugh.
support is also good. Mary Steenburgen and Richard Jenkins are well cast as
Brennan and Dale's parents Nancy and Robert. Adam Scott plays Brannan's brother
Derek so well that you'd like to push him. Kathryn Hahn steals every scene
she is in as Derek's wife Alice, who takes a shine to Dale and Rob Riggle
is very funny as Derek's work colleague Randy.
Brothers' is a real return to form for Will Ferrell and another hit for director
Adam McKay and producer Judd Apatow. Ferrell fans should rejoice at their
favourite star return to working with John C. Reilly, as this is quickly becoming
a recipe for comedy gold. Now where is my Chewbacca mask?
Blu-Ray disc presents the movie in High Definition wide screen 1:85 up to
1080p, with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound, the Blu-Ray includes the theatrical
cut and the extended version of this comedy movie.
with Will Farrell, John C. Reilly, Adam McKay, special guest Baron Davis and
scored by Jon Brion
For the first time on any Blu-Ray or DVD commentary, the two stars and their
director sing for the entire commentary track. This is completely hilarious
and mad, as composer Jon Brion plays to accompany the mayhem. A must listen
for fans of the film, the commentary is a classic and one that really has
to be heard to be believed.
N' Hoes Music Video Editor
Produce your own Prestige Worldwide music video by cutting together footage
using the video editing software on the Blu-Ray Extended & Alternate Scenes
Entitled 'Ghost Story', 'What do you do?', 'Night vision goggles', 'Hulk hands'
and 'Catalina heart attack', these extended or alternate scenes suffer from
the lack of a commentary track or introduction to reveal why they were not
(5.55 mins/High Definition)
Watch the cast improvise their lines and all the alternate takes on some of
your favourite scenes.
Reel (4.15 mins/High Definition)
Watch Will Farrell, John C. Reilly and the rest of the cast have fun on the
set of 'Step Brothers' Prestige Worldwide
Presentation (4.51 mins/High Definition)
Watch Dale and Brennan present their vision of 'Prestige Worldwide' to possible
investor in full.
N' Hoes Music Video (1.52 mins/Standard Definition)
Watch Dale and Brennan in their very own music video for their potential hit
vs. Brennan - Sibling Rivalry (6.52 mins/High Definition)
Discover how much Dale and Brennan hated each other when their families became
Making of Step Brothers (22.04 mins/High Definition)
Director Adam McKay, producer Judd Apatow and stars Will Farrell, John C.
Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen, Adam Scott and Kathryn Hymn take
you behind the scenes of the making of 'Step Brothers'.
Music of Step Brothers (18.16 mins/High Definition)
Director Adam McKay and composer Jon Brion talk about creating a class style
score for the comedy adventure and reveal how it fits into the style of the
Place the disc in an internet enabled Blu-Ray player, PC drive or PS3 and
have access to a wealth of extra bonus features
Blu-Ray treatment for 'Step Brothers' is one that fans of the movie will really
enjoy. The featurettes are first rate and very funny but it is the commentary
that is just genius and worth buying the disc for alone. This is how all comedy
commentaries should be done in the future.