Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Review - Step Brothers

Step Brothers : A comedy about two aimless middle-aged men still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates and more motivated when their parents get married.

Hello Film fans, and welcome to the newest Dr Film review, today I am reviewing the comedy 'Step Brothers' starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly and directed by Adam McKay

SPOILER ALERT : As with all my reviews there will be spoilers so if you don't want things to be spoiled, you may want to read this review later.

This film was released in the USA on the 25th of July 2008, and was released in the UK on the 29th of August 2008.

The Story line is that of Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C.Reilly) who are both about 40 years old. and when Brennan's mum and Dale's dad get married. The two sons who still live with the parents are forced  without choice to share a room. The household's peace is disturbed and the parents struggle in their relationship. 

It is then that Dad is forced to lay down the rules; both the slackers have a week to be motivated and find a job. Out of the job search and their passion of music comes a pact that leads and forms into a friendship but more domestic disarray is compounded by the boys' sleepwalking. 

Also in the picture are Brennan's highly successful brother and his lonely wife: his brother is eager to help sell his step-father's house, the wife wants Dale's attention, and the newlyweds want to pursue their dream and retire to sail the seven seas. Unfortunately Brennan and Dale's fun get in the way, and the dream is trashed. 

It is after the parents decide to break up and get divorced, that causes dispair with Brennan and Dale. Brennan and Dale then decide to grow up and get jobs, and it is getting jobs, that allows Brennan and Dale to conform an event to come together again at an event they set up to try and get the parents back together.

When disaster strikes Brennan and Dale step in and perform their music talents to save the event from being a total disaster.

In a nutshell, I found this film a really great laugh, very fun to watch, and was very enjoyable.

I thought that it was very precisely directed, with the challenges of comedy arisen to the best of it's abilities, certain techniques of Adam McKay's directing were different and daring which I liked, so I do think that Adam McKay's directing was very well achieved and worked as well as it could of done.

Will Ferrell and John C.Reilly I thought worked very well together, that brothers relationship was very believable and they way they approached the roles was great, they were silly they acted like 10 year olds, but in reality were 40 year olds. their relationships and the way they acted showed the value and responsibilities that a person must have in order to succeed in life. so I got the messages that this film, was trying to get across and approved of the ideas presented.

The Jokes were great, some jokes actually succeed well, and were very funny. the dialogue was very precise as well and current so the humour mixed in well with the dialogue in order to make the film flow to best way it could.

I liked 'Step Brothers' a very good watch and was very enjoyable and was a pleasure to see Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in a film together.

1 Platinum Star to Adam McKay

I'm going to rate 'Step Brothers' 7/10

Thank you for reading this review, my next film review is going to be 'Iron Man 3' starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sir Ben Kingsley and directed by Shane Black. I will post that review on Saturday the 24th of May 2013.

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