Reviewer’s grade: B+
Will Ferrell (“Blades of Glory”) and John C. Reilly (“Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”) co-star in Stepbrothers as Dale and Brennan, two 40-year-old men who still live at home, sleep until one in the pm and think about every situation within the context of their wieners.
Dale lives with his dad Dr. Robert (Richard Jenkins, “Fun With Dick and Jane”) and Brennan lives with his mom Nancy (Mary Steenburgen, “The Brave One”), until Nancy and Dr. Robert meet and get married. Then Dale and Brennan, unemployed and with no skills other than drumming and singing, find themselves sharing a room. They hate each other until Dale punches out Brennan’s jerk younger brother Derek (Adam Scott, “Knocked Up”). Due to shifting priorities among their adult benefactors, Dale and Brennan are forced to finally “grow up,” the process of which provides never-ending fodder for absurd, profane situational comedy.
If you like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s brand of absurdist humor, you’ll like “Step Brothers.” R