step brothers movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Step Brothers is a very crude, foul-mouthed and crass comedy, being best left to mature teens. It’s funny and entertaining, but can occasionally visit a bland pacing. Expect tons of jokes.


Brennan and Dale, two middle-aged slackers who still live with their parents, are forced to become roommates and stepbrothers when their parents marry.

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Movie details

Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn
Writer: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
Release Date (Australia): 18 September 2008
Runtime: 98 minutes/1h 38m
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film includes themes of crude humour.

Violence (M)

There are brief depictions of bone-breaking and people being shot on a television screen. There are also depictions of characters being hit with objects and beaten.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film contains frequent uses of “f**k”, as well as uses of “s**t”, “d**k” and “ass”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film contains mild verbal references to “smoking pot”.

Nudity (MA15+)

The film includes depictions of male genitalia and brief depictions of female breasts nudity in magazines.

Sex (MA15+)

The film includes crude sexual humour including strong verbal and visual sexual references. A man and woman are also depicted having sex.

mpaa rating

R (for crude and sexual content, and pervasive language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Remember, you’ll only laugh constantly when you’re in the mood for seeing Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly just being completely stupid and immature losers for stepbrothers. Directed by Adam McKay who wrote the film with Will Ferrell, Step Brothers is the undeniably hilarious but excessively raunchy comedy, better left out of reach for kids.

Although it’s certainly not a kids’ comedy, the film acts like a bit of a child itself. There’s multiple sequences in which Reilly and Ferrell commit totally childish and stupid actions, run around like headless chickens, and eventually end up tackling each other and beating each other with random objects. It’s honestly the fact that these grown up losers are adults acting like this while the parents aren’t home that really touches perfectly on the comedy genre. And everyone can agree there’s no denial that Ferrell and Reilly execute these slackers flawlessly. Kathryn Hahn’s character is also equally as hysterical.

Whilst constantly throwing jokes at the audience, it’s perfectly reasonable to either completely adore or utterly hate this movie. It’s just your average adult comedy about grown men acting like children. There’s no other heavy themes or emotional elements that aren’t touched by even just the mildest level of comedy. As a result, Step Brothers is basically the top recommendation for anybody looking for a coarse goof of a raunchy comedy.

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