For those of you who remember Will Ferrell’s last film, Semi-Pro, you’ll probably agree that there wasn’t much worth remembering about it. Despite the box office success of more recent films like Talladega Nights ($158 million worldwide) and Blades of Glory ($138 million worldwide), it has been argued by some that Will Ferrell movies have lost their charm. Whether the problem with such films is that Ferrell’s man-child act has become boring or that sub par writing has been thrust towards the star in hopes he’ll redeem it, the fact remains that the quotability, sidesplitting moments, and cult-like following stemming from hits like Anchorman and Old School have yet to be repeated in recent years. Step Brothers reunites Will Ferrell with Talladega Nights co-star John C. Reilly and Anchorman director Adam McKay in hopes to recapture comedic and box office gold. Does Step Brothers succeed in that sense? Not really. But at least it doesn’t suck.
Brennan Huff (Ferrell) is a 40-year old who still lives at home with his single mother, Nancy (Mary Steenburgen). Dale Doback (Reilly) is a 40-year old who still lives at home with his single father, Robert...