Spoiler Points for Step Brothers (2008)

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Spoiler Points for Step Brothers (2008) [R] 95 minutes
WIP™ Scale: $7.75
DVD Release Date: 2 December 2008 (click date to purchase or pre-order)
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Spoiler Points for Step Brothers

Have you ever seen a movie that was hardly worth spoiling the ending? Well, Step Brothers is one of those. The film is so utterly pointless, spoiling the ending is less useful than just saying the film is predictably monotonous. Even so, here's some points, but not a lot because there's not a lot worth mentioning—honestly.

• So, Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) become 40-year old step brothers when their parents, Nancy (Mary Steenburgen) and Dr. Robert (Richard Jenkins) respectively tie the knot. Soon after, the mortal enemies unit over a mutual infatuation with velociraptors, John Stamos—poor John Stamos, he'd probably have preferred not to be mention in this most likely to be quoted over and over and over again line—and driving their parents back together when they cause a massive break-up.

• They fail at all job interviews.

• They get beaten up and made to taste dog droppings by schoolyard bullies.

• Dale punches out Brennan's brother, Derek (Adam Scott), making himself irresistible to Derek's wife Alice (Kathryn Hahn) who loathes him as much as Brennan and stays in the marriage for the kids and the lifestyle.

• Dale and Brennan form the company Prestige Worldwide to market Brennan's signing career. In the making of their first video, they wreck Robert's boat eventually causing Nancy and Robert to divorce—he'll never forgive them, she'll never forgive him for not forgiving them—causing Dale and Brennan to break up.

• They exclusively decide to bring their parents back together.

• Brennan gets a job from Derek. Dale gets a job as a caterer.

• Looking for an excuse to fire Brennan, Derek give him an important account function—hosting a party that's supposed to net the lease of 80 helicopters.

• Brennan hires Dale's catering company and invites his parents to the function.

• Everyone shows, things are going well, and then a Billy Joel cover band featuring the dulcet tones of Horation Sans goes ballistic when someone asks for a song from the wrong time period. The band flees. The event is almost a disaster. Fortunately, Brennan and Dale take the stage. Brennan belts out opera and Dale drums alongside for accompaniment. They are a huge success. They sell out all the helicopters. Nancy and Robert get back together. Dale and Brennan are back to being stepbrothers. Brennan's therapist finally sees him in a new light.

• Fast forward to Christmas Dinner when Dr. Doback tells Derek to shut up so he can hear more about the chain of karaoke bar restaurants Dale and Brennan have opened.

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