I fully anticipate “This house is a prison… on Planet Bullshit… in the galaxy of This Sucks Camel Dicks” to get run into the ground before Labor Day. But I’ll take John C. Reilly trembling in the doorway to his parents’ room and shrieking “The bunk beds were a terrible idea! Why did you let us do that!?!?”
I don’t know how much mileage you can get out of Reilly and Will Ferrell playing a couple of garishly immature forty-year-olds, but anything is possible when Adam McKay is involved. And since he is a very big two-for-two in my book (after Anchorman and Talladega Nights – and, no, this isn’t up for discussion), I see no reason why he can’t stretch this ridiculously thin premise out to two hours. Richard Jenkins buys you nothin’ but time.
I’ve heard from multiple, reliable sources that Step Brothers compares favorably to Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder, and this is the first trailer to convince me that this is possible (says the guy who ain’t even seen Tropic Thunder yet). I just want to know what’s going on with the seeing eye dog and the Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone poster. This movie is awash in WTF? stimuli. And this pleases me.
Step Brothers will wreck your drum set July 25th.