Alright, so maybe 4 out of 5 is a pretty generous mark for a film that features Will Ferrell’s testicles so prominently. But that’s half the charm of such an anarchic, virtually nonsensical celebration of manchildhood. Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s chemistry is insanely watchable, and there’s nothing quite like seeing them run rampage like cartoon hurricanes through the lives of their embattled parents, potential employers and unlikely love interests. It’s a slapdash collection of sketches, but the laughs are frequent. And it has a freakin’ score by Jon Brion! Have you no decency DVDman?
It’s a shame that the pairing of Ferrell and Reilly sank from such great heights to such sad depths. I find both these actors eminently watchable… until now. If I want to watch adults acting like semi-retarded children, I can just watch Play School with my little girl, and probably end up a bit smarter than I would have if I just watched Step Brothers. In what looks like a movie made up of ad-libs by two man-children on too much red cordial, I reckon I saw flickers of shame cross the actors faces as they occasionally remembered who they were and what they were doing. Let’s hope we haven’t seen the best of these two (mostly) fantastic actors.
The Day After Tomorrow – Tie
Titanic – Tie
Seven Pounds – Tie
The Village – Winner: Simon
Alien 3 – Winner: Simon
Natural Born Killers – Tie
Signs – Winner: DVDman
Family Guy – Winner: DVDman
Shakespeare in Love – Winner: Simon
American Gangster – Winner: Simon
Crash – Winner: Simon
No Country for Old Men – Winner: DVDman