2008-10-17 12:05:00

Actor and comedian Will Ferrell has signed on to make his Broadway debut in the one-man comedy, "You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush." Variety.com said the stage show is the latest collaboration between Ferrell and writer-director Adam McKay. The pair previously co-wrote "Step Brothers,""Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," which McKay also directed and in which Ferrell starred. The limited-engagement show is slated...

2008-08-30 09:00:43

Will Ferrell's man-child comedy routine is beginning to wear so thin it's becoming hard to remember why we ever found him funny. Step Brothers again sees him played a middle-aged man who behaves like a spoilt pre-adolescent and unless you find jokes about flatulence and beating up 10-year-old boys funny, then this really is to be avoided. The feeling of deja vu is further enhanced by the reuniting of Ferrell with his Talladega Nights co-star John C Reilly. They play stay-at-home...

2008-08-29 03:00:36

By TARA CAIN STEP BROTHERS (15) STARS: Will Ferrel, John C Reily, Mary Steenburgen. DIRECTOR: Adam McKay. THE biggest laugh in Adam McKay's comedy of escalating sibling rivalry comes before the opening credits roll. We are treated to one of George W Bush's infamous turns of phrase, taken from a campaign speech in 2000, when he proudly declared, "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." This unintentional verbal faux pas surpasses anything in McKay and Will...

2008-08-27 00:00:30

By JAMES MOTTRAM Film STEP BROTHERS ACROSS THE UK John C Reilly is ranting. The 43-year-old actor is furious about some of the less-than-complimentary reviews of his new film, Step Brothers, a brash comedy about two overgrown adolescents still living at home. "We were in some way commenting on real things in this movie. Things like family relationships and this phenomenon of the man-child. We were trying to talk about what it's like to be in America right now and how spoilt we are." The...

2008-08-07 12:01:01

By DAVID GERMAIN By David Germain The Associated Press LOS ANGELES IN COMEDY, Hollywood has learned that raunch sells. Studios prefer their funny flicks in the benign PG-13 mold, a rating that keeps the audience broad to fill as many seats as possible. More and more, however, they are taking chances on R- rated comedies that ratchet up the rawness, allowing the "Sex and the City" gal pals to strut their stuff, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to expose body parts in "Step Brothers"...

2008-07-31 15:00:41

By Micheal Compton, The Daily News, Bowling Green, Ky. Jul. 31--fter the disappointing "Semi-Pro," Will Ferrell fans can rejoice with his follow-up, "Step Brothers." This vulgar (and let's be honest, pointless) comedy reteaming Ferrell with "Talladega Nights" director Adam McKay and co-star John C. Reilly isn't going to change the cinematic world -- but it does provide audiences with plenty of laughs, something sorely missing from Ferrell's previous project. Ferrell and Reilly play...

2008-07-25 15:00:47

By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune Jul. 25--" Step Brothers" is stupid, predictable and fairly funny, though even its bigger laughs--John C. Reilly clocking Will Ferrell with a cymbal in a nicely judged medium shot, for example--make you wonder if the whole arrested-adolescent streak in contemporary screen comedy may be running its course. Watch the red-band trailer for this picture, the one with the R-rated language intact, and you'll get a good idea of what's in store. Too good,...

2008-07-25 09:00:58

MORE IN DEMAND than crude oil these days are crude movies. Take "Step Brothers." It is a comedy about two 40-something guys who are still living with their respective parents until one's mother marries the other's father and they have to move in together. They don't like each other. They don't like the marriage. They flagrantly express their dislikes. Judd Apatow, the reigning guru of commercial movie comedies, is one of the producers, and everyone knows his not-very-secret formula for...

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