25. Step Brothers
Release Year: 2008
Directed By: Adam McKay
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Andrea Savage, Rob Riggle, Logan Manus, Lurie Poston, Ken Jeong, Matt Walsh
Release Date: Friday, Nov. 1
If you’ve seen Step Brothers even once, you have been quoting it for 11 years and counting. The comedy hit theaters in 2008 and became an instant hit.
Last summer, the film celebrated its 10th anniversary, but it’s still a fan-favorite comedy and a final highlight in a dying breed of R-rated comedies. If you’re itching to reunite with your favorite movie or somehow managed to miss it for over a decade, throw it back with Step Brothers this month on Netflix.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star in Step Brothers as Brennan and Dale, who are developmentally arrested and still live at home with their parents. They receive the shock of their lives when Brennan’s mother and Dale’s father get married, making them stepbrothers.
Suddenly, the lifestyle they have become accustomed to has been split and half. Brennan and Dale spark a rivalry fueled by narcissism that rips their new family apart at the seams. Once and for all, the brothers will have to work together to clean up their mess.
Step Brothers comes from director Adam McKay, who also helmed such beloved comedies as Anchorman, Talladega Nights and The Other Guys as well as Academy Award fare like The Big Short and Vice. The film holds a mixed rating of 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, denoting its fan favoritism but typical critical struggle.
Nevertheless, the film was a box office hit, but don’t expect a years-later sequel in the same vein as Anchorman 2. Rejoice in the quotable classic when it returns to Netflix beginning on the first of November.