Two brothers, in their mid twenties, still live at home with their parents and have little direction in life. When their father retires, he insists that his sons find a job and move out to begin their own lives. When the father's attempts to motivate his sons fail, he leaves the house with no groceries and turns off all of the utilities and informs the brothers they will need to find a way to survive. The two brothers will need to work together to overcome life's basic obstacles.
"I'm sure erections are a common hazard."
Sam Harper delivers House Broken in his directorial debut. The storyline for this picture reminded me a little of Step Brothers with Will Ferrell. The story itself is unoriginal, but the execution is well presented and worth following. The script is solid and contains some clever aspects and the execution of the characters by the cast is above average. The cast includes Danny DeVito, Katey Sagal, Ryan Hansen, Caitlin Crosby, Skyler Stone, and Brie Larson.
"Break his cracker ass!"
I happened to come across this picture while flicking through the channels this morning and decided to give it a shot. I was surprised how often I found myself chuckling at the content and awkward situations. The movie as a whole is nothing special but it does have enough comedic elements to make it worth watching once. I do recommend seeing this film but it may not be worth purchasing.
"I'm not pooping in a box."
I like Danny DeVito a lot. So, it is hard to see him in something like this that is this bad. "Housebroken" is a comedy that doesn't have a single amusing line or situation. Written and directed by Sam Harper. This is an early but very viable candidate for worst film of 2010.
DeVito plays a fireman who has just retired. He now wants a life of leisure. But his two grown sons are always lounging around the house being lazy and refusing to get jobs. So the father decides to kidnap his wife and take her into the mountains to force the sons to support themselves at home.
Can you believe this plot. It's delivery is even worse than its premise. The two sons are idiots. They are written to be sort of cool in their idiocy. They come off as slackers bordering on mentally ill.