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The Brothers Solomon (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Squandering its impressive cast with poorly-directed gags, The Brothers Solomon is a one-joke film stretched well beyond its limits.

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Mr. Show alumnus Bob Odenkirk directed -- and SNL vet Will Forte scripted -- this gleefully raunchy tale of two socially backward but kind-hearted adult brothers, Dean and John Solomon (Forte and Will Arnett), who had the misfortune to be home-schooled by their father at a remote Arctic outpost. Destined to be perpetually single, their moronic, klutzy attempts at meeting new women (such as popping the question on a first date in a crowded restaurant) always blow up in their face. Then, one day, the Solomons receive the distressing news that their father is on his deathbed -- and to complicate matters, he indicates that his dying wish involves having a grandchild. John and Dean are happy to oblige -- but where in the world will they find a mother for this infant? Suddenly, the bachelors' romantic desperation doubles, and each brother embarks on a nutty, madcap quest to find the girl of his dreams and the mother of his future children. Malin Akerman, Kristen Wiig, Jenna Fischer, and Chi McBride co-star.
Rating:
R (for language and sexual content)
Genre:
Comedy
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Box Office:
$900,926.00
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Cast

Will Arnett
as John Solomon
Will Forte
as Dean Solomon
Chi McBride
as James
Kristen Wiig
as Janine
Lee Majors
as Ed Solomon
Ryan Wynott
as Young Dean Solomon
Bob Odenkirk
as Jim Treacher
Sam Lloyd
as Dr. Spencer
Charles Chun
as Dr. Wong
Ryun Yu
as Dr. Wang
Bill Hader
as Recumbent Biker
Jenna Fischer
as Michelle
Derek Waters
as Video Store Clerk
Ashley Johnson
as Patricia
Brooke Bloom
as Grocery Shopper
Anna Valerie Becker
as Grocery Checker
Brian Scolaro
as Medical Delivery Guy
Anita Maria Taylor
as Video Store Customer
Nicole Randall Johnson
as Birthing Instructor
Michael Naughton
as Husband No. 1
Steven Pierce
as Husband No. 2
Babara Perry
as Old Woman
Casey Wilson
as Fertility Clinic Worker
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Critic Reviews for The Brothers Solomon

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (22)

The story makes no sense, and the two lead characters are repulsive, but I must confess I laughed immoderately at this clever piece of junk.

Full Review… | December 3, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Three gags miss for every one that hits.

September 22, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

I was so angry at everybody involved in the making of this film. It's just astonishing.

September 10, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

A better film would have matched Arnett's seemingly effortless intensity throughout. This okay film does merely okay by it.

September 7, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

It's a moderately funny premise in search of some real laughs.

Full Review… | September 7, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

Neither Odenkirk's limp direction nor SNL alumnus Will Forte's script -- not nearly clever enough to get away with its questionable gags about matters sexual and racial -- provides much by way of actual plot or comedy.

Full Review… | September 7, 2007
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Brothers Solomon

½

This is one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen. I sat through the entire film but there was never a time when I like it. The ending was the only relief of charm in the film. The dialogue is terrible, the comedy sucks, Will Arnett and Will Forte should think twice before doing anything like this again, and this entire movie fails miserably. I expected this movie to be bad, but not this bad. Wow, the Brothers Solomon is just plain awful. It makes you feel good at the end, but the rest of the movie not salvageable in any way. The idea was absolutely pointless from the start!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Stupid, but cute, all at the same time. I might watch again, but more than likely won't.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

For as stupid as it was, I did laugh out loud a few times. Probably because I miss Job from Arrested Development. Nothing says love like a diaper full of popcorn and dead duckling.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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