I was hoping to watch yet another "Taladega Nights" or "Anchorman" since director Adam McKay reunites once more with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly... although not as bad as I would have imagined, this film is certainly a bit less funny and entertaining than I would have liked. Ferrell and Reilly over-act like old adolescents, while the supporting characters do their best to try and maintain a balance. It is hard to find a liking ground when there's no stable ground to begin with and StepBrothers just doesn't have that satisfying ground. Nevertheless, it has touching moments, honest acting and honest to goodness direction.
Two middle-aged loafers are forced to live together when their parents get married. Their immature antics over TV privileges and more put a toll on the marriage. They will hatch a plan to try and reunite the couple.
Quite a nice enough audio track, this is an easy listen. There's great depth, dialogs are clean, music has a nice balance to it. All in all, it is a very competent main track.
This transfer delivers multiple qualities. Let's just say you may not want to choose this title to impress your friends with your home theater (Michael Bay flicks usually do the trick, for this part). It nevertheless does the job done, and shows a good amount of details. Close-ups are very good too. Not a disappointing transfer by any means.
The bulk of the material is quite impressive with a second disc filled with interviews, behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes, deleted lines, alternate this, that and what-have-you, etc. McKay's films rarely disappoint on the extra content. Here, I cannot complain in the least since there's almost 3-4 hours worth of material to sink your teeth into. Plus, two versions of the film, which doesn't add much, but still nice to see what was cut.