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Brothers Solomon

comedy


When their dying father (Lee Majors) wishes to meet his first grandchild before he meets his maker, the Solomon brothers (Will Arnett and Will Forte) find it¿s easier said than done.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    15%
  • Audience Score
    31%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Goofy lowbrow comedy is too crude for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that teens may well be interested in this lowbrow comedy -- despite (or, more likely, because of) its frequent jokes about bodily functions and sex, crude innuendo, and strong language (particularly variations on "f--k"). There's some mild slapstick violence (falls, wrestling, minor car collisions), as well as some awkward sight gags (a bloodless dart in the nose), and brief references to drugs (morphine) and drinking. Two dating jokes might be considered mean: Dean calls a girl "fat," and a sight-gag flashback shows the brothers with their prom dates, two older Eskimo women. An African-American character verbally challenges stereotypes but ends up physically fulfilling them, in language and menacing demeanor (he's a walking stereotype).

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the appeal of R-rated comedies. Do the raunchy bits make movies like this funnier, or do they go overboard? Do you think anyone in real life is quite as socially clueless as the Solomon brothers? Does exaggerating people's quirks make them funnier? Why or why not? How does the brothers' view of women affect their attempts to start relationships? Parents and teens can also discuss how the movie defines "family." How does the Solomon family change by the end of the movie?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    15%
    reviews counted: 27
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  • Audience

    31%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It works, and has the makings of a cult comedy to-be.

- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, September 7, 2007

Rotten: Odd-couple comedy that tries much too hard and, in other ways, not hard enough.

- Anthony Quinn, Independent, Thursday, June 24, 2010

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

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, September 7, 2007

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Now thats a funny movie!!!

- dukeakasmudge, Friday, January 1, 2010

3 stars

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

- dreamfaeries, Sunday, December 27, 2009

2 stars

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.

- puffchunk, Saturday, September 26, 2009