The outtakes from 'Step Brothers' will make you laugh harder than the actual movie
Will Ferrell might not be everyone's cup of tea, but as far as I'm concerned, he's one of the funniest actors out there. However, not all Will Ferrell movies land the same level of quality. Some are great, some are good, and some of them are pretty damn awful. One thing you can bet on, however is that whenever he teams up with director and writer Adam McKay, you'll get something special.
The pair have worked together numerous times now, most notably on cult comedy classic Anchorman - a movie so quotable the internet has burned every single line of dialogue from it into our brains. However, there is one other movie that vies for position as the best they've made together: Step Brothers.
Starring Ferrell as Brennan and John C. Reilly as Dale, Step Brothers sees two unemployed men in their late-30s who live with their parents forced to go out and confront the world, growing up in the process. But before they get to the growing up part, there's plenty of ridiculous antics, as the two man-babies first fight each other then team up to spread chaos through the household.
The movie has definitely had a significant effect on its fans, in a way that surprised even the creators. In an interview with CinemaBlend earlier this year, in celebration of the movie hitting 10 years old, director Adam McKay spoke about the influence its had:
"It's the craziest thing. I had John C. Reilly send me a story a couple years ago that they're actually doing a Catalina Wine Mixer on Catalina every year. And then I heard stories of Bro Culture doing the parties.
"I mean, that has to be one of the strangest things with the movies Will and I have done... certainly in the case of Anchorman, Talladega Nights and, Step Brothers. We're kind of making fun of certain cultures. Like a bro culture or you know, a white sexist 1970s guys.
"And then, when you see the people who you're kind of making fun of embrace it, it's both hilarious, and at the same time, dispiriting."
However funny the film is, there is something that you all fans should take the time to do: watch the blooper reel. Sometimes these DVD extras can fall a little flat, but in the case of a movie so heavily based on improvisations, it turned out absolutely hilarious:
Honestly, I feel like it would be near-impossible to make it through any scene of this movie with a straight face. God knows how long it took them to film it.
For anyone hoping for a sequel, you might be in luck. In the same interview with CinemaBlend, McKay said that it's a real possibility:
"It is very possible in five years, because I don't think the Step Brothers idea gets worse the older these guys get. We could all look at each other and go, 'all right, let's go do it'.
"A while ago I said 'No way we're doing it', but I thought about it. I was like 'Why am I saying that? We definitely could end up doing that'. So who knows?"
Either way, I think I'm going to go back and watch that blooper reel, just one more time...