Step Brothers marks the third time Ferrell has teamed up with writer/director Adam McKay, the man who helped boost Ferrell's Ron Burgundy character to comic gold status in Anchorman. And it's the second time the two have joined forces with John C. Reilly, following up on the success of the NASCAR comedy Talladega Nights. Here, Ferrell and Reilly play two spoiled men who become competitive stepbrothers when their single parents get married and make them live as a family in one house. Ferrell and Reilly are forced to share a room, despite their ages. This leads to sibling rivalry, until they suddenly find they may have more in common than they thought.
Watch the trailer here.
The tune that plays in the beginning of the trailer is called "North American Scum" by LCD Soundsystem off the album Sound From Silver.
Next up is a more familiar song by '80s duo Hall & Oates, "You Make My Dreams." The last song playing in the trailer is "Rock & Roll" by The Redwalls, off the album De Nova.
Early Internet buzz has been mixed, with a lot of anticipation for the movie's two stars. You'll have to decide for yourself if the film lives up to the hype--or falls flat--when it hits theaters today.
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