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The Brothers Solomon (2007)

Country: USA

Genres: Comedy

Taglines: They want to put a baby in you.

Director: Bob Odenkirk

Writers: Will Forte

Stars: Will Arnett, Will Forte, Chi McBride, Kristen Wiig, ...

John and Dean Solomon may have Ph.D.s, but they're socially inept after their widowed father home-schooled them in Antarctica. When their beloved dad falls into a coma, they hatch a plan to revive him using a positive emotional shock - giving him a grandchild. They find a surrogate mom through Craig's list - she's Janine, a penniless local musician, with a large, intimidating boyfriend, James. The pregnancy gives the Solomons nine months to learn to be parents. In a side story, John pursues Tara, a neighbor who takes care of their dad when John and Dean are out; but she has no interest in John. Can the boys keep Janine and James happy, keep dad alive, and learn to be dads?

67 | Keith Phipps

A better film would have matched Arnett's seemingly effortless intensity throughout. This okay film does merely okay by it.
Read More: The A.V. Club

58 | Scott Brown

The sheer, animal idiocy beaming from their faces in the opening credits of The Brothers Solomon creates the film's only moment of uncalculated comic joy.
Read More: Entertainment Weekly

50 | Stephen Farber

The movie doesn't have much visual style or atmosphere, but it does have a kinder, gentler spirit than many gross-out comedies, and that makes it a likable time killer.
Read More: The Hollywood Reporter

50 | Claudia Puig

There's nothing very wise about The Brothers Solomon. It's a moderately funny premise in search of some real laughs.
Read More: USA Today

50 | Tom Russo

This new goof might have been funnier still if the premise weren't so derivative, so just been there, done that.
Read More: Boston Globe

50 | J.R. Jones

The stoy makes no sense, and the two lead characters are repulsive, but I must confess I laughed immoderately at this clever piece of junk.
Read More: Chicago Reader

40 | Josh Rosenblatt

A syrupy fable about love and family? What happened? Did they lose their nerves? Or did some meddling studio executive pull them back before they went too far out on a limb? The comedy gods hate a coward, so let’s hope it’s the latter.
Read More: Austin Chronicle

38 | Ken Fox

If anyone is to blame for this bomb it's Forte: He wrote the thing, and one would assume he's the one responsible for those uncomfortable silences where jokes are supposed to be.
Read More: TV Guide Magazine

38 | Jack Mathews

The upbeat brothers are full of sweetness and love, but the script is made of taffy, and if you can chew and laugh at the same time, you're welcome to it.
Read More: New York Daily News

38 | Eric Alt

About the best thing that can be said about The Brothers Solomon is that it's harmless. It's mild, familiar, and as inconsequential as a sitcom episode.
Read More: Premiere

30 | Chuck Wilson

There is nothing sadder, either in real life or on the movie screen, than an unlikable idiot, and what we have with this dreadful comedy -- the longest 90 minutes of the film year -- is the sight of not one but two charm-free fools.
Read More: L.A. Weekly

30 | Matt Zoller Seitz

A deranged, sometimes desperate parody of an inspirational losers-make-good comedy. Three gags miss for every one that hits.
Read More: The New York Times

25 | Michael Phillips

Not-funniest comedy of the year so far.
Read More: Chicago Tribune

25 | Stephen Cole

There is no getting these boys down. They are just like Lloyd and Harry in the Farrelly brothers' breakthrough 1994 hit, "Dumb & Dumber." Except that they are never, ever funny.
Read More: The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

25 | Peter Hartlaub

Had a lot of promise, but ultimately isn't very funny.
Read More: San Francisco Chronicle

20 | Peter Debruge

If "Hot Rod" and "The Ex" couldn't attract an audience, this full-blown comedy miscarriage stands no chance.
Read More: Variety

0 | Lou Lumenick

Excruciatingly acted and ineptly directed by Bob Odenkirk, The Brothers Solomon is faux Farrelly brothers that should have gone straight to video.
Read More: New York Post