The Brothers Solomon
Wow, this movie pretty much rips off Dumb and Dumber, but with worst results. The movie really isn’t a gross-out humor type of movie like Freddy Got Fingered, but the film never knows what kind of movie it wants to be. And, the movie never really makes it clear if the two Solomon brothers are totally stupid are clueless intelligent guys.
Basically, these two brothers having a dying father that they want to impress by getting a woman pregnant. That’s right, they want to have a child with a woman and attempt to find the right woman for the job. After many failed attempts, one being a larger woman getting hit by a bus, they zero in on Kristen Wiig’s character. So, then the movie shifts to this woman getting knocked up and the Solomon brothers trying to train for childhood.
This is all supposed to be funny, but it isn’t.
Bob Odenkirk’s direction has some potential, but it never lives up to promise. Everything comes across as flat. Will Forte’s script, if you can call it that, is not only unfocused, it is also just plain unfunny. There are a few exceptions. The sky banner joke is rather funny, and the opening credits with the Solomon’s smiling at the title cards. However, these positives aspects to the movie are few. It’s like finding corn in a lump of poop. Sure, you found something, but you’re still digging through crap.
Will Arnett has proven that he can handle comedy on Arrested Development, but I’m not sure why he felt the need to show up here. Then again most of Arnett’s movies aren’t very appealing. Here, he just sleepwalks through each scene, sometimes doing goofy things Tom Green would be proud of. Will Arnett isn’t any better.
The movie is a total bust, and it would have made my worst of the decade list. Avoid this movie at all cost. This is one family reunion I never want to revisit again.