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Mainstream - Mill Creek Entertainment Comedy 20 Movie Collection - The Brothers Solomon

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The Brothers Solomon
Will Arnett, Will Forte, Kristen Wiig
Originally released 2007
Mill Creek Entertainment 2016
93 minutes

I can't believe I enjoyed and how much I enjoyed The Brothers Solomon. It is one of the movies on the 6 DVD 20 Comedy Movie Collection from Mill Creek Entertainment which also features Punchline, the very odd but funny The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, the underrated Cops and Robbersons, and Postcards From the Edge. There is a full list at the end of this review.

The Brothers Solomon is about two guys, Will Arnett and Will Forte, raised in the arctic by their dad and set out to get him a grandchild to fulfill the last wish he made before going into a coma. The movie works because it constantly makes all the funny choices and the punchlines are unpredictable.

It works because it is so eagerly and originally over the top in its comedy. A bad comedy will be over the top but obviously so but this one keeps adding to how far it can push a joke and get away with it.

The banner scene is a great example of that. At first it is funny, then it gets a little old and this is where bad comedies would stop, but The Brothers Solomon keeps going and going and going with it until the length of the joke becomes the joke.

This movie is solid also because of Will Arnett and Will Forte as the Solomon brothers. The eagerness, energy, innocence, and gosh golly gee whiz nature of their characters does not feel forced at all and this allows you to buy the premise they were raised in the arctic by their father and so have no clue about women and the world. The story goes Forte wrote this "battle of the Wills" to get a woman and he did a great job coming up with interesting secondary characters and some really great moments.

Goof: watch for the now it's there now it's not there walkie-talkie near the monitor.

The movies featured on Mill Creek's Comedy 20 Movie Collection are:


Punchline

(1988) / R

Sally Field, Tom Hanks

Postcards from the Edge

(1990) / R

Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid

Hollywood Homicide

(2003) / R

Harrison Ford, Josh Harnett, Lena Olin, Lolita Davidovich

Hudson Hawk

(1991) / R

Bruce Willis, Andie MacDowell, Danny Aiello

The Freshman

(1990) / PG

Matthew Broderick. Marlon Brando, Bruno Kirby

Cops and Robbersons

(1994) / PG

Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest

Threesome

(1994) / R

Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen Baldwin, Josh Charles

Wilder Napalm

(1993) / PG-13

Debra Winger, Dennis Quaid, Arliss Howard

The Velocity of Gary

(1998) / R

Vincent D Onofrio, Salma Hayek, Thomas Jayne

Go!

(1999) / R

William Fichtner, Katie Holmes, Jay Mohr, Sarah Polley, Scott Wolf

Hexed

(1993) / R

Arye Gross, Claudia Christian

Jersey Girl

(1992) / PG-13

Dylan McDermott, Jami Gertz, Sheryl Lee

The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human

(1999) / R

Mackenzie Astin, Carmen Electra, David Hyde Pierce

The Suburbans

(1999) / R

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Craig Bierko, Amy Brenneman, Will Ferrell

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

(2007) / R

John C. Reilly, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows

The Brothers Solomon

(2007) / R

Will Arnett, Will Forte, Kristen Wiig

Just Add Water

(2008) / R

Dylan Walsh, Jonah Hill, Danny Devito

Can't Hardly Wait

(1998) / PG-13

Ethan Embry, Seth Green, Jennifer Love Hewitt

High School High

(1996) / PG-13

Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer

Dancer, Texas - Pop. 81

(1998) / PG

Breckin Meyer, Peter Facinelli, Eddie Mills II



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