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Step Brothers Is Full Of Shtick

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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If the overwhelming feeling you get from reading the reviews of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's latest two-hour poop, dick, and boob joke, Step Brothers, is that you've been here before, that's because you have. Directed by Ferrell pal Adam McKay and produced by comedy golden-boy Judd Apatow, Step Bros (which would have been a better title) is a trip down recycled-plot memory lane. There are adults acting like children, gratuitous profanity, and worst of all, pasty fat men running around in their underwear. All this adds up to one trite movie experience and a bunch of angry film critics, who don't take kindly to unoriginality:

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