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The Brothers Solomon

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This is one of the worst movies I've seen this year. I feel it's OK to be blunt here because if anyone were to misunderstand my recommendation for this film, rent it, and be as disappointed as I was, I would feel just awful.

In order to make their comatose father proud, John and Dean Solomon (Will Arnett and Will Forte) try desperately to find a woman who will bear a child for them despite their complete social ineptness.

Saturday Night Live cast member Forte wrote the script. I've heard he's entertaining on SNL, but I haven't really watched since Will Ferrell left, so who knows. Then there's director Bob Odenkirk, who's probably best known for helping create HBO's sketch comedy Mr. Show with Bob and David. He's done bit parts in countless movies and TV shows—and they're almost always hilarious. And co-star Will Arnett has been a huge hit on Fox's Arrested Development. So why the flop here?

Perhaps it's just a case of talented people traveling outside of their comfort zones. Forte and Arnett are obviously better on the small screen, and Odenkirk is far more talented in front of, rather than behind, the camera. Most of the fault lies with Forte's script, though. Like a baby's diaper, it stinks.

There are about five funny moments, but in a 90-minute feature, they simply aren't enough and could've been accomplished in a 10-minute YouTube short. These guys have done better before, and surely will in the future, but avoid this bombshell if at all possible.

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