The Brothers Solomon Bob Odenkirk

The Brothers Solomon Bob Odenkirk
Will Arnett (Arrested Development) and Will Forte work hard to create an almost Dumb & Dumber style comedy about two oddball brothers looking for love and/or a host mother to further their genetic lineage. Unfortunately, despite a few good laughs, the comedy isn’t consistent enough to provide a solid 90 minutes of laughs. John (Will Arnett) and Dean Solomon (Will Forte) are brothers and best friends. Having been home-schooled in the North Pole, the two adult brothers are lacking in the social skills necessary to create a functional relationship with a woman. When their elderly father’s (Lee Majors) dying wish is that his boys give him a grandson, John and Dean do their best to find a way to fulfil their father’s dream, finally hiring a surrogate mother to give birth to their child. There are some solidly funny moments in The Brothers Solomon but the quirky weirdness of the Solomon Brother’s world too often comes off as simply awkward or strange. Arnett and Forte make a good team and their comedic chemistry is a large part of what makes this movie watchable when the jokes just don’t work. The DVD is light on special features, with only a surprisingly dull commentary by Arnett and Forte, deleted scenes, a "making of” featurette and a feature that revolves around masturbation jokes, focusing on the film’s Sperm Bank scene. Though The Brothers Solomon doesn’t quite fulfil its comedic destiny, it does show a lot of promise for future Arnett and Forte pairings. Fans of oddball comedies will probably find enough laughs to make watching this one worthwhile but the humour is too inconsistent for this film to be on everyone’s rental list. (Sony)