It Takes Two: Top 25 Best Buddy Comedies

From mismatched cops on a job to teenage best friends going out in a blaze of glory, we count down the

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'Step-Brothers' (2008)
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8. 'Step-Brothers' (2008)

Plenty of Hollywood comedies are about the tribulations of perpetual adolescents. The conceptual masterstroke of Step Brothers, though, was the decision to take the concept of the manchild near literally — and double it. Will Ferrell, playing 39-year-old Brennan Huff, and John C. Reilly, as 40-year-old Dale Doback, are the Brando and Olivier of emotional retardation, going from a violent pissing contest over a treasured drum kit to a friendship that blossoms over doing karate in the basement. They're spoiled tweens in schlubby middle-aged bodies, and at each step of their non-coming of age, the actors match each other for sheer absurd commitment. Their thinning hair and jiggly paunches show their age, but you 100% believe these two crybabies will never really grow up, and even more impressive, they make it admirable —  and, of course, hilarious.—DAVID MARCHESE

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