Step Brothers is one of those rare movies that gets funnier every time you watch it. That’s probably why it received extremely mixed reviews when it came out, but has slowly become a cult classic – and widely considered to be one of the funniest movies of the 2000s.
DVDs don’t sell like they used to for obvious reasons, but the Step Brothers one is definitely worth checking out. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly turned their entire commentary track into a series of impromptu songs, and the rest of the disc is filled with amazing outtakes and alternate scenes. Maybe the best part is the complete, unedited “Boats ‘N Hoes” video that Dale and Brennan show their families while pitching Prestige Worldwide, an entertainment company they firmly believe will turn their lives around.
You only see bits of it in the movie, but here the entire thing: two glorious minutes obviously inspired by Duran Duran’s “Rio” – down to the white suits and the babes in the back of the boat – featuring lines like, “Nachos, Lemonheads, my dad’s boat/You won’t go down ’cause my dick can float.”
Amazingly enough, there was almost a complete album of songs like this. “We actually met with the music producer Lukasz [Gottwald],” Step Brothers director Adam McKay said. “We actually wrote four or five raps, roughs of them, and were going to release the Step Brothers rap album. I can’t remember what happened, but right in the middle of it we suddenly got super busy and everyone had to walk away and it’s never been revived. We actually were halfway through writing it and Lukasz was giving us beats, and we were going to do it.”
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While we hope the project gets revived some day, we’ll happily settle for a Step Brothers sequel. Most comedies sequels are, at best, extremely disappointing retreads of the original. But we have faith that Step Brothers 2 can be the rare exception.