The Brothers Solomon

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The Brothers Solomon
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bob Odenkirk
Produced by Tom Werner
Matt Berenson
Written by Will Forte
Starring Will Arnett
Will Forte
Chi McBride
Kristen Wiig
Malin Åkerman
Music by John Swihart
Cinematography Tim Suhrstedt
Edited by Tracey Wadmore-Smith
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date
  • September 7, 2007 (2007-09-07)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10 million
Box office $1,035,056

The Brothers Solomon is a 2007 American comedy film starring Will Arnett and Will Forte.


John and Dean are two sheltered happy-go-lucky brothers who want nothing more than to please their ailing father. Deciding a grandson will do the trick, the clueless boys set out to find a woman who can give them a baby. Finding Janine on Craigslist, they find the woman of their dreams, artificially inseminating her and spending the next nine months on a roller coaster of life, facing romantic and parental challenges along the way that are no match for their sunny attitude.



The film was a box office bomb, grossing only $900,926 out of a $10 million budget. Reviews were overwhelmingly negative. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 15% rotten rating, based on 72 reviews. The consensus says, "Squandering its impressive cast with poorly-directed gags, The Brothers Solomon is a one-joke film stretched well beyond its limits."[1] On Metacritic, the film received a score of 32 out of 100, based on 17 reviews.[2] However, the film has received a favorable User Submitted reviews which currently stand at a 8.0 out of 10.[3] On At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper, Richard Roeper claimed he walked out of the film - something he had never done before.

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