Time to grow up? Jordan Gelber and Donna Murphy in Dark Horse
In the 2008 comedy Step Brothers, oversized thirtysomething kids Will Ferrell and John C Reilly burst into the marital bedroom shared by their respective parents. Squirming with anticipation, they beg to turn their own twin beds into a bunk. Reluctant approval secured, they bound away. Seconds and a sickening crash later, a distraught Reilly reappears, wailing: “Those bunk beds were a terrible idea. Why did you let us do it?”
Over the past decade, cinema screens have been overrun with such characters—adult males in various stages of arrested…
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