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The Brothers Solomon

I wanted to like this movie.  I really did.  Will Arnett gave us one of the great television characters of recent memory in Gob Bluth on Arrested Development.  Will Forte has been one of the few bright spots on Saturday Night Livein the past few seasons.  Director Bob Odenkirk, best known for his 1990’s HBO series Mr. Show with Bob and David, has made some of the funniest sketch comedy of the last 20 years.  Why was this movie not funny?  In reality, the film did have a few moments of humor (I think every movie hits at least 1-2 jokes out of the hundreds that may be told).  The recurring use of the song Man in Motion (St. Elmo’s Fire) was kind of funny at first, but by the fourth time hearing the song I was looking to mute the television and switch to subtitles.  The characters are likable, and the movie doesn’t drag on too long, but nausea does set in waiting for the end.  I don’t know who had it worse: me for sitting through the entire film, or Lee Majors being reduced to playing a coma patient for 90% of the movie.  Watch it once to see what I’m talking about, but don’t get your hopes up. 

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