Step Brothers Dinner Sex Scene
The best dinner scenes in movies do more than just tell us what these characters like to eat. They reveal insights into characters. This particular moment from Creed 2 makes Victor a worthwhile adversary and someone we become invested in.
Step Brothers Dinner Sex Scene
The sequel capitalizes on what made the first film work well. A lot of scares come up throughout the film, but the It Chapter Two dinner scene remains one of the most haunting moments in the entire film.
When did comedies get so mean? "Step Brothers" has a premise that might have produced a good time at the movies, but when I left, I felt a little unclean. The plot: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly play Brennan and Dale, two never-employed 40-ish sons who still live at home, eating melted cheese nachos and watching TV. When their parents (Mary Steenburgen and Richard Jenkins) get married, they become step-brothers and have to share the same room. This causes them to inflict agonizing pain upon each other and use language that would seem excessive in the men's room of a truck stop.
VIDEO and AUDIOStep Brothers' DVDs feature the word "widescreen" in the edition moniker. That's odd because no fullscreen alternative is offered. The 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation is just swell. Fitting two cuts on one side of the disc appears to have no negative effects. The high contrast picture is satisfyingly sharp and clean. The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack makes little use of the rear channels, but delivers an energetic and fine experience all the same. The feature is subtitled, but, in opposition to current trends, bonus features are not. BONUS FEATURES, MENUS and PACKAGINGWhile Sony sometimes varies special features between single-disc and double-disc versions (as on the recent Hancock), here the studio takes the more common approach of having Disc 1 replicate the single-disc Unrated Edition. A modest supply of extras is housed on Disc 1, with Disc 2's exclusives providing much more deleted/extended/alternate content.Topping Disc 1's supplements is an audio commentary by Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and director Adam McKay. With composer Jon Brion scoring, they make this the world's first musical commentary. You may not believe it, but off-the-cuff observations are much funnier in song, especially from witty people thinking on their feet. Among the topics sung about are eating salty foods on camera, working with salty Robert Duvall, a disheartened choreographer, the making of $25,000 prosthetic balls, the tough lives of actors, green screen (with hilariously anachronous examples from cinema's past), chewing tobacco, and the commentary itself. To prevent the gag from getting tiresome, they fall back into normal speech between numbers. Also, NBA player Baron Davis is randomly called in for the middle stretch to talk about the league and his opponents and to answer and ask questions. Those opposed to commentary should still give this funny track a listen. It's not too informative, but then does it need to be when it's more than entertaining?Six Extended & Alternate Scenes (17:30) are the first of many extras along the same lines. Like those that follow, these ones have diverting material but not enough to sustain inclusion in full. The featured scenes include a lengthy heart-to-heart in night vision goggles, Dale and Brennan's differing enjoyment of their Christmas Eve gifts, and more of Rob Riggle's "Pow" guy character Randy, who seems to have been given the most cuts.Apatow DVD staple "Line-O-Rama" (5:53) serves us a barrage of alternate lines, most from Ferrell, Reilly, and Adam Scott. A gag reel (4:10) consists largely of actors breaking into laughter. Both features cull many of their outtakes from deleted/extended scenes. Next comes Huff 'n Doback's "Boats 'n Hoes" (1:50) music video in fullscreen and in full. The lewdness of the guys' sexual lyrics becomes a lot more evident and upsetting here."The Making of Step Brothers" (22:00) is a good general production featurette, the type that's become somewhat uncommon, especially for a comedy like this. Cast/crew interviews and B-roll footage paint a full, earnest look at the film's casting, heavy improvisation and atmosphere of fun. It's one of the set's best and most complete extras.Disc 1 opens with trailers for Pineapple Express, The Pink Panther 2, and Oscar bait Synecdoche New York. The disc's easily and automatically accessed Previews menu holds these and additional spots for The Wackness and Hancock.Disc 2's bonus features begin with six Deleted Scenes (9:30). These short, self-contained bits spend more time with many of the lead characters, but do not provide much entertainment value. Ten Extended & Alternate Scenes (21:25) follow. These offer a mixed bag; some such as Dale and Brennan's possession comparison (involving a rare Chewbacca PEZ dispenser and a majestic wolf lamp) are plenty funny, others are much less so (like the stepbrothers' long, grossly graphic sex talk while paging through digitally blurred porn mags). There are also Dale and Brennan's wedding toasts, alternate house showings, amusing hungry 911 calls, and more time spent with Randy.Ten Job Interviews (29:07) show us alternate, extended, and deleted versions of the tuxedoed stepbrothers' meetings with six potential employers (played by Craig Robinson, Gillian Vigman, Brian Huskey, director Adam McKay, Ed Helms, and Seth Rogen). Each interview starts promisingly before going south. Several of them are given multiple edits. Generally, the improvised-feeling scenes see how far they can take gags like mishearing "HR lady" Pam Gringe's name, turning the interview around to quiz the interviewer, misunderstanding drug testing, and their James Bond-like appearances. Although much of it goes too far, there's definitely some amusing material (such as when Rogen hires them) here that didn't make the film."Therapy" (13:35) supplies seven unseen sessions of Dale and Brennan with their respective psychologists (Ian Roberts, Andrea Savage). Not only do they further show off the improvisational talents of Reilly and Ferrell, but they also contain a number of funny bits in the process. "Prestige Worldwide Full Presentation" (4:50) provides an extended version of Dale and Brennan's dinner business pitch. It gives us a better idea of what their all-purpose entertainment plans encompass, but without enough comedy to fuel a sequence of this length."Dale vs. Brennan" (6:50) shows us unused/alternate barbs in four of the stepsiblings' matches of verbal one-upmanship. Like just about everything else, some of it's funny, some of it's over-the-top, and viewers will vary in deciding where that line is drawn.Next comes "The Music of Step Brothers" (18:12), an unexpectedly detailed and serious look at the work of composer Jon Brion and other musicians on the film. The piece covers four features of the soundtrack: a saccharine '60s family film score, a rock band composed of Deerhoof and Wilco members, a one-man quartet, and original song in the style of a '60s standard ("The Family Bible"). It's not a topic that seems to deserve such attention, nor is it one that will hold most viewers' attention in its entirety.
No matter what kind of story you're writing, eventually the characters might sit down and enjoy a dinner table together. Table scenes are ways to get everyone in a room with one another. You can showcase power dynamics, create drama and comedy, and raise or even ease tensions. They are malleable to any genre of storytelling and work across mediums as well.
The best dinner table scenes set the audience up for the movie or TV show they're about to watch and even steep the audience in why they tuned in at all. It's where the genre truly pays off and trailer moments come into play. They can happen in any act and help you structure any kind of plant and payoff.
Obviously, dinner scenes are used in comedy, but before we jump into more of those, I wanted to look at one from a drama to show how they can really build tension. Like the one from American Beauty. (Sorry about Kevin Spacey.) This scene involves a couple crumbling. They had a normal routine that's now falling apart.
Hopefully, these examples and tips help guide you on your dinner table scene writing. Remember that essentially, you are giving people different motives and having them clash all at once. So when you start in, pick who is in the scenes and what they need. From there, pick who is going to win and fail. Sometimes no one wins. But make sure you stick to the tone of your story and really accentuate the genre.
39-year-old Brennan Huff and 40-year-old Dale Doback are immature adults still living at home. Brennan lives with his divorced mother, Nancy, and Dale lives with his widowed father, Robert. Robert and Nancy meet, fall in love, and marry, forcing Brennan and Dale to live together as step brothers. Brennan and Dale initially despise each other, and after Brennan defies Dale and touches Dale's drum set (once with his testicles), a violent brawl erupts between them. They are grounded with no television for a week and are ordered to find jobs within a month or be evicted.
He added that Ferrell and Reilly's characters would be mature and have jobs. "One of them's married and has a kid. They're still kind of goofballs but they've taken three or four steps. Then we have an idea for something happens that knocks him back to square one, and one of the brothers, John C. Reilly sort of instigates it, like 'we can't take this anymore.' And things go really bad, their lives kind of fall apart. They have to pull it back together is sort of the basic structure." McKay has also said that ideas that were not used in the first film may be used in the sequel.
But eventually the stepbrothers discover they have quite a bit in common and become, for a while, best friends: They pal around like kids on an extended sleepover, sharing secrets, showing off their own little treasures (night-vision goggles, a samurai sword signed by American Idol judge Randy Jackson) and plotting an improbable career path for themselves. They start acting like, well, brothers, standing up for each other when the chips are down. 350c69d7ab