The Brothers Solomon is funny movie in 2007. You might be wondering how a movie written by Will Forte, directed by Bob Odenkirk and starring Forte and Will Arnett developed a rep as a catastrophic failure. Well, it kind of was, at least at the box office: it’s one of the few widely released films I can think of that didn’t even crack a million dollars its first weekend, and it didn’t even make a million total during its short time in theaters. Okay, and critics hated it, too, but critics have hated a lot of hilarious comedies.
Highlights about the Brothers Solomon
And although The Brothers Solomon is too inconsistent to be genuinely hilarious, it’s still a movie that will make you laugh hard and often if you’re on the same comedic wavelength as Forte. Forte has certain stylistic tics—a love for music, a weird way with language, a fascination with cringe-inducing awkwardness from characters that often have sincere and good intentions, the courage to then take those characters into dark and depressing territory as those intentions turn sour.
They are all as present in The Brothers Solomon as they are in his beloved TV show The Last Man on Earth. The Brothers Solomon is far from perfect, but it’s a vital part of Forte’s oeuvre, and a weird footnote to comedy god Bob Odenkirk’s multifaceted career.