Obscure Movie Characters We Like: Derek from Step Brothers

Adam Scott

If you haven’t seen the movie Step Brothers then you are definitely missing out.  It’s one of those movies that I feel definitely flew under the radar.  I know that I when I saw the trailer I thought it would completely suck.  Oh how I was wrong.

I think it’s because I was starting to sour at Will Ferrell at that point and I figured he and John C. Reilly would just be plain dumb.  Well yes, they were dumb but the movie was also quite hilarious.  If you want vintage Ferrell screaming and needing nothing else but to scream to make you laugh then this is solid.

Also, the supporting cast is amazing.  My favorite character being “Derek” played by Adam Scott….

First of all if you don’t know who Adam Scott is, he’s the guy in the most recent comedic Rachel Bilson video on Funny or Die.  Second of all you’ve gotta see him in Step Brothers.  He plays Will Ferrell’s “successful” yuppie brother Derek.  Derek’s character is that of a bully and super male.

But the distance the movie goes to display this is truly awesome.   From stupid hand shakes to showing off how much money he makes, to homoerotic idiosynchrocies, the movie clearly makes a joke out of how uncomfortably male he is.

The way he constantly picks on Ferrell’s character,  shows off his chiseled (fake) six pack, and is oblivious to how messed up his own family is (by the way his wife’s character is amazing) all makes Derek who he is in this movie.

Here’s a quick clip that shows the essence of this character


If you see this movie, if anything see it for Derek.


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