The Brothers Solomon

Synopsis: John and Dean Solomon may have Ph.D.s, but they're socially inept after their widowed father home-schooled them in Antarctica. When their beloved dad falls into a coma, they hatch a plan to revive him using a positive emotional shock - giving him a grandchild. They find a surrogate mom through Craig's list - she's Janine, a penniless local musician, with a large, intimidating boyfriend, James. The pregnancy gives the Solomons nine months to learn to be parents. In a side story, John pursues Tara, a neighbor who takes care of their dad when John and Dean are out; but she has no interest in John. Can the boys keep Janine and James happy, keep dad alive, and learn to be dads?
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Bob Odenkirk
Production: Screen Gems
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93 min

We don't have time for this! Our fa...

Solomon. Solomon!

- Says you're paid. Don't worry about it.

- Great! Thank you.

In fact... says you have credit for a movie.

If you like movies.

You can't park that here.


Oh, Dad.

He seemed to be doing fine...

...and then, like 10 minutes ago,

he lapsed into the coma.

Well, not even 10 minutes.

More like seven.

Or even six.

We got here as soon as we could.

- It's not good.

- His coma?

No, his coma's fine.

It's a strong coma.

That's not surprising.

Dad does everything all the way.

He's amazing.

He can take even the most negative

thing and turn it into a positive.

He's definitely looking at this situation

right now as being half alive.

Yes, he seemed very upbeat

for a man slipping into a coma.

He told me how very proud he was

of both of you...

...of his work for the government...

...of the story of meeting your mother,

and of her tragic death.

He told you all that?

He spoke very fast. Remarkable man,

with very few regrets.

"Few regrets"?

Try no regrets.

No, he said something about

how he wished he could live... see his first grandchild, or...

I forget how he said it.

You know, if you'd been here, like,

five, even four minutes earlier...

We're very aware of the time line.

Hi, Dad.

Looking good.

Looking real good.

It's too bad there aren't, like,

coma pageants.

Right, John?

- John?

- Sorry.

I was thinking about

what Dr. Wong said.

John, Dad would've wanted us

to dispute that late charge.

No, not about the late charge.

About the grandchild thing.

Look, it's not an exact science...

...but sometimes people hang on...

...if they have a milestone

to look forward to.


Yes. Like an anniversary,

or a birthday, or a...

Or a baby being made for you?

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Will Forte

Orville Willis "Will" Forte IV (; born June 17, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, impressionist, writer and producer. His work includes being a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and the creator and star of the sitcom The Last Man on Earth. After obtaining a history degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and becoming a financial broker like his father, Forte changed his career path to comedy and took classes with the improvisational comedy group The Groundlings. He soon found he favored writing best, and he worked as a writer on That '70s Show, before he auditioned for Saturday Night Live (SNL). He joined SNL in 2002, spending eight years as a cast member on the show, where he performed offbeat sketches. His most famous role on the show led to a feature film adaptation, MacGruber (2010), that preceded his departure from the program. Forte took various roles in comedy films, before starring in the drama film Nebraska (2013). Forte created, wrote and starred in his own television sitcom, The Last Man on Earth, which premiered on Fox from 2015 to 2018. He was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, for acting and writing for the series. more…

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