The Brothers Solomon follows the hapless
quest of brothers John (Will Arnett) and Dean Solomon (Will
Forte) to find a woman — any woman — willing to bear their
child and fulfill the wish of their dying father (Lee
Majors). After a few dating disasters, it looks as if the
brothers may beat the odds and find what they’re looking for
when Dean meets a woman eager to have his baby.
Unfortunately, she is flattened by a passing bus right
before his eyes.
Undeterred, the single-minded brothers change tactics,
ditching conventional dating to try their luck with, in
short succession, a street hooker, an adoption agency and
finally, the Craigslist website. Their online ad quickly
attracts a response from Janine (Kristen Wiig), who agrees
to be a surrogate mother for their child — for a hefty fee.
Janine’s pining ex, James (Chi McBride), is none too
thrilled about her decision, but a trip to the fertility
clinic ensues and before long Janine is with child.
As the pregnancy progresses and the brothers embark on an
course in parenting, Janine finally begins to warm to the
brothers’ earnest enthusiasm. Even James, with whom she is
now reunited, can’t help but laugh at their antics. Perhaps
they will make decent dads after all.
But as the birth date looms, Janine gets cold feet and
vanishes. For the first time, the brothers’ tireless
optimism flags and it occurs to them that – despite the
double Ph.D.s they each earned during their home schooling
days in the North Pole – they might be losers after all. But
rather than give up, the tenacious siblings decide to do
everything within their power to find Janine and fulfill
their father's wish.
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