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Our Idiot Brother

HD   R Closed Captioning

Jesse Peretz

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About the Movie

Sisters Liz, Miranda (Elizabeth Banks of TV's 30 ROCK, ZACK & MIRI MAKE A PORNO, ROLE MODELS) and Natalie (Zooey Deschanel of (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, YES MAN, TV's THE NEW GIRL), have an idiot for a brother. Perennially upbeat Ned (Paul Rudd of I LOVE YOU MAN, DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS, 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN), an erstwhile organic farmer, is utterly lacking in common sense. After his girlfriend dumps him and boots him off their farm, Ned turns to his sisters, who once again come to his rescue, each taking a turn housing their troublemaker sibling. Ned's unfailing commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes in their comfortable routines, but as the sisters' lives begin to unravel, they come to realize that maybe, in his steadfast optimism, Ned isn't such an idiot after all.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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68%
  • Reviews Counted: 136
  • Fresh: 92
  • Rotten: 44
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's a warm, intelligent and highly contemporary comedy with just the right amount of edge, a terrific ensemble cast and a big, fuzzy golden retriever ready to knock you down and lick you like a giant lollipop. – Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Aug 25, 2011

Fresh: Rudd brings color and dimension to a borderline-simpleton schlub who could have easily become a one-note cliche. – Alexis Loinaz, Chicago Tribune, Oct 24, 2011

Fresh: Despite a pleasantly laid-back demeanor, you wish it would just get focused. – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Aug 26, 2011

Rotten: Rudd has created a genuinely engaging character in the Candide-like Ned, but "Our Idiot Brother" gives him very little garden to cultivate. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Aug 26, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Decent

Rudd creates a veritable brother - annoying yet lovable and produces moments of good fun. Easy going film, nice option for a rainy saturday afternoon.

:p

You would expect more of them, actually i only went to see it cuz there was a waiting line for a movie that I wanted to see was booked so yeah, it was little boring and they were trying to be funny but failed

Cute movie

I thought the movie was really cute. Loved the acting and directing.

Our Idiot Brother
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2011

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