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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


  • Reviews Counted: 139
  • Fresh: 95
  • 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,, 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

Loved it!!

This movie is very enjoyable, entertaining, sweet & funny. Paul Rudd brings his character depth & he is definitely no idiot, despite the title. The entire cast works well together. I enjoyed this movie so much, I just wanted to make homemade candles too 🕯🕯🕯Highly recommend this movie 👍👍👍🤣😎


This movie looked funny but excessive unnecessary use of Lord's name in vain. Seemed like the actors were making up their lines as they went. Boring. I didn't finish it.

Really it’s ok

It’s ok the actors all work well together. The movie is kind of slow moving but it fits the storyline. I would’ve gave it 3.5 stars.

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

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