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Our Idiot Brother

September 2, 2011

I really enjoyed Our Idiot Brother. It is a nice film that is carried by a confident performance from Rudd. Rudd could have easily tread into caricature but manages to layer his performance into something unique and not absurd.

Paul Rudd is not an idiot in this film. He is trusting, relaxed and happy guy who does make the occasional dumb/naive decision. The movie starts with him getting arrested for selling weed to a uniformed police officer. He gets out of prison and his hippy girlfriend has broken up with him, shacked up with TJ Miller and refuses to give him his dog back.

The rest of the movie revolves around Rudd dealing with his sisters. Rudd is such a nice and trusting person everybody tells him their secrets which are then pulled out of him. The secrets make the family realize their malcontent and everyone ends up a better person.

The movie has likable characters. Whether it be TJ Miller’s organic farmer, Adam Scott’s sci-fi writer or Rashida Jones lesbian lawyer. The movie is littered with nice scenes and funny dialogue.

I absolutely believe that it would be impossible to leave this film without a smile on your face.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2011 1:31 pm

    I agree, this movie is enjoyable. Paul Rudd is what keeps it together, but the rest of the cast is impressive as well. Just a fun all-around “feel good” flick.

  2. September 2, 2011 3:52 pm

    It’s feel-good, but at times it just could have been so much better and funnier than what it seemed like it was. But Paul Rudd as Ned is a great performance and ties this film together in the end. Good Review! Check out mine when you get the chance!


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