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      Our Idiot Brother

      R Released Aug 26, 2011 1h 36m Comedy Drama List
      71% Tomatometer 144 Reviews 51% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings Easygoing, dimwitted slacker Ned Rochlin (Paul Rudd) makes the biggest mistake of his so-far uninspired life when he sells some pot to a cop. Homeless and jobless upon his release from jail, Ned must prevail upon his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer) for help. Though Ned himself is utterly without a shred of ambition or guile, it's a different story with his sisters, who find their carefully ordered lives thrown into chaos whenever he's around. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      It's decidedly uneven, but like Paul Rudd's performance in the title role, Our Idiot Brother is too charming to resist.

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      Roger Moore Tribune News Service Rudd can play the innocent as well as the snarky cynic, and that serves him wonderfully here. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 10, 2013 Full Review David Stratton At the Movies (Australia) What I liked about the film is that there is a very good cast. I think all the women in the film are terrific actors. Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 3, 2011 Full Review Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness A pleasant-enough trifle that ensnares itself in the uneasy middle ground between indie drama and dumb-guy comedy. Rated: C+ Sep 12, 2011 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a pervasively enjoyable piece of work that fares better than the majority of contemporary comedies. Rated: 3/4 Oct 29, 2023 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Rudd’s performance and the lighthearted laughs make this an easygoing comedy, one whose laid-back protagonist and casual vibe are easily consumed, enjoyed, and fondly remembered. Rated: 3/4 Mar 9, 2023 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Consistently pleasant, humorous, and agreeable, with plenty of supporting roles inhabited by well-known character actors. Rated: 7/10 Nov 30, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      alan g It is the role Paul Rudd was born to play. He doesn't even have to act, not that he ever does. The rest of the cast id cute but not enough to carry the movie. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 05/26/24 Full Review Ashley M Great movie from start to finish. The cast is incredible and the movie is super well written and executed. You can never go wrong with Paul Rudd who is exceptional throughout. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/03/24 Full Review Audience Member That was such an endearing movie. Great cast! Free Willie Nelson! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review Gareth v A light-hearted feel good comedy that is carried by Paul Rudd's performance. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/19/23 Full Review Meinhard P nice story, good actors Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/19/23 Full Review dave s Ned (Paul Rudd) is the eternal optimist, a man who trusts others, believes in the value of telling the truth, and is always willing to give the benefit of the doubt to others. On the other hand, his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer) think he's an idiot. Our Idiot Brother is a comedy that is unlikely to generate a lot of laughs, but seems content to settle for warm smiles and some good will. The cast, which also includes Steve Coogan, Rashida Jones and T.J. Miller, is uniformly excellent and the dialogue feels real throughout. Granted, it's not the most memorable movie and it does seem to lose its way at times, but it is an enjoyable watch and you might just learn a thing or two from the incorrigible Ned. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Easygoing, dimwitted slacker Ned Rochlin (Paul Rudd) makes the biggest mistake of his so-far uninspired life when he sells some pot to a cop. Homeless and jobless upon his release from jail, Ned must prevail upon his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer) for help. Though Ned himself is utterly without a shred of ambition or guile, it's a different story with his sisters, who find their carefully ordered lives thrown into chaos whenever he's around.
      Director
      Jesse Peretz
      Producer
      Anthony Bregman, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub
      Screenwriter
      Evgenia Peretz, David Schisgall
      Distributor
      Weinstein Co.
      Production Co
      Big Beach, The Weinstein Company, Likely Story
      Rating
      R (Nudity|Language Throughout|Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 26, 2011, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $24.8M
      Runtime
      1h 36m
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