• Our Idiot Brother (2011)

Our Idiot Brother

Release Date: August 26th, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 29th, 2011

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Coogan, Rashida Jones, Hugh Dancy

Director: Jesse Peretz

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Big Beach, Likely Story

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Girlfriend, Transformation, Lighthearted, Husband, Underdog, Prison, Emotional, Sister, Hilarious, Relationships, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Bob MondelloNPR

    The rhythms are gentle, the smiles plentiful, the chuckles frequent, with the overall effect about as pleasantly innocuous as the film's hero. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Shambles along with all the purposefulness of its title character, a kind of near-beer Lebowski who's neither reckless enough to cheer for nor misguided enough to disdain. show more

  • 70
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    Goofily funny, and silly, and in many ways follows the currents of contemporary comedy into the gulf stream of inanity. And yet Ned turns out to be a strangely moving figure, a comic foil worthy of affection, perhaps even respect. show more

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