Friday, August 26, 2011

Our Idiot Brother - Movie Review

Paul Rudd stars in this independent film about a dysfunctional family with a star studded cast. Ned Rochlin (Rudd) is a laidback guy who lives a simple life. After selling weed to a policeman (in uniform), he gets put in jail. When he gets out, he drifts through his three sister's homes (Emily Mortimer, Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks) and wreaks havoc in all their lives.

Our Idiot Brother was a light and enjoyable movie. Ned is dumbed down a lot, which is explained by his philosophy of giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. You can't help but laugh as he goes from sister to sister and unintentionally reveals things about themselves and their family that they didn't know was happening themselves. The movie never really takes off though, and the ending was a little silly. It's a nice indie film to see!

Our Idiot Brother comes out in theatres today, August 26th.

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