Rated R · 96 minutes · 2011

Our Idiot Brother is not a great Paul Rudd movie, like Wet Hot American Summer or Role Models. Instead, it’s a good movie that probably would’ve sucked had Rudd not brought his particular brand of brilliance to the proceedings. Rudd shines as stoner-simpleton Ned, who is briefly imprisoned at the beginning of the film after trying to sell pot to a uniformed police officer. When Ned goes to live with his sisters (played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer), the movie loses a little steam, yet Rudd always manages to snap it back to life with his charms. T.J. Miller steals scenes as Billy, the stoned biodynamic farmer who shacks up with Ned’s girlfriend (the talented Kathryn Hahn, as funny here as she was in Step Brothers) while he’s in custody.

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Official Site: ouridiotbrother.com
Director: Jesse Peretz
Producer: Anthony Bregman, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Jesse Peretz, Caroline Jaczko, Stefanie Azpiazu, Aleen Keshishian and John Hodges
Cast: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Coogan, Rashida Jones, Hugh Dancy, Shirley Knight, Adam Scott, T.J. Miller, Janet Montgomery and Matthew Mindler


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Colorado Springs Independent Dumb luck: Our Idiot Brother If the film winds up endearing rather than aggravating, it's almost exclusively thanks to Paul Rudd. by Scott Renshaw 08/25/2011
Portland Mercury More Rudd, Less Idiot Our Idiot Brother: a dreamboat with a bad haircut. by Elinor Jones 08/25/2011
Creative Loafing Atlanta Paul Rudd proves too smart for Our Idiot Brother Film OD's on Hollywood rom-com by Curt Holman 08/24/2011
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The Coast Halifax Our Idiot Brother is easygoing Comedy not LOL funny, but light and sweet by Matt Semansky 08/25/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Colombiana, Our Idiot Brother and other film events around town. 08/25/2011
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Aug. 26 An extra Earth, a war heroine, a young assassin, a terrified child and an idiot brother. It's all at the movies. 08/26/2011

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