Our Idiot Brother [DVD] [2011]

  • SKU: 3699399
  • Release Date: 11/29/2011
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 10)

Special Features


  • Feature commentary with director Jesse Peretz
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Making of Our Idiot Brother

Synopsis


Our Idiot Brother
Scruffy idealist Ned (Paul Rudd) wreaks havoc on the lives of his mother (Shirley Knight) and three sisters, Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), and Liz (Emily Mortimer), while overstaying his welcome in each of their homes and voicing his opinions when they aren't wanted. Organic farmer Ned always looks for the best in everyone, but his unfailing honesty continually lands him in hot water. Arrested for selling drugs to a uniformed police officer, Ned gets the boot from his girlfriend, and mourns losing custody of his beloved dog, Willie Nelson. Fortunately for Ned, his sisters are able to recognize his inherent goodness and give him a place to stay as he struggles to get back on his feet. Meanwhile, Ned's unusual habit of telling the truth often comes at the cost of his siblings' sanity, and before long they're regretting their decision to help him out. But just when it starts to look as if Ned might be the dimmest bulb in the box, a sudden epiphany prompts his entire family to consider the prospect that the world would be a much better place if everyone were as honest as their freewheeling brother. Steve Coogan and Hugh Dancy co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Paul Rudd
    Paul Rudd - Ned
  • Elizabeth Banks
    Elizabeth Banks - Miranda
  • Zooey Deschanel
    Zooey Deschanel - Natalie
  • Emily Mortimer
    Emily Mortimer - Liz
  • Steve Coogan
    Steve Coogan - Dylan



Customer rating

4.5
80%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Well done

    Posted
    Treydle
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    Paul Rudd is Ned. A biodynamic farmer who genuinely expects nothing but kindness from those he meets, Ned is affable to the Nth degree. He is so taken in by people that when a uniformed police officer asks him for marijuana and insists on paying for it, Ned (Rudd) is completely taken aback when said officer arrests him and sends him to jail for eight months. Upon his release he is evicted from his own property by the girlfriend who decided to dump him while he was in prison but never told him. In addition, she’s decided to hang onto their dog out of sheer spite. And so Ned seeks shelter and assistance from his genuinely loving mother and his sisters who only help out of guilt and only until it becomes inconvenient for them. His sister Miranda (Elizabeth Banks) is a Vanity Fair journalist writing a profile on a member the royal family and half-heartedly involved with a neighbor who wants more but doesn’t expect to get it. Natalie (Zooey Deschanel) is a bisexual “performance artist” living in a studio apartment with her girlfriend (Rashida Jones) and five other people. Liz (Emily Mortimer) is married to a documentary filmmaker (Steve Coogan) who shows no interest in maintaining their physical relationship and with whom she has a son who is being raised in a manner devoid of even the comic violence of The Pink Panther. As they all suffer various setbacks, the sisters seem intent on putting the blame for those setbacks on their brother despite the fact that those setbacks are the result of failings in their own character or the character of those around them. Ned is ostracized and, soon enough finds himself back in jail after revealing to his parole officer that he has violated the conditions of his release by smoking marijuana. Paul Rudd as Ned is a very endearing character. The sisters (Deschanel, Mortimer and Banks) are self-involved and less than endearing but their eventual growth and that of their relationship with Ned is enough to turn their roles in the story. There’s no real redemption for the ex-girlfriend (played by Kathryn Hahn) but the shoe eventually ends up on the other foot. I really enjoyed this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Good Movie!

    Posted
    Mike
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    I went into this movie with low expectations, the title turned me off because of the plot line it implied. I was pleasantly surprised. The plot is fairly complex, the characters have good depth, its funny in a low key way, there is some drama and suspense, but best of all is how good this movie makes you feel. I don't like chick flicks or mushy movies, and this was neither of those. But the movie makes you feel warm inside and makes you want to be as good and honest to the people in your life as Paul Rudd was with the cast members. Its not only enjoyable while you are watching it, but I found myself thinking about it and smiling for days afterwards. If you're looking for something to put you in a good mood, see this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    funny movie

    Posted
    pbaj
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    I loved this movie. Paul Ruud was the reason I purchased it and I wasn't disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ok movie

    Posted
    Doug
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    This movie had it's moments, but overall average. I guess you'd have to like that kind of comedy...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good movie

    Posted
    pbaj
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    I expected this movie to just be a comedy, but it actually had a little bit of a message at the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    bigmoe
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    I saw this movie in the theaters the day it came out and it was very funny. I enjoyed every scene.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not so funny

    Posted
    nrdmd
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    This is one of those movies you wouldn't watch again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    pbaj
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    This movie wasn't just funny like I thought it would be. It had kind of a moral at the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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