Our Idiot Brother

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Paul Rudd stars in this witty and highly relatable comedy about that one family member who is always just a little bit behind the curve. For sisters Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), Natalie (Zooey Deschanel) and Liz (Emily Mortimer), that person is their upbeat brother Ned, an organic farmer whose willingness to rely on honesty and trusting of humankind allows for a trouble-free existence. Ned may be utterly lacking in common sense, but he is their brother and after his girlfriend dumps him and boots him off the farm, his sisters once again come to his rescue. As Liz, Emily and Natalie each take a turn at housing Ned, their brother's unfailing commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes in their comfortable routines. But after seeing life through Ned’s optimistic perspective, his family comes to realize that maybe, Ned isn't such an idiot after all.

Specifications

Studio Tcfhe/anchor Bay/starz
SKU 223864753
UPC 013132367095
UPC 14 00013132367095
Format DVD
Release Date 7/30/2013
Rating Rating
Keywords
Brothers
Editors Note
Note 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.
Reviews
Box Office 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Jesse Peretz's comedy about a well-meaning slacker accidentally creating chaos for his three sisters is a wonderful vehicle for Rudd's humor and considerable charm." 01/24/2011
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "The movie circles with nimble wit through an A-list of supporting characters....[The film] is as good-hearted as its hero." 08/24/2011
USA Today "Rudd perfectly captures the perennially cheerful man-child....OUR IDIOT BROTHER is as irresistible and easy to love as a golden retriever." 08/26/2011
Los Angeles Times "You can thank Paul Rudd for the natural high that keeps OUR IDIOT BROTHER floating so amusingly." 08/26/2011
Movieline "OUR IDIOT BROTHER is a feel-good movie for people who resist feel-good movies....[It] stays afloat by clinging to its buoyant star, Paul Rudd." 08/25/2011
New York Times "[I]t's a bittersweet, indie-ish study of grown-up sibling relations, and also a raucous celebration of male immaturity." 08/26/2011
Entertainment Weekly "[A] bouncy, bighearted comedy of Capraesque life lessons..." -- Grade: B 09/02/2011
Actors
Elizabeth Banks
Hugh Dancy
Steve Coogan
Emily Mortimer
Cast & Crew
Elizabeth Banks - Star
Hugh Dancy - Star
Steve Coogan - Star
Emily Mortimer - Star
Paul Rudd - Star
Zooey Deschanel - Star
Nick Sullivan - Co-Star
Rashida Jones - Co-Star
James Biberi - Co-Star
Michael Barry - Sound Re-Recording
Suzana Peric - Music Editor
Brian Smyj - Stunt Coordinator
Nathan Larson - Composer
Adam Scott - Co-Star
Silvestre Rasuk - Co-Star
Kathryn Hahn - Co-Star
Sterling K. Brown - Co-Star
Andrew Secunda - Co-Star
Bob Stephenson - Co-Star
T.J. Miller - Co-Star
Janet Montgomery - Co-Star
Alexia Rasmussen - Co-Star
Kathy Fitzgerald - Co-Star
Katie Aselton - Co-Star
Francesca Papalia - Co-Star
Kelly Briter - Co-Star
Matthew Mindler - Co-Star
Kayla Squiteri - Co-Star
Summer Squiteri - Co-Star
Linda Haug - Co-Star
Wrenn Schmidt - Co-Star
Lucas Near-Verbugghe - Co-Star
Gina Artese - Co-Star
Adi Hanash - Co-Star
Camille Bright - Co-Star
Teja Frank - Co-Star
Jesse Peretz - Story
Susan Jacobs - Music Director
David Schisgall - Screenwriter
David Schisgall - Story
Caroline Jaczko - Production Manager/UPM
Howard Gertler - Post-Production Supervisor
Yaron Orbach - Director of Photography
Mariela Comitini - Assistant Director
Brainstorm Digital - Visual Effects Designer
Eric Hirsch - Sound Re-Recording
Eric D. Johnson - Composer
Evgenia Peretz - Screenwriter
Evgenia Peretz - Story
Ben Cheah - Sound Re-Recording
Qodi Armstrong - Hairstylist
Susan Perlman - Set Decorator
Vanessa Heshima Sims - Hairstylist
Nick London - Makeup
Polly Draper - Co-Star
Peter Hermann - Co-Star
Marceleine Hugot - Co-Star
Shirley Knight - Co-Star
Neal Lerner - Co-Star
Jesse Peretz - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00013132367095
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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