Our Idiot Brother

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Paul Rudd steals the show in Our Idiot Brother as laid–back hippy Ned who’s so guileless, he doesn’t pick up on the deceit and cynicism that surround him. After doing time for inadvertently selling marijuana, he loses his former job, girlfriend and dog, but finds acceptance with his mom and three sisters. Unfortunately, as he gets involved in their lives, his innocence exposes flaws in their respective lives and relationships.

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The sweetness of Our Idiot Brother is betrayed by profanity, sexual situations and nudity. ClearPlay edits about 130 instances of language, nearly 50 of them f–words. ClearPlay also cuts several scenes of nudity, implied lovemaking, and lewd conversations. The story contains a same–sex relationship.

Should I bother with Brother?…

Our Idiot Brother is not a laugh–a–minute comedy, but rather, a comedy of manners with Ned as a fish–out–of–water trying to do his own thing, kind of like a less funny but more sincere version of Elf. Rudd is great as Ned, and the sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer) offer strong yet understated supporting performances, delivering a film that emphasizes sincerity and the acceptance of other people at face value.

Marty Nabhan—ClearPlay Organic Reviewer
Rated R for sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout.; 90 min; Directed By Jesse Peretz
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