Monday, September 22, 2014

Our Idiot Brother (2011)

Number Rolled: 51
Movie Name/Year: Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Genre: Independent
Length: 89 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: Weinstein Company, Big Beach Films, Likely Story, Yuk Films
Executive Producer: Stefanie Azpiazu, John Hodges, Caroline Jaczko, Aleen Keshishian, Jesse Peretz
Director: Jesse Peretz
Writer: Jesse Peretz, Evgenia Peretz, David Schisgall
Actors: Paul Rudd, Bob Stephenson, Elizabeth Banks, Peter Hermann, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, T.J. Miller, Shirley Knight, Matthew Mindler, Sterling K. Brown, Hugh Dancy, Lydia Haug, Janet Montgomery, Wrenn Schmidt

Ned is an idiot. He’s a farmer, selling his goods on the market. When an officer approaches him for marijuana, the easy answer is to say that he has none. Instead, Ned sells the uniformed officer some weed and is promptly arresting, setting off a chain of effects that affects everyone associated with him.

Our Idiot Brother was a cute movie.

Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man, Role Models, Knocked Up) is a decent actor with a good sense of comedic timing and Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Zach and Miri Make a Porno, 30 Rock) is a goddess. Everyone else was pretty good, but not really all that memorable. I’m beginning to think I don’t really enjoy Zooey Deschanel’s (New Girl, (500) Days of Summer, Failure to Launch) brand of quirk either.

The story was decent and there were a great deal of laughs involves, but it still didn’t resonate with me as much as I wish it had. My favorite part of the movie was Willie Nelson (the dog) and he wasn’t in the movie as much as I would have liked.

I think that a lot of people would adore this movie, and with good reason. For myself, however, I found it relatively mediocre.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 52%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 4.5/5
Trust-the-Dice Score3/5

P.S. There are bloopers during the credits.

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