OUR IDIOT BROTHER

USA, 2011 (MIFF 2011, International Panorama)

Director: Jesse Peretz

Every family has an idiot.

An endearing performance from Paul Rudd supercharges this comedy about well-meaning man-child Ned Rochlin, whose blundering optimism sets him on a collision course with his family.

Jailed for selling pot, Ned finds upon his release from prison he that he's been deserted by his girlfriend, who won't let him back on their organic farm. Jobless and homeless, Ned embarks on a couch-hopping tour through the homes of his three self-absorbed sisters - played with quiet exasperation by Emily Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel. Unwittingly causing havoc in their personal and professional lives, Ned ultimately brings a little perspective too.

"[Paul Rudd] has the agility to handle the nuances of the well-meaning boob, but conveys genuine good, as well, as he plays for laughs." - Screen International

D Jesse Peretz P Peter Saraf, Marc Turtlelaub, Anthony Bregman S Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall Dist Village Roadshow Entertainment TD HD Cam/2011


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