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OUR IDIOT BROTHER

 
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At Theaters: 8/26/2011 On Video: 11/29/2011
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 579941
Studio: Weinstein Co.
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After Ned is booted off the farm by his girlfriend and loses custody of his canine, he heads home to his Mom. He arrives in time for the weekly dinner with the entire clan. His three sisters offer their support and ideas on how to get back on his feed and get his dog back. The prospect of early morning errands and afternoon tippling with his Mom is too much so he heads out to visit his sisters.
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Comedy - This is a much gentler comedy than the advertising would suggest, but language, drugs, sex, and adult subject matter make the film inappropriate for children. Fans of all the stars, especially Paul Rudd, will have a lot to savor here.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Paul Rudd HOW DO YOU KNOW?, DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS
Elizabeth Banks THE NEXT THREE DAYS, THE UNINVITED, ROLE MODELS
Zooey Deschanel YOUR HIGHNESS, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, YES MAN
Emily Mortimer CARS 2, SHUTTER ISLAND, THE PINK PANTHER 2
Steve Coogan THE OTHER GUYS, MARMADUKE
Hugh Dancy ADAM, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC
Director: Jesse Peretz THE EX
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 8 S-words; 2 GD's; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex with related nudity.
VIOLENCE: Hits.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and marijuana.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, physical gags, dog humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Our Idiot Brother is like a horse that's slow to get out of the gate.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good It's refreshing, this late in the summer, to find a hot weather comedy that doesn't hate its characters and embed them in scatology and sexual impossibilities.

USA Today Full Review
Good Our Idiot Brother is as irresistible and easy to love as a golden retriever.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 15 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
5
Fairly Low
60%
30+Adults (F)
6
Fairly Low
50%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 15 moviegoers:
Unfortunately, there aren't enough reviews in any group to be very accurate. Moviegoers just weren't seeing this movie in any large numbers.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:One male loved it and one rated it above average. The one female also rated it above average.
ADULTS:Poor reviews from both males and females. Approximately half of the adults did indicate that they would recommend "Our Idiot Brother" to their friends, so these reviews aren't too bad. Half apparently did enjoy this movie, at least to some degree.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Every family has one: the sibling with a peculiar knack for messing things up, despite having nothing but good intentions. For the three Rochlin sisters -- Liz (Emily Mortimer), Miranda (Elizabeth Banks) and Natalie (Zooey Deschanel) - that person is their perennially upbeat brother, Ned (Paul Rudd), a biodynamic farmer whose willingness to rely on the honesty and goodwill of humankind is a less-than-optimal strategy for a tidy, trouble-free existence. Ned's latest encounter with everyday duplicity and selfishness has found him (1) jailed for selling pot to a uniformed police officer and (2) booted off the farm by his girlfriend, Janet (Kathryn Hahn). None too pleased with Ned's gaffe, Janet has taken up with a new guy in his absence, but what really smarts is her refusal to grant Ned custody of his adored canine sidekick, a Golden Retriever named Willie Nelson.

Homeless, jobless, and sadly dogless, Ned hoists his backpack and heads to his childhood home on Long Island. Mom Ilene (Shirley Knight) is thrilled to have her parolee son back in the fold, and Ned's story is greeted with shock, sympathy and more than a few jokes when the family gathers at Ilene's for their weekly dinner. As usual, the entire clan has made the pilgrimage from various parts of New York City. All the siblings offer Ned support and ideas for how to get back on his feet and back to his dog, before rushing back to their regular lives in the city and leaving to Ned to the dubious comfort of his old bedroom.

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