Friday, 27 April 2012

Our Idiot Brother (2011) review

Ned a happy organic farmer has his life turned upside down when he is arrested for selling marijuana to a uniformed police officer. Upon being released from jail he is kicked out of the farm he lived on and with no job, or home he becomes reliant on his three sisters for support. While living with his three sisters he unknowingly disrupts the flow of their lives and suffers the full force of their criticism and ends up back in prison. It is not until this happens that the sisters realize how good of a person Ned is and that he only ever had good intentions.

The film is quite humorous with all of the cast being quite capable comedians however as the film progresses the events about to unfold become more and more predictable and this can take some of the humor away. Ned (Paul Rudd) plays the trusting character who believes in the goodness of humankind but sometimes his trust is so obviously stupid that it makes it difficult to really sympathize for him when he gets in trouble. Overall the film is a very light hearted enjoyable movie but lacks any real engagement with the audience.

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