"Our Idiot Brother (2011/Blu-ray/Anchor Bay)" Review

Review: Our Idiot Brother follows Ned (Paul Rudd) who is a very care free and peaceful person who after going to prison for selling weed to a cop ends up floating from one sisters house to another with hopes of one day getting his dog back who he named Willie Nelson, but things go wrong for those around him after his truthful personality comes into their lives.

This was one of those films that I really wanted to see after watching the trailer earlier this year because I have always liked the roles Paul Rudd has taken on weather they are in mainstream films or off beat indie films, he has always entertained me. Sadly this film did not last long in my area so I missed out until now and I will say that I got exactly what I expected from this film and then some. Along with Rudd you also get a great cast of actors who I have seen in many other films and shows and each played their character like what you'd expect especially if you have seen their other films. Which can be a good thing and bad thing because the 3 sisters are really one sided and unlikable from time to time.
Despite that I still did like what each character brought to the story, now one thing I must kinda warn you is that they do center around Paul Rudd's character the most so if you like him like I do then you will love this film but if you don't you may want to stay away. As you would expect Ned was my favorite character and I think it's because I really wish there were more people like him but with a little more common sense. Another thing that made this film likable was the pacing, it goes along very smoothly and doesn't slow down to where it's boring but at the same time doesn't go too fast so that you don't get lost easily.
Now there is one thing I would of changed about this film and I would of kept the original ending because it may not of been funny but it would of been better instead of the somewhat Hollywood ending that they tacked onto this one. None the less it was a good film. Overall this was a really fun and sweet film that anyone with a pulse should give a shot at least one time!

-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: Jesse Peretz
Genre: Comedy
Blu-Ray/DVD Release Year: 2011
Theatrical Release Year: 2011
Time Length: 90 mins.
Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Website: www.anchorbayent.com