Despite looking for the good in every situation and the best in every person, Ned always seems to find himself holding the short end of the stick—getting jail time for selling pot to a uniformed cop, being dumped by his girlfriend, and worse yet, losing custody of his beloved dog, Willie Nelson. When he turns to family, he is passed from sister to sister while he gets back on his feet. Ned’s best intentions produce hilariously disastrous results, bringing the family to the cusp of chaos and ultimately the brink of clarity.
Director Jesse Peretz has a keen eye for idiosyncratic human foibles, especially those that make you laugh. My Idiot Brother rolls along with fine-tuned precision by enlisting the talents of Paul Rudd and a talented cast, who can make uncomfortable moments delightful by infusing characters with the perfect balance of humor and pathos. My Idiot Brother reminds us of something we know already: there is no such thing as a normal family. –Sundance Film Festival
Whomever did the PR on this movie sucks. They sold it as 'dumb' comedy. when really it's quite an intelligent comedy. I think this caused this movie to fail. People went to see this movie to zone out with some laughs. When it made you think about Honesty and Unconditional love. Paul Rudd was amazing.
What the critics are saying about this week’s theatrical releases — and a few of last week’s as well.