Some people have all the right intentions, but the results for their actions are usually misconstrued, or, when it comes to Paul Rudd in Our Idiot Brother, hilariously disastrous.
Ned (Rudd) is the free-spirited, hippie/stoner/black sheep of his family. After foolishly giving pot to a sneaky cop, he goes to jail, gets released, and finds himself in need of help from all three of his sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer).
As the title implies, Rudd’s character appears to be the problem, but his sisters all have issues of their own. We’re guessing the idiotic brother will end up connecting ties with his loved ones, and happily wraps things up in the end. The process leading to that finish, though, seems to have a ton of ludicrous humor.
Director Jesse Peretz isn’t a familiar name, but critics reacted positively to Our Idiot Brother after its Sundance Film Festival premiere in January, which led to the Weinstein Co. to picking it up for an August 26 release.