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Our Idiot Brother (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  26 August 2011 (USA)
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A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.

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Ned lived a happy life growing organic vegetables on a farm with his hippie girlfriend and his dog named Willie Nelson, but an unadvised incident with marijuana at a farmer's market lands him in jail. When he gets out of jail, he is off to live with his sisters. While Ned is still happy, his sisters are much less so after he manages to screw up one marriage, one job opportunity, one budding relationship and one domestic partnership. He sees those problems as breakdowns in communication, but his sisters see him as an idiot. Written by napierslogs

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jail | three sisters | farmer | hippie | dog | See more »

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Rated R for sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout | See all certifications »

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26 August 2011 (USA)  »

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My Idiot Brother  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,011,631 (USA) (26 August 2011)

Gross:

$24,809,547 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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Ned introduces River, Dylan's (Steve Coogan's) son to the movie The Pink Panther (1963), starring Peter Sellers. Steve Coogan has been likened to the late Peter Sellers for his versatile character portrayals, range of voices and gift for mimicry. See more »

Quotes

Ned: [about River] You know, he's just a little boy. Little boys fight. Doesn't mean he's going to grow up to be a frat-boy rapist.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.200 (2011) See more »

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Lovely, intelligent film
28 November 2012 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Such a keeper, this one. Sweet, gentle and caring. It shows human hypocrisy in the same breath as human capacity for love and understanding. A really gentle film about a guy who has no discrimination in his heart. It's sweet. We all need to know people who see the good in others and have good intentions, it helps us tone down our own cynicism and propensity for shrewd, self-serving behaviour.

This film also criticizes and shows the best of the hippie movement all in one, and I love it for that. Intelligent, gentle and sweet.

Do watch it. Paul Rudd gives a really love performance... that guy really can do a much wider range than he lets on with his dedication to light comedy. Great show all 'round. Lovely film.


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