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Our Idiot Brother (2011)

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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 his honest, but unworldly manner contributes to revelations which manage to expose infidelity in one marriage, potentially illegal actions in one job opportunity, dishonesty in one budding relationship and morally unpleasant behaviour in one domestic partnership. He sees those problems as breakdowns in communication, but his sisters see him as an idiot. The truth the audience witness is that ultimately, Ned is a catalyst for good around him without consciously setting out to do so. The denouement of the film sees balance restored with a positive outcome for all in the family. Written by napierslogs

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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)  »

Also Known As:

My Idiot Brother  »

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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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Trivia

Actress Emily Mortimer who plays Liz in this movie acts as Inspector Clouseau's assistant Nicole in "Pink Panther 1&2" See more »

Goofs

When at the ice cream shop he asks for a sample of Acai Berry but Paul Rudd says something different. See more »

Quotes

Miranda: Every man I meet is either a dick or a looser.
Ned: What about Jeremy? He's not a dick. And he's not a looser, either.
Miranda: Well, that's debatable. He doesn't even have health insurance.
Ned: Neither do I. At least I don't think I do.
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References Grown Ups (2010) See more »

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Taking You With Me
Written by Daniel Tashian
Performed by Daniel Tashian and Mindy Smith
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A sweet comedy about family and life.
11 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie IS a comedy. There are many types of comedy and you don't have to laugh out loud the whole time for it to be a comedy. The movie is funny, charming, and very cute.

It really isn't about Ned's philosophy of expecting the best of others and seeing the good in them because even thought some people don't, and it can hurt you, more people do and everyone is better for it. It's about family dynamics, life choices, and learning to accept your own actions.

By accepting responsibility for your own actions you are able to free yourself to be more accepting of other people despite their flaws. Because we all have flaws.

Ned is less of a protagonist and more of a catalyst for change in his sisters' lives. The only reason I don't give this movie a 9 star rating is because the ending is a little on the weak side. They could have stopped the movie a few minutes earlier and it would have been stronger.


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