“Our Idiot Brother”

Apparently, Director Jesse Perentz couldn’t decide whether he was making a satire, a rom com or a stoner movie. So, he made all three in this one very misguided film. Ugh. Even calling this a film is giving it too much credit. The shorter version of this review would have been: “Written by the idiot and directed by the idiot.” End of story. Even the talented Paul Rudd, who actually was the only character to give whatever gravitas the movie had, couldn’t save “Our Idiot Brother.”

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  1. #1 by mrswick on December 29, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Fully agree that this movie flopped. Its central problem is that isn’t funny. The humorous moments appear like oases in the desert, and this problem cannot be solved by a talented cast. Its comic failure is directly attributable to the filmmakers (writers and director), the Peretz family. After all, the injection of the inoffensive artless man as a bull in the china shop inhabited by the socially artful has long been occasion for good comedy.

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