I honestly don’t think Jesse Peretz’s “Our Idiot Brother” can be called a raunchy comedy, so the fact that there is now a Red Band Trailer for the film featuring a couple of F-bombs here and there and Steve Coogan grabbing his junk, I’m gonna guess, is the extent of the film’s “red band” material. I could be wrong, of course, and it could end up being one raunchy bad boy, but that’s the hunch I’m going with here. In any case, take another look at “Our Idiot Brother’s” Paul Rudd being, well, an idiot.
Every family has one: the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz (Emily Mortimer), Miranda (Elizabeth Banks) and Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned (Paul Rudd), an erstwhile organic farmer whose willingness to rely on the honesty of mankind is a less-than-optimum strategy for a tidy, trouble-free existence. Ned may be utterly lacking in common sense, but he is their brother and so, after his girlfriend dumps him and boots him off the farm, his sisters once again come to his rescue. As Liz, Miranda and Natalie each take a turn at housing Ned, their brother’s unfailing commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes in their comfortable routines. But as each of their lives begins to unravel, Ned’s family comes to realize that maybe, in believing and trusting the people around him; Ned isn’t such an idiot after all.
Starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley Knight, Janet Montgomery, and Adam Scott.
The idiot comes home tomorrow, August 26th, 2011.