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Our Idiot Brother

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

ouridiotbrotherOur Idiot Brother is one of the latest comedies to be released onto DVD, offering a wide range of slapstick humour, starring Paul Rudd.

Ned is jailed after supplying a police officer with cannabis. After a whirlwind of drama, including being dumped by his girlfriend, denied custody of his dog and nowhere to go, Ned spends his time moving between his sisters’ homes.

Needless to say, Paul Rudd pulls off his character well, with little time between one laughable moment to the next. What should be noted is the comical all-star cast, featuring Zooey Deschanel and Steve Coogan, who have both proved their comedic value in the past, making this film fairly promising.

As trouble follows Ned around, causing turmoil between his three sisters and their all American dream families, it’s difficult not to laugh at how dysfunctional this indie character really is.

Despite his failings and hilarious misfortunes, Ned begins to become an aid for his sisters, helping them realise their problems in their own lives, which seems to dampen the comedic vibe from time to time.

However, with the help of the other comical characters, the pace is soon picked up again, making this film energetic and full of satirical jibes.

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