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Trailer Watch: Our Idiot Brother

A trailer for Jesse Peretz’s Our Idiot Brother has hit the interwebs. Paul Rudd stars the dumbass brother of Emily Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks, and Zooey Deschanel. Add Steve Coogan and Rashida Jones into the mix, and you’ve got a cast that pretty much guarantees I’ll watch your movie sooner or later.

While the trailer doesn’t feel like anything too special, I did get one good laugh out of this, as well as a handful of well-earned smiles, maybe this will turn out to be something more than just another gentle, cute, forgettable indie comedy. Brother is out in theaters on August 26th (probably in limited release).


Read the full synopsis, after the jump:

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, Emily 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.


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