Our Idiot Brother

Rated 3.0

Paul Rudd plays the title character, Ned, an organic farmer who makes a stupid mistake that lands him in the big house. When he gets out, he turns to his family—his mom and three sisters—to help him get back on his feet. (By back on his feet, I mean he needs enough money to be able to pay rent on a goat barn. They don’t call him an idiot for nothing.) Rudd seems to have been born to play this role, and the trio playing his sisters are equally as qualified and charming: Zooey Deschanel takes a turn as a slut-turned-lesbian, Elizabeth Banks plays a ruthless journalist, and Emily Mortimer is an unhappily married mother of two. As Ned makes his way from one sister’s house to another, he leaves a path of destruction in his wake. But what he lacks in intelligence he makes up for in kindness. It turns out Ned has something to teach each one of his sisters, no matter how “with it” each of them seems to be. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R