Excerpt: I first remember seeing a very young Paul Rudd in “Clueless”, the mid-90’s Alicia Silverstone vehicle which was supposed to make her a superstar. I won’t devote any more of this review to Alicia Silverstone, but will rather focus on Paul Rudd.
Summary: Our Idiot Brother simply was mis-promoted. It is not a quirky, laugh-out-loud comedy as we’ve come to expect from most Paul Rudd movies. However, it is an effective dramedy. You will find yourself smiling and sometimes even moved by the family dynamics and Rudd’s layered performance.
Conclusion: 'Our Idiot Brother' is a sweet, funny, and surprisingly insightful comedy that offers a refreshingly optimistic outlook. Though some elements are a bit predictable and generic, the talented ensemble, led by a charming performance from Paul Rudd, more than make up for any small narrative...
Excerpt: You can’t blame someone for calling this one My Idiot Brother . It creates a mindset and a tone to put people in the seats, but it’s clearly misguided. That brother is Ned (Paul Rudd), a Jesus-looking type with a heart of gold and the trust of a 10-year old.
Excerpt: Paul Rudd's character Ned in Our Idiot Brother is the kind of guileless, selfless soul we all imagine we could be in our better moments, happy to help others and live as peacefully as possible.
Excerpt: Paul Rudd ’s charm has seldom been taxed as relentlessly as in Our Idiot Brother , which might as well be called Paul Rudd Is Charming: The Movie . Despite a cast that includes Rashida Jones , Elizabeth Banks , T.J.