November 14, 2011

Paul Rudd is Our Idiot Brother

I'm sure I am not alone in thinking this, but I think Paul Rudd is one of the funniest actors working today. More often than not we see him in a supporting role, yet he still manages to steal the movie. With Our Idiot Brother though Rudd is the star and it's set to hit Blu-ray and DVD on November 29th from Anchor Bay Entertainment. I shall be slapping my bass in anticipation!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray and DVD release of the “outrageous” (David Walters, Details) comedy, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, from the producers behind Little Miss Sunshine.  Starring Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) in the title role, OUR IDIOT BROTHER is a comedy about an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters, played by Elizabeth Banks (W.), Rashida Jones (TV’s “The Office”), Zooey Deschanel ((500) Days of Summer) and Emily Mortimer (City Island), along with Rashida Jones (TV’s “The Office”), and funnyman Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder).  Directed by Jesse Peretz, with screenplay by Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall (story by Evgenia Perez and David Schisgall and Jesse Peretz), OUR IDIOT BROTHER heads to retail on November 29, 2011 for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-rayand $29.98 for the DVD.

In her review for Entertainment Weekly, film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum wrote OUR IDIOT BROTHER is “a bouncy, bighearted comedy!”  Newsday’s Rafer Guzman described the film as “genuinely irresistible!”  People magazine film critic, Alynda Wheat, proclaims “Paul Rudd is so funny you’ll leave feeling high on humanity.”

Paul Rudd stars in this witty and highly relatable comedy, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, about that one family member who is always just a little bit behind the curve.  For sisters Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), Natalie (Zooey Deschanel) and Liz (Emily Mortimer), that person is their upbeat brother Ned, an organic farmer, whose willingness to trust humankind allows for an oddly trouble-free existence.  Ned may be utterly lacking in common sense, but he is their brother, and after his girlfriend dumps him and boots him off the farm, his sisters must once again come to his rescue.  As Miranda, Natalie and Liz each take turns at housing Ned, their brother's unfailing commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes in their comfortable routines.  But after seeing life through Ned’s optimistic perspective, his family comes to realize that maybe Ned isn't such an idiot after all.

The OUR IDIOT BROTHER Blu-ray™ and DVD bonus features include an audio commentary with director Jesse Peretz; a “The Making of Our Idiot Brother” featurette; and deleted and extended scenes.  Note: Special features are subject to change.


Fred [The Wolf] said...

Hey Jude, I gave you an award:

Lord of Filth said...

Thanks Fred! I'll pass it forward after work tomorrow :)