First Trailer for Our Idiot Brother Starring Paul Rudd
04.24.11 by BrentJS
The first trailer for Our Idiot Brother (formerly My Idiot Brother) has been released online, making it the second well-reviewed 2011 Sundance Film Festival indie to get a theatrical trailer this week after Another Earth. Written by Evegenia Peretz and David Schisgall from a story by Evegenia and director Jesse Peretz, the movie stars Paul Rudd as Ned, an idealistic hippie with a sunny disposition who intrudes on the lives of his three sisters—career-oriented Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), bisexual hipster Natalie ( Zooey Deschanel) and perfect mother Liz (Emily Mortimer)—after getting out of jail to find that his girlfriend has dumped him.
Here's the synopsis of the movie from its Sundance listing:
Despite looking for the good in every situation and the best in every person, Ned always seems to find himself holding the short end of the stick—being conned into selling pot to a uniformed cop, being dumped by his girlfriend, and worse yet, losing custody of his beloved dog, Willie Nelson. When he turns to family, he is passed from sister to sister while he gets back on his feet. Ned’s best intentions produce hilariously disastrous results, bringing the family to the cusp of chaos and ultimately the brink of clarity.