Sundance First Look: MY IDIOT BROTHER, starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
December 27th, 2010

I love a good family disaster film - it makes me feel like my family is sane. Paul Rudd stars as a slacker idiot brother in Jesse Peretz's (FIRST LOVE, LAST RITES) MY IDIOT BROTHER. Rudd's character's name is Ned, but we're going to just go ahead and call him "Idiot Brother." Idiot Brother can't seem to catch a break: his girlfriend dumped him, he sold pot to an unsolicited cop, and he lost custody of his best friend and dog, Willie Nelson. Idiot Brother turns to his family, but his sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer) pass him around, not really wanting to help. Isn't family sweet?

Rashida Jones, T.J. Miller, Hugh Dancy, Adam Scott, and Steve Coogan also co-star. Officiall synopsis, photos, and links after the break. MY IDIOT BROTHER will make its world premiere on January 22nd, 2011, at the Sundance Film Festival.

Official Synopsis:
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.


MY IDIOT BROTHER Official Website

Source Sundance, via /Film

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