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Our Idiot Brother Details


Scruffy idealist Ned (Paul Rudd) wreaks havoc on the lives of his mother (Shirley Knight) and three sisters, Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), and Liz (Emily Mortimer), while overstaying his welcome in each of their homes and voicing his opinions when they aren't wanted. Organic farmer Ned always looks for the best in everyone, but his unfailing honesty continually lands him in hot water. Arrested for selling drugs to a uniformed police officer, Ned gets the boot from his girlfriend, and mourns losing custody of his beloved dog, Willie Nelson. Fortunately for Ned, his sisters are able to recognize his inherent goodness and give him a place to stay as he struggles to get back on his feet. Meanwhile, Ned's unusual habit of telling the truth often comes at the cost of his siblings' sanity, and before long they're regretting their decision to help him out. But just when it starts to look as if Ned might be the dimmest bulb in the box, a sudden epiphany prompts his entire family to consider the prospect that the world would be a much better place if everyone were as honest as their freewheeling brother. Steve Coogan and Hugh Dancy co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 26, 2011


Paul Rudd
as Ned
Elizabeth Banks
as Miranda
Zooey Deschanel
as Natalie
Emily Mortimer
as Liz
Steve Coogan
as Dylan
Hugh Dancy
as Christian
Kathryn Hahn
as Janet
Rashida Jones
as Cindy
Shirley Knight
as Ilene
TJ Miller
as Billy
Adam Scott
as Jeremy
Janet Montgomery
as Lady Arabella
Sterling K. Brown
as Omar
Bob Stephenson
as Officer Washburn
Peter Hermann
as Terry
Wrenn Schmidt
as Beth
Marceline Hugot
as Judy
Alexia Rasmussen
as Chloe
Polly Draper
as Ellen
Neal Lerner
as Darren
Katie Aselton
as Amy
Silvestre Rasuk
as Conflicted Kid on Train
Andrew Secunda
as Curious Man on Train
James Biberi
as Guard


Jesse Peretz
Marc Turtletaub
Anthony Bregman
Peter Saraf
Jesse Peretz
Screen Story
David Schisgall
Screen Story
David Schisgall
Yaron Orbach
Nathan Larson
Composer (Music Score)
Susan Jacobs
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jacob Craycroft
Andrew Mondshein
Inbal Weinberg
Production Designer
Michael Ahern
Art Director
Jesse Peretz
Executive Producer
Aleen Keshishian
Executive Producer
Caroline Jaczko
Executive Producer
Stefanie Azpiazu
Executive Producer
Christopher Peterson
Costume Designer
Susan Perlman
Set Decorator
Mariela Comitini
First Assistant Director
Jeanne McCarthy
Nat Sanders
Additional Editing
Courtney Schmidt
Properties Master
Caroline Jaczko
Unit Production Manager
Tony Osso
Script Supervisor
Leda Nornang
Production Coordinator
Brian Smyj
Stunts Coordinator
Autumn Saville
Assistant Costume Designer
Glenn Allen
Visual Effects Producer
Richard Friedlander
Visual Effects Producer
Suzana Peric
Music Editor
Marilyn Carbone
Key Second Assistant Director
Howard Gertler
Post Production Supervisor
Kirsten Kearse
Script Supervisor