Aug 26, 2011

BPS Film Review: Our Idiot Brother

Paul Rudd in Big Beach Films' Our Idiot Brother - Image from

IMDB Plot Summery 
A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.

Film Review By Christian Salinas
From the trailers to the TV spots, this movie is being sold as a goofy “I Love You Man” like, R rated comedy for adults. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to find out this film has a little more to offer than what I was expecting.

Entertainment Value
This is one of those films that falls-in just about in the middle when it comes to entertainment value. It is definitely not boring, but it is paced like a slow-dance, but to be more specific, I would say it’s paced like a slow-dance to your favorite song with someone you really like.

This is a feel good movie with a positive vibe thorough. The R rating is appropriate, but the movie itself is never vulgar. The comedy flows very naturally without ever felling artificially injected into every situation. The plot is slow to develop, and very predictable, but this film’s strength lies, without a doubt, in its characters. They are very well written, and very relatable. We all know someone like the Paul Rudd (the idiot) character, and the supporting characters are also very grounded in reality, and most are still likable despite their obvious flaws (in personality). It may not be a side-splitting comedy, but it is funny in its own quite way, and overall a very enjoyable film.

The Good
It’s populated by very well written, very relatable characters. The comedy flows very naturally without ever feeling artificial.

The Not So Good
The Pacing can be slow at certain points, and the plot is very predictable with very few surprises.

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