my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Our Idiot Brother
Director:   Jesse Paretz
Year:   2011
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.10.12

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.10.12DVRThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2012
Well that wasn't a dumb comedy at all! Maybe that's why this movie had such a negative reception? Aside from the whole brother-fixing-everything thing being a bit too on the nose, this felt much closer to a Nicole Holofcener movie than Judd Apatow. Maybe she comes to mind just because there's sisters and Emily Mortimer has body issues... I guess the separate sisters' issues are kind of shallow... so this is Holofcener-light, but still. The amazing cast along with it not being funny (until the end; I feel like Rudd's and TJ Miller's riffing on recycled candles was well-earned and hilarious) and having a legitimately heartfelt moment in Willy Nelson's emancipation really pleasantly surprised me. I liked it quite a bit.

Well it's dark out but I'm still going strong so let's see how many more movies I can pack in tonight. There's no doubt in my mind that the next movie will be dumb comedy.