Movie Our Idiot Brother (2011)

Watched 20130913 (Netflix, Instant, HD)
Our Idiot Brother (2011) Jesse Peretz. 90 min

Ned (Paul Rudd), after getting out of jail,
comes to see his girlfriend Janet (Kathryn Hahn)
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Ned's three sisters (left to right): Natalie (Zooey Deschanel),
Liz (Emily Mortimer), and Miranda (Elizabeth Banks)
In one line, I'd say this movie was funny with a predictable, but feel-good story. Adding on this succinct impression, the movie has such a nice ending that it would probably be difficult to walk away unhappy. With those two thoughts, I recommend this movie to anybody looking for a laid-back and heart-warming comedy.

Instant Comments:
Man, what a sad way to start off a movie.
Oh man. "My god, what have you done to your vagina?" "It's a Brazilian." "Bizarre."
Haha. "Not me and you! Me and Willie Nelson!"

Ned's dog, Willy Nelson
The thing is, he's stupid, but he's nice.
Hahaha. "It's good right?"
Huh. I wonder if he told his sister the story.
Wow. This movie is just full of ups and downs.

Ned and Miranda's neighbor Jeremy.
Cindy: That dog is yours and you're gonna go back there and you're gonna get him.
Ned: I don't think I can ask her again, Cin.
Cindy: No. No, Ned. We're not gonna ask. We're gonna take.
Ned: We?
Cindy: Yeah. Who's the man?
Ned: You are?
[She socks him in the shoulder]
Cindy: Who's the man, Ned?
Ned: Jesus. Me.
Cindy: Yes. Say it. Who's the man?
Ned: Who's the man?
Cindy: Who's the...? No, say, you... I'm the man!
Ned: You're the man.
Cindy: You're the man!!
Ned: I'm the man.
Cindy: You're the man!
Ned: That's right.
Cindy: Say it.
Ned: I'm the man.
Cindy: Say it!
Ned: I'm the man!
Cindy: Louder!
Ned: I'm the man!!
Hahaha. "Maybe I should have tried harder."

Ned, Natalie, and Christian (an artist) attend a self-help meeting.
The movie has a lot going on, but the plot is simple and easy to follow.
"Ecco is 5 months old... plus 9."
@57min: While Ned turns everything topsy turvy in his sisters' lives, I could see that the movie would undoubtedly resolve itself positively.

Liz grimaces at Ned's joke (pretending to pee with a juice box)
while her son River (Matthew Mindler) puts on a smile.
Title mentioned @1h10min. Zooey Deschanel's character says, "Our idiot brother just ruined my fucking life."
That's a real good take/blooper. "Probably Anchorman or something right?" "I haven't seen Anchorman." "What!?!"