Our Idiot Brother starring the adorable Paul Rudd (I wonder if he gets tired of being described that way? ha!) isn't the kind o movie that is going to knock your socks off. Instead, it's message sneaks up on you quietly, and you realize that the lovable goofball (Rudd) is actually happier than the people around him who thinks he's an idiot.
But equally as big as the message about happiness is the realization that so many people have lost their moral compasses. Cheating, lying, betraying--some view these as unavoidable mishaps that sort of happen without their total consent or awareness.
But the "family idiot" always does he right thing. He won't lie; even to help a family member out. He doesn't keep secrets because he doesn't believe in them. And it takes a lot to make him mad, but when he is, he will set people straight and call them out on their bullshit.
Wrongly thought. Instead of a simpleton, he really just lives a simple life by one simple rule: be a good person.
Great story for those who will do a little self-inventory after watching written by writers and siblings Jesse Peretz and Evgenia Peretz. Heartfelt, sweet, and great performances by a quirky cast including Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Banks.