Our Idiot Brother: Reviewed

I wanted to see a movie this weekend and really didn’t have a strong preference to what I saw, so I threw a dart and it hit “Our Idiot Brother” starring Paul Rudd.

“Our Idiot Brother” is actually a pretty good movie.  Rudd, of whom I’m a big fan,  plays Ned, a well meaning dim wit who finds himself in trouble from time to time.  The premise of the movie is that Ned gets passed from family member to family member while he tries to get back on his feet.

Spoiler alert:  While trying to become a law abiding member of society, Ned acts as a positive influence on family members and others and almost everyone is happy at the end.

To be sure, “Our Idiot Brother” has some mature themes in it.  So you might not want to bring the youngsters.

I brought Red Sox Daughter to the Saturday Matinee.  We were the only people in the theater.  The only people there.  That’s a first for me.  And it was weird.  And while we didn’t take full advantage of it, like talking out loud or texting people, I did at one point stand up and stretch.  Like a seventh inning stretch.

Our Idiot Brother:  3 out of 5 stars.

Carmike 10.

No popcorn.  No Diet Coke.  No Candy.  It was all about the movie.  Possibly a first for me.