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"Our Idiot Brother" Comes Knocking With First Trailer

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    Paul Rudd stars as a goodhearted stoner who inadvertently screws things up for each of his sisters, played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. Opens Aug. 26. (Published Sunday, Apr 24, 2011)

    "Our Idiot," formerly known as "My Idiot Brother," has at long last delivered a trailer.

    The film, which made its world premiere at Sundance, stars Paul Rudd as a Ned, a goodhearted stoner doofus who gets arrested selling pot to a uniformed--yes, uniformed--police officer.

    Paul Rudd & Rashida Jones Talk New Indie Comedy

    [NBCAH] Paul Rudd & Rashida Jones Talk New Indie Comedy
    Rashida Jones and Paul Rudd hit the premiere of their new film, "My Idiot Brother," and chat about why the indie comedy is the perfect Sundance movie. Plus, was it difficult for Paul to grow and maintain the beard he has in the film? (Published Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014)

    As he tries to put his life back together, he stays briefly with each of his sisters--played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer--whereupon he unintentionally screws up each of their lives.

    The cast, which also includes Steve Coogan, Adam Scott and Rashida Jones, couldn't be much better, so it was with great anticipation that we settled in for a screening back in January. Sad to say, "Our Idiot Brother" left us a little cold. It's funny, yes, but nearly as funny as you might hope, and feels more like a series of sitcom episodes than a cohesive film.

    2011 Sundance Film Festival: A Double Dose Of Elizabeth Banks

    [NBCAH] 2011 Sundance Film Festival: A Double Dose Of Elizabeth Banks
    Elizabeth braves the cold in Park City, Utah, where she explains why she thinks her new movie, "My Idiot Brother," is perfect for Sundance. She also chats about re-teaming with "Spider-Man" co-star Tobey Maguire in their new film, "The Details." (Published Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014)

    But, hey, we thought "Your Highness" was hilarious, so what do we know"

    "Our Idiot Brother" opens Aug. 26.