Our Idiot Brother

Synopsis: Ned lived a happy life growing organic vegetables on a farm with his hippie girlfriend and his dog named Willie Nelson, but an unadvised incident with marijuana at a farmer's market lands him in jail. When he gets out of jail, he is off to live with his sisters. While Ned is still happy, his sisters are much less so after his honest, but unworldly manner contributes to revelations which manage to expose infidelity in one marriage, potentially illegal actions in one job opportunity, dishonesty in one budding relationship and morally unpleasant behaviour in one domestic partnership. He sees those problems as breakdowns in communication, but his sisters see him as an idiot. The truth the audience witness is that ultimately, Ned is a catalyst for good around him without consciously setting out to do so. The denouement of the film sees balance restored with a positive outcome for all in the family.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Jesse Peretz
Production: The Weinstein Company
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

All right.

- There you go.

- Thanks.

Sadie. Those aren't ours. Sorry, sorry.

- Let's go find Mommy.

- Sadie.

Thank you.

Officer Washburn, how you doing today?

Ned, you always have

the most gorgeous rhubarb.

It's Willie Nelson's poo

that gives it that glow.

- My dog, Willie Nelson.

- Oh. Hey, Willie.

Is that true?

Um... Listen, Ned...

you wouldn't happen to know where I

could get some, uh...

- You know what I mean?

- What?

Roll it up, toke it up, do it up.

- Mary Jane...

- You know, officer...

even if I did,

do you really think I'd tell you?

Oh, uh...

You're right, I'm sorry.

It's... it's been a hard week,

you know?

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

But, not your problem.

You have a good day.


Here you go, officer,

have some rhubarb.

Hey, thanks, man. Wow.

- How much do I owe you?

- Nothing.

Seriously, I understand. I know

what it's like to have a hard week.

Well, thank you, but I wouldn't

be able to enjoy it unless I...

All right, if you insist. Uh...

Twenty bucks.

- Twenty bucks?

- Yeah.

- Put it back into the produce.

- Twenty bucks.

- All right, thank you.

- Excellent.

You're under arrest.

- Really.

- Oh!

You're under arrest.

Oh, shit.

Willie Nelson didn't do anything.

It's gonna be OK, Willie Nelson.

It's gonna be all right.

So, Kaplan,

from Westbank Capital, right,

he stands up, bids $25,000.

This is like a $500 bottle of wine,

$480, right

- OK.

- Great, yeah. Good night.


Take this off.

Damn it. What?

Jeremy, my pilot light's out again.

Well, just use a match, you moron.

Last time I did that

I almost singed oh' my eyeball.

Will you just come up and

do the thing with the thing

behind the thing that you did?

It'll take two minutes.

Goddamn it.

OK, I'll be up in five minutes. OK?

- What?!

- Are you having sex?

- OK, I'll be right there.

- You're gonna leave right now?

I'll be back in a couple of minutes,

I just have to help her out.

- No.

- I'm a good neighbor.

Huh! it's, uh, 7:35,

you know kids these days.

It's so depressing.

Your friends from the law firm

will be here, right?

Yeah, but it's casual Friday.

OK, what does that mean?

A lot of bad lawyer clothes.

One of the things

about being the dumb, slutty one

is that it gives you

a unique perspective.

So, Ralph and I are doing it

on the ping pong table,

you know, fucking.



- Oh, my God.

- What have you done to your vagina?

It's a Brazilian.


- See you later, Campbell!

- Take good care of that leg.

- Take care.

- Hey! Hope I don't see you again.

I'm coming home

I've done my time

I Now I've got to know

what is and isn't mine

If you received my letter

telling you I'd soon be free

Then you'll know

just what to do

If you still want me

Then you still want me

Tie a yellow ribbon

'round the ole oak tree

it's been three long years

Do you still want me?

If I don? see a ribbon

'round the ole oak tree

I'll stay on the bus

Forget about us

Put the blame on me

If I don't see

a yellow ribbon 'round

The ole oak tree-

Get back.

You stay cool, little mama.

Not in front of the chickens, babe...

- Sweetie! Hey, sweetheart.

- Ned! Whoa.

- Whoa. What are you doing here, man?

- They let me go early.

Good behavior. I won Most Cooperative

Inmate, four months running.

- Of course you were.

- I missed you so much.

- Baby, I...

- Hey, man.


Ned, this is Billy.

Billy, this is... Ned.

Oh. I've heard a lot about you.

How's it going, Ned?

Janet's told me a lot of stuff about

you. Some of it's pretty intense.

I've made some changes

since you've been gone.

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