Our Idiot Brother

(R) ★★★☆☆

Paul Rudd carries this comedy in the role of Ned. Bearded, sporting Crocs and specializing in “farming,” Ned has a penchant for causing inadvertent chaos. His three sisters balance out Ned’s antics: Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), a weasely magazine writer; Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), a bisexual artist’s model; and Liz (Emily Mortimer), a repressed wife married to a philandering filmmaker. Some of the comedy is routine, but in the world of over-the-top Fockers and Hangovers, this small but satisfying film is a welcome release.

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