3.5

Our Idiot Brother

Comedy Drama


 

A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.

"Our Idiot Brother" is like movie popcorn, light and enjoyable without being really filling. The indie style production is as amiable as the affable main character; it is a comedy with charm. The focus is the special relationships between siblings, close, affectionate, and then relentlessly honest. The plot comprises small family interactions rather than dramatic action. The everyday trials of being part of a family are action enough to hold interest and the film does not stray into over sentimentality. Quite an intelligent idiot.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2011
90 mins