Would you just look at that face? That hair? Those Crocs?
For the first time in a long time, my #1 celebrity crush has taken on a leading role that is very much against type. Instead of the earnest, straight-laced worrier we’ve come to know and love in Role Models, I Love You Man, Dinner for Schmucks, and How Do You Know, we’ve got a long-haired, pot-smoking adult child who just wants everyone to be happy.
Directed by Jesse Peretz, who’s probably best known as a Grammy-winning music video director (also responsible for creating and co-directing the “Jimmy the cab driver” spots on MTV back in the day — remember those?), Our Idiot Brother premiered at Sundance and will hit theaters on August 26. I think it looks pretty cute, but I’m clearly biased. Even if I try and take my Rudd Love out of the equation, though, I’m always pleased when films come out in the summer and don’t revolve around superheros, aren’t sequels, and are explosion-free to boot. I’m hoping Our Idiot Brother will be a welcome break from not only the big-budget spectacles of May – August, but also the Paul Rudd character stereotype. Always good for an actor to mix things up every once in a while, right?
What are your knee-jerk impressions? Totally groovy or not so much?
Redbox movies from the cast of Our Idiot Brother: