The truth is that this film isnít really a comedy though. I mean, it is and it isnít. It definitely has funny parts, especially with a lead man like Paul Rudd, but as a whole, I found the film to more on the dramatic side. I guess you could call it a dramedy. I have a feeling that there were more parts in the film that I was supposed to find hilarious, but I guess maybe I just felt that Ned was just kind of a sad character. Not in a pathetic kind of way, just that no matter what he seemed to do throughout the movie, it always just backfired in his face.
The cast all seemingly had fun making the film, as Iím sure most of them can relate to a family situation that was portrayed in the film, but overall, OUR IDIOT BROTHER was lacking. I canít quite put my finger on what was missing; maybe it was the laughs I thought I would have during the course of the film or maybe I thought I would feel something more for the characters. Either way, the film didnít quite live up to my expectations.
Making Of Our Idiot Brother: This was a pretty good little making of video. It was a bit short, but that can also be nice when it come to special features. Paul Rudd and the cast all talk about their roles in the film and discuss your typical ďMaking OfĒ sort of stuff. The writers and the directors discuss where the story came from and they go over the relatability of it.
Additionally, thereís a Feature Commentary with Director Jesse Peretz available for those who enjoy these.