Paul Rudd is funny, sadly the posters for his new movie Our Idiot Brother are the wrong funny. They are just getting worse. This latest Photoshop aberration comes courtesy of HitFix and is a lesson in having no single point of focus, floating heads, improbable body angles and all you’ve come to know and love about bad movie posters.
The film stars Elizabeth Banks as career-focused single woman who is more interested in making it big as a journalist than finding time for her social life. Zooey Deschanel plays her sister who is in a relationship with Rashida Jones, which is suffering due to her flaky nature. And Emily Mortimer is a third sister, the responsible one, married with kids, but in a loveless marriage that is falling apart. Rudd’s character takes it upon himself to visit all 3 sisters and wreck havoc/help in their lives.
The talent is good, even if the plot is a bit light…although Jesse Peretz, whose last movie The Ex was a stinker, is directing the film which is based on a script by his sister, Evgenia Peretz, and David Schisgall. That doesn’t bode well…
The movie is out August 26th in the US, with no confirmed Irish release as yet.