The first trailer for the comedy Our Idiot Brother has been released. The film first premiered at Sundance and boasts a wildly impressive cast that includes Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Rashida Jones. Directed by Jesse Peretz (The Chateau), the film tells the story of a ne’er-do-well brother who successively barges into the lives of his three sisters.
The trailer hits all the right notes, with the pitch-perfect Rudd coming off as equal parts lovable and pathetic. The supporting cast looks fantastic as well. Hit the jump to check the trailer out for yourself, and click here to read Matt’s review of the film from Sundance. Our Idiot Brother hits theaters on August 26th.
Here’s the trailer (via First Showing):
Here’s the official synopsis:
Ned Rochlin (Rudd) looks for the good in every situation and in everyone, which often puts him at odds with the world around him – especially his family. Upon being released from jail for a stupid mistake, Ned is kicked off of the organic farm he lives and works on by his ex-girlfriend Janet (Hahn) who also insists on keeping his beloved dog, Willie Nelson. Having nowhere else to go, he turns to his family, three ambitious sisters (Banks, Deschanel, Mortimer) and an overbearing mother (Knight). Ned crashes at each of their homes, in succession, and brings honesty, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives. In other words, he wreaks havoc.