EVERYBODY HAS ONE.
After a stint in prison for selling weed to a cop who looked like he really, really needed to relax, the perpetually friendly and honest Ned (Paul Rudd) becomes involved in the lives of his three sisters. This comedy may have its contrived moments, but it’s hard to complain when Rudd’s performance as the easy-going, former bio-organic farmer is so likable, sometimes echoing Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski (1998). The sisters are his opposite, flawed people who prefer to blame their idiot brother for whatever’s wrong in their lives. Funny and always charming, which goes a long way.
2011-U.S. 90 min. Color. Directed by Jesse Peretz. Cast: Paul Rudd (Ned), Elizabeth Banks (Miranda), Zooey Deschanel (Natalie), Emily Mortimer (Liz), Adam Scott, Rashida Jones… Steve Coogan, Shirley Knight.