It's slow, vaguely preachy and filled with characters who are impossible to like. And it's weirdly Republican, if a movie can be so described -- everything about the left-leaning sister's values and parenting style are mocked, for example, and there are funny little details throughout that are worrisome. The villainous ex-girlfriend loves the Dixie Chicks? An ill-advised pregnancy has a fairly tale happy ending? Handing a wad of cash to a stranger on the subway is funnier if the stranger is a black guy? These are the questions you'll be asking yourself in the dark.Somehow I doubt it. And, actually, I had no intention of seeing the movie until Liz described it--enticingly--as "weirdly Republican." How did that manage to get past Hollywood's de facto blacklist?
Monday, August 29, 2011
Negative Review of 'My Idiot Brother' Weirdly Positive
Toronto Sun film critic Liz Braun objects to the flick on political grounds: