So, here's the premise: Guy falls in love with a *s e x* doll. Hilarity and baudy humor ensues. Not quite!\n\nThis movie is a love story. It is the love of a brother and his wife, trying to make sense of a troubled brother. It is about the love of a community for someone desperate for love, lonely and detached. And, it is about a small-town doctor with infinite wisdom, caring and love. This film will make you laugh, cry and think (most often simultaneously#.\n\nA wonderful movie that I can guarantee will not be a \"watch-once-and-leave-it-on-the-shelf\" kind of movie. This is a replacement for the DVD that was worn out by myself and the myriad friends who borrowed it and watched it #many, many times).
Lugubrious, bumbling and sit-com predictable, Our Idiot Brother has a couple of good ideas, no style, an episodic structure and some charming incidental pleasures, not the least of which are the performances, which are good.