The only reason I even considered downloading and watching this movie was because Zooey Deschanel is in it. I was expecting it to be an ok movie, maybe slightly boring if I were to judge it from the previews I’ve seen, but I was surprised to find that it was a great movie. It was funny, but not hilariously so and extremely entertaining, not a boring moment in it. I really enjoyed it, well when I wasn’t racking my brain trying to work out where I’ve seen the guy who plays Ned before (turns out he played Mike on Friends, totally didn’t recognize him with all that hair).
So basically, and without giving away any spoilers, Paul Rudd is Ned, a good-natured person whose philosophy in life is to trust people and give them the chance to rise up (I know, I know, that’s what she said) and do the right thing. His honesty is misinterpreted for immaturity, and so in the eyes of his sisters and everyone who meets him, he’s an idiot.
In reality though Ned’s far from being an idiot, and he knows it even though he’s more than happy to let everyone think whatever they want about him. And no matter what the circumstances are, he’s always willing to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. To quote Ned: “Just because you want to see the good in people and think the best of them and their intentions, it doesn’t mean that you’re an idiot.”
And finally, I loved the way the movie ended, I won’t give away the ending so I’m just going to say that in my opinion it was perfect.