Ned is a hippie who was arrested after selling drugs to a police uniform. Not that he is too stupid to recognize a police officer, who is stupid enough to believe that the agent does not stop.
Things are not good for him when he leaves prison. His girlfriend has a new girlfriend, she kicks her house, and she takes her beloved dog. He is forced to return with her mother, who loves him unconditionally and tell him he is always welcome to stay with her. There is nothing to force him to live with a sister, but did it anyway, because the plot requires him to.
Liz (Mortimer) is married to documentary filmmaker Tyler (Steve Coogan). They have a son that Ned loves to have fun, which is what forces them to take him to want to be the son of one of the other super-competitive private schools and are terrified when Ned's influence has allowed him to highlight his love for martial arts interview application. To make matters worse, Ned, ill-van production will lead him to reveal the relationship outside of marriage is Tyler. And 'Ned himself break a marriage, right?
Miranda (the banks) is a journalist to enter the thread of his relationship with Jeremy (Adam Scott). She and Ned told Jeremy the other secret opinions, he does not understand the concept of sharing opinions with confidence. In addition, Miranda is supposed to get the juicy secrets of a tabloid figure. The subject does not feel comfortable talking to her, but she is comfortable to trust Ned. Miranda tries to exploit those secrets, Ned refuses to swear to its authenticity, I do not want to hurt his new friend. This is the same Ned sabotage his career, right?
Natalie (Deschanel) is a serious relationship with Cindy (Rashida Jones, hiding behind glasses ugliest in the world). One night, Natalie is a relationship between a man and a friend get pregnant. You can see where I'm going with this. Ned gives the receipt of Cindy, is the same as the breakdown of her relationship, right? The difference this time is that I do not see how Ned blissful ignorance save anyone. Natalie and Cindy would have had to deal with pregnancy, sooner or later.
Ned is always a player in trouble as the sisters' case, but was never really part of the problem. He is just as easy to blame, because it is so stupid. Should we be surprised that he is a scapegoat rather than a problem-causer.
The problem is that there is no such thing as a surprise in "our brother idiot." It is too easy to predict how the story will change at every turn. Leers Tyler ballerinas, filmed it, you can say it will lead to a case.
Another man is in the context of Ned goes to see his girlfriend, soon-to-be-ex, you can tell the way he looks like a new boyfriend. Each key of the story is telegraphed, as if the film is their viewers are idiots like Ned.