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Dinner for Schmucks
Takes One To Know One.
Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. Barry's blundering but good intentions send Tim's life into a downward spiral, threatening a major business deal and possibly scuttling Tim's engagement to his fiancee.
Vincent Van Gogh. Everyone said to him, "You can't be a great painter, you only have one ear." And you know what he said? "I can't hear you."
Jay Roach, the man behind the camera for the Austin Powers films and the two first Meet the Parents, tries life without Meyers or Stiller. While it seems the film falls into either love it or hate it territory for most people on Letterboxd, I still enjoy the film a great deal. It's a lighthearted comedy that takes the rough premise of Le Dîner de Cons but not much of it's cleverness.
While I think Steve Carell's film career has had more then a few misses, I like him here. Opposed…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I've held off from watching this as the synopsis always sounded particularly cruel. Basically, an ambitious businessman is offered a promotion only if he brings the biggest idiot to a dinner party so they can make fun of them.
Where Dinner For Schmucks goes right is allowing Steve Carrell (Barry) to revel in his character - an oddball who makes mouse sculptures. This way the film never becomes cruel because Barry doesn't think he's an idiot and is happy in his own world. So it doesn't matter what anybody else thinks because he's able to brush it all off.
Some fantastic (but mostly ridiculous) turns from Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, David Walliams and Kristen Schaal help to keep the pace…
The best part was the art department's attention to detail with the mouse costumes, I particularly liked the Vincent Van Gogh and Evil Knievel miniatures. Poor Paul Rudd has been chiseled away to a bored unenthused caricature and not even another dry appearance from Jemaine Clement can save this shit wreck. Maybe the joke's on any Shmuck that sees this?
Still only mildly amusing on second viewing. The entire cast seem to be imitating better versions of themselves in other films which just makes everything feel duller than it actually is. No comedy should be described as "harmless." The French version is better by leaps and bounds.
My love of Paul Rudd might prevent me from properly judging this film.
It is one of the most happiness shatering ever (or well just sad for the sake of being brief) the idea that this sequence of images of desperate humor was made with such a vast quantity of currency. How can you make Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell so boring and excruciatingly dislikable? This movie remember me of Due Date (another great waste of talent) in the way the script forces two character that obviously hate each other to keep staying together. I haven't seen the original movie but I know is 30 minutes shorter and it has to be a better time that this. By the way, Octavia Spencer what the holy guacamolee are you doing here?
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While the level of humour in this film was pretty silly and low brow, I did laugh quite a few times. It was obviously dumb but once you accepted that, it was fun to watch in a stupid funny kind of way. Steve Carell wonderfully weird character brought a lot of humour and had me cracking up fairly often as did the many other oddball characters featured throughout. Despite the premise seeming rather cruel the film didn’t really focus on putting down these eccentric characters. Instead much of the movie showed them being comfortable with who they were and happy to live in their own little world while the so-called normal people were made to look like schmucks for being mean. It might not be the best comedy but I enjoyed it and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t the terrible film I was expecting.
i've seen road accidents funnier than this.
Dinner for Schmucks is one of the dumbest fucking movies I have ever seen in my life... Though I have to admit I laughed multiple times. It is very idiotic, from its plot to its characters, but not in the vein of spoofs like Anchorman or Naked Gun. That's where it fails, in my opinion. It's more in line with Dumb and Dumber, and I just don't get the love for that film. It's tone is somewhat confusing, and the stupidity of the jokes aren't amusing to me. At least this film has its moments, like the first scene between Zach Galafianakis and Steve Carrell.
The director is just bad at his job, but luckily he has a great cast…
The story is about a rising business executive is offered a coveted office suite... if he brings the biggest schmuck to the monthly dinner party held by his boss. To rise to the top, he must first sink down to the bottom of the barrel of characters. This movie is like a unfunny ass-hole at a party know ruins ever joke that one funny person is telling, and that's this movie. The jokes in this picture felt a bit off and lazy if I must say and the cast are all wasted like Steve Carell which I know his better then this, pulls off a terrible role in this movie.
This movie, inspired by the excellent French film "The Dinner Game", seemed destined to swan dive deep into pathetic but, amazingly, walks the tightwire of funny and human versus dumb and ridiculous with barely a wobble. Well done.
some bits were funny
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