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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.
An asshole film.
An asshole torture-porn epic.
It's a comedy.
Sure, and I'm Harvey Weinstein.
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.
Dinner for schmucks was a good comedy that has good humour, its about tim (rudd) who wants to climb the ladder of corporate success and all he has to do is to bring an 'idiot' to his boss' monthly dinner party so he and his friends can laugh at them, tim finds the perfect person in barry (carell) who has an odd habit of dressing stuffed mice and putting them in famous historical scenes, as they get to know each other and as barry is partially ruining tims' life they get to like each other but there is a hilarious dinner coming in the next night after they first met, i wont tell you any more scenes of the movie, if you like the sound of this movie, you should watch it.
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…
Dumb and unfunny.
Paul Rudd's character is a career driven guy, but he is likable. He gets a chance at work to move up and he takes it. That is a respectable and worthy action. We like him.
Then we find out there are catches to a promotion. He has to attend a dinner and bring an "idiot" for his boss and co-workers to make fun of. We now hate these people. The drama here is will or wont he act immorally in order to get ahead in life.
To complicate things, he has a girlfriend that he loves (Perhaps an unrequited love? He does propose to her a number of times and she tells him to wait. It is…
Cada semana pillo cuatro películas en el videoclub. Un par para mí, otra para mis hijos y otra para mi mujer. Cuando pregunto qué película quieren, siempre me dicen que lo que yo crea. Así que pierdo un montón de tiempo dándole vueltas a qué coger que les pueda gustar.
Al final, más de una semana ni la miran y la acabo viendo yo porque me revienta devolver una película sin que nadie la haya visto.
Por eso he perdido el tiempo con este remake blando, flojo y sentimentaloide de una comedia excelente y que sólo se puede soportar por el trabajo de Steve Carell, al que sin duda no le pagaron lo suficiente.
Así que esta semana que les den morcilla a todos: las cuatro para mí.
What an awful, awful film.
Everyone in this movie is either an asshole or a creep. None of them are likeable, and all of them are annoying. The worst part of this movie is that it tries to make all these big business people out as jerks for making fun of these weirdos, WHEN THATS WHAT THE MOVIE HAS BEEN DOING THE WHOLE TIME. The only positive I can think of is Zach Galifianakis' hilarious performance, too bad his role amounts to nothing more than an extended cameo.
I found this movie hilarious. Completely underrated in the array of Rudd & Carell highlights. Galifianakis deserves recognition too.
Pendulums between kind of funny and ridiculously grating, resulting in a giant pile of "meh". The smaller stuff (some of Carell's lines, some details in the rat sculptures) was much funnier than the more obvious stuff (Galifianakis' character).
The naughty school girl that writes "I'm wet" on a napkin and smashes an expensive car's windows out? Yeah, I'm going with her.
Steve Carrell does what Steve Carrell does best in this film playing a clumsy idiot with a big heart and a genuine good personality. He plays his role so well and with so good humor that there are moments where you are laughing out loud and there are moments where you are crying with amazement. The scene where Barry pulls out his many mouse scene sculptures in front of the dinner party is just brilliant. Rudd plays his role fine but never kicks in as the lead characters in this film where Carrell overshines him. A very much enjoyable comedy with also a classic and cliche-ish ending makes a very good watch.
When it comes to playing an idiot, Steve Carell is in a league of his own. He cracks me up again and again. Here he plays an idiot, but not everything works. When it works, it is great. The problem is it rarely works. Rudd is ok-ish, but has never been my favourite as a lead.
Etwas zulang im ersten Akt - dann aber in letzter Zeit selten so gelacht...
In recent years, comedies have not been so great. The usual case is we shall see a trailer, we get a little excited but at the same time a little skeptical. We pay our price, sit through the film, go home and have a bad taste in our mouths. It was either a terrible film, or a mediocre film. Either way you feel cheated. Comedies are very hard to make however, so for many comedies, I give them the benefit of the doubt. In this case, I was very skeptical. I watched the trailer for Dinner For Schmucks. I saw that two actors whom I greatly admire were in it and I saw a few funny bit's in the trailer.…
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