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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…
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…
This review may contain 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.
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.
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?
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Wow. Glad no acting careers were harmed by this release.
15/100. Not worth writing anymore.
This is a lovely movie about how logic applies to the crazy world of (considered) Schmucks. I loved the opening sequence, the heartbreak of barry's pudding and I liked the concept of the dinner.
neither of their best films but a fun film non the less
Dinner for Schmucks is funny and more importantly charming. The performances and characters (Steve Carell's in particular) are top notch. The film only suffers from a few moments of confusion and a script that could have been tighter.
Not the greatest but weirdly endearing.
Also, Octavia Spencer imitating a lobster? Oscar-worthy.
Critically derided when it came out, but I never really understood why. Well, actually, I kinda do - as a remake of a French satire it lacks any actual satire, and there is a jarring dissonance to the way it invites us to laugh at the freaks on display whilst also telling us that it's bad to laugh. So I guess I get it. But moralistic issues aside, this film succeeds because it's very, very funny. The cast is stacked with great comedians (and, uh, David Walliams, but he's tolerable here), the set pieces are well designed and the escalating chaos is horribly enjoyable. One of the very few examples of a modern day slapstick comedy that amuses me.
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