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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.
Cinema for schmucks.
I very nearly didn't watch this. I would have missed a real gem of a comedy. A 'Hollywood' remake of the French film "Le dîner de cons", well written, well acted and giggle out loud funny.
I think that sometimes critics are too harsh regarding this comedy directed by Jay Roach. This comedy brings us novelty - the sour side humour! And Steve Carell (with Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, Stephanie Szostak, Lucy Punch, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston, Larry Wilmore...) was perfect for it!
The story was about Tim Conrad (Paul Rudd) who is doing pretty well for himself, driving Porsche and living in an amazing apartment with his loving girlfriend... and there is one step only to reach the seventh floor where the big boys were. Tim gets his chance if he decides to participate in the traditional dinner organised by his boss: each analyst must bring a guest and at the end of…
A few good jokes but it took almost 90 minutes to get to the big dinner and you see all the funniest parts in the trailer.
amazing cast; not a good movie! the blt joke was good though, i have to admit.
I must have not got the memo because Dinner For Schmucks is one of the least funny comedies I have seen in recent years.
It's like Steve Carell is doing a one man show of Dumb and Dumber.
Great comedic actors but a bad comedy...
Ridiculously cheesy and immature, but Carell and Galifinakis are having so much fun that it's hard to feel antagonized.
A man desperate to fit in with his elitist company and gain promotion, is invited to a party that could help prove his worth. The catch is that the theme of the party is the mockery of idiots. At first he rejects the party in reaction to his girlfriend's outrage, but then he crashes into a man who could be the perfect guest.
Paul Judd is a long-time favorite, and he does a great job of playing the regular, otherwise decent guy, who gets swept up in the chaos. The character is that of good guy turned jerk by circumstances, but comes around in again (a cultural fallacy, perhaps). His character is balanced out well by Steve Carell, who manages…
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