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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.
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
Me gustó mucho el principio. Ahí por la mitad se me hizo algo tediosa y parecía que no iba de mucho. Tiene chistes regados por todas partes lo que hizo que no me terminara de aburrir.
A veces Steve Carrell como que me cae mal, pero son momentos muy específicos, aunque en general creo que es un tipazo.
71. LENTITUD. La primera hora es eterna. ETERNA LES DIGO. Y lo raro es que el primer día en que se desarrolla la trama parece que dura 48 horas, y el segundo dura 12. Así lo sentí. Sin embargo, lo del discurso de soñadores se me hizo bien bonito.Paul Rudd es encantador <3 Y Steve Carell siempre se me va a hacer un tipazo. Me encanta que el dude de The IT Crowd salga. Basterds.
A bit of an odd movie...but at least it isn't as mean spirited as it seems it would have been from previews...because it's a movie about a corporate business man who has to find an 'idiot' or basically mentally ill person to bring to a dinner to have laughed at by the other business men with the winner moving higher in their job. It's actually pretty light and most of the laughs aren't really that funny anyways circling vulgarity and extreme silliness/quirkiness. Still, I was amused by it. There really isn't much character development what so ever but it was still sweet. The Beatles song used in the start and end along with a quote from John Lennon helped. The last quarter is kind of terrible though. I don't know. I'm kind of all over the place having experienced a breakup recently. I needed something light and it worked.
A lot of uncomfortable, raunchy laughs, but ultimately too over-the-top and full of cheap humor.
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- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- Epic Movie
- Sucker Punch
- Meet the Spartans
- The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
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