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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…
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.
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.
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.
Very much an Americanised version of Le Dîner de Cons, with a romantic plot and comic misunderstandings. Steve Carell is pretty good and likeable despite his idiocy. Unfortunately it's all very tame -- there are seeds of a funny idea, but they went in less amusing directions with it.
Immernoch wunderbar lustig! Carrell spielt grandios!
"I might be a dreamer, but I'm not"
All I can remember is an older lady walking up the aisle in the theater farting the entire way, that was hilarious.
This movie was pretty bad but I quote the half-quotes all the time. "You know what they say: The mind is a terrible thing."
"Dinner for Schmucks" starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd is an enjoyable comedy and although it might not be for everyone, I still thought it was funny.
Paul Rudd stars as Tim, who works at an financial company. After Tim has a successful presentation at an office meeting, his boss (Bruce Greenwood) invites him to a "dinner for extraordinary people", in which many of the jerk executives invite many eccentric people who are unknowingly competing for the biggest idiot of the year. This dinner could result in a promotion, which Tim thinks could get his girlfriend Julie (Stephanie Szostak) to marry him. Tim literally runs into Barry (Steve Carell) with his car. Barry's an IRS employee who's hobby is making…
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