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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.
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?
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.
Steve Carell perfects the role of a nonsensical idiot; nothing else is worth mentioning. Carell's performance, another testament to his incredible comedic talents, carries this otherwise lifeless and banal movie surprisingly well. Rudd is particularly bad, continually delivering lines full of insincere cliche.
A revisit of this proved to be more painful than I imagined it would be.
At almost the same time that mid-level executive Tim (Paul Rudd) is invited by his bosses to the 'dinner for schmucks', a yearly tradition in the company where every guest brings along the biggest idiot they can find, he meets Barry (Steve Carell) a lonely and sad eccentric, who would qualify as a schmuck.
Bringing along a guest to a party in order for everybody to laugh at him is a douchebag move, so from that set-up, you think you're in for a sharp, biting satire on corporate climbing and the things people are willing to do to get ahead. I understand the French film on which it is based was more like that, unfortunately this is the American remake,…
A movie for schmucks
This film is awful. It's just so bad.
However it's unfair to say that it's not well made. For the genre, this is a great work. Sadly, the genre is abrasive American comedy, and I cannot stand it.
Similar in tone to those Chevy Chase movie in the 80s, if that helps. This is a higher-quality example of shitty film than others of its kind but it still deserves to be switched off before the final credits.
A lot of wasted talent here.
Dinner for Schmucks is pretty generic. There are a few points in this movie that are pretty funny but for the most part the jokes don't catch very well. Steve Carell and Paul Rudd do what they can in this movie but the concept doesn't have the durability for a almost two hour movie. I think this movie couldn't be that much better considering the story.
..I can't help it, I had to laugh out loud about it a few times, especially during the pinguin scene ;)
I love this movie! Carrell plays such a dim-witted guy, you love how thick he is.
"I wanna be a penguin."
I can't believe I have never seen this, hilarious!
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