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Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

 -  Comedy  -  30 July 2010 (USA)
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When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.

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Tim (Rudd) is a rising executive who "succeeds" in finding the perfect guest, IRS employee Barry (Carell), for his boss's monthly event, a so-called "dinner for idiots," which offers certain advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon. Written by Anonymous

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Takes One To Know One.

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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£940,586 (UK) (3 September 2010)

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$72,980,108 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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When this project was in early development, Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play the lead. See more »

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When Barry is working on his mice near the end of the film, he takes off his glasses to put on the magnifying "helmet". When he raises the magnifying part, he is wearing his glasses again. See more »

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Barry: Well, these people invited us here to make fun of us. This is a contest for the biggest idiot...
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Barry: which I nailed!
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After the credits, A diorama is displayed of a stuffed mouse sitting in a burnt down house, with Barry heard laughing as he reveals that Fender's company has gone bust with Forbes Magazine naming him the "World's Biggest Loser." See more »

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Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
14 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A predictably loud and crass American interpretation of a mini-classic from France. This film is full of comedic actors, unintentionally following the plot of the film. The film sees businessmen bring idiots to dinner, trying to one-up each other. The film itself has a bunch of comedic actors, trying to be as over-the-top as possible, in an attempt to one-up each other. These shenanigans are distracting and sometimes shameful. As Carell and Galifianakis shoot mind bullets at each other, no one is having as much fun as them. Rudd tries to play it likable, while Carell is too stupid to care about. The original had me switching allegiances between a genuinely horrible guy and a doofus. Adding the actual dinner to the film just leads to a predictable message and a painful running time. It's nice to see so many comedians from New Zealand, the UK, and America, but no one has enough to do. The original was subtle, witty, and clever. This is a loud and obnoxious ego inflation.


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