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Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

PG-13 | | 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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$23,527,839 (USA) (30 July 2010)

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$72,980,108 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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Ron Livingston, who is perhaps most widely known as the anti-corporate slacker, Peter Gibbons, from the film Office Space (1999), plays the antithesis of his most famous role in this film. He plays the office 'yes man' that is desperate to climb the corporate ladder. See more »

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When Mueller is filled in about the purpose of the dinner, he says that he has a similar event called "Dinner for Unterschlagen". Unterschlagen is a German word for embezzler or a underhanded person. See more »

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Kieran: Have you ever lived among a herd of goats, for months at a time, as one of them?
Barry: No.
Kieran: That surprises me.
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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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References Sullivan's Travels (1941) See more »

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Written by Gino Paoli
Performed by Monica Mancini
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Ouch! 22 bucks, down the drain
25 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to rank as one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I kept waiting for it to get better but it never did. I'm wondering how a movie company could put out something like that. Christ, even Conan was better than this! My wife felt exactly the same way, when will this thing get funny??? It dragged right from the start. There were a couple funny bits but only about $0.79 worth. I really couldn't believe Steve Carell would make a piece of junk like this. This is the kind of movie I turn off when it airs on HBO (I am hoping that HBO has better taste than to show this). Describing this as awful is being nice, real nice. This movie was stupid gag after stupid gag that had my wife and I looking at each other asking if that was supposed to be funny. There were only a couple saps in the theater but you could hear the moans and groans. On the way out there were a lot of blank stares and "what the hell was that" comments. It's nice to know that we were not the only ones who were stupid enough to shell out eleven bucks each for this horrible attempt at comedy. I have seen commercials that had better content, a lot of them. Don't waste your money and don't waste your time when this hits TV.


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