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

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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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Robin Williams was considered for the role of Barry Speck. See more »

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The same dark Scion car drives behind Tim's Porsche in he scene where hi runs over Barry: after the accident and again, when Barry hugs Tim. See more »

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Barry: He slept with Martha at my house! I was under the bed the whole time. What an idiot!
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Crazy Credits

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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Written by Thelonious Carter Jr. (as Thelonious Monk Carter)
Performed by Thelonious Carter Jr.
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Hello I am not a numbhead
11 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

It never ceases to amaze me how truly humorous and emotionally inspiring movies like this get trashed by numbheads and these same numbheads fall all over those paper cutout movies which meet their "winner" criteria. Those movies may be winners, but this movie is a winner too. Other movies can be winners. Not just the winners.

This movie deserves a 6.5 rating not the current 5.9. At IMDb, a 7.0 is really really good, an 8.0 is a super great magnificent blockbuster. Higher is almost unheard of. But they do exist. Higher rated movies are almost always a sure bet to be a winner. But any movie in the 6's is usually worth watching, while any movie in the 5's is probably pretty okay. Even some movies in the 4's can be okay, so the movies in the 5's are even more okay. But the movies in the 6's are really really good, which would mean the movies in the 7s would have to be changed to exceptionally good, not just really really good.

On the other hand, IMDb ratings can often be totally the result of a bunch of numbheads. We should invite them to dinner.

This is a good movie.


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