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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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dinner | idiot | irs | diorama | mouse | See All (72) »

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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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When Tim is speaking about his 'bomb lamps', he says of Meuller, "he loves lamps". Steve Carell and Paul Rudd both starred in Anchorman, with Steve Carell's character (Brick Tamland) famously saying "I love lamp". 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 »

Quotes

Darla: [seductively] I'm a naughty little schoolgirl...
Barry: You look a little old to be a schoolgirl.
Darla: I need to be punished. I cheated in class. Don't you want to be my school teacher?
Barry: I'm really not qualified I work for the IRS.
Darla: [winks] Not tonight...
Barry: No, all the time. I work...
Darla: Ok, ok! You work for the IRS and I have been very, very bad. I haven't paid my taxes and I need to be spanked, NOW!
Barry: Well, that's really not the way it works, you probably just have to pay the difference, plus interest...
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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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Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
(1979)
Written & Performed by Rupert Holmes
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Used as Barry's cell phone ringtone
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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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