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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 (77) »

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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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$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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In the title sequence Barry(?) creates a pair of spectacles for a mouse. The spectacles placed on the mouse are of a different shape to the ones bent around the post. See more »

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Julie: Kieran, You remember Tim?
Kieran: [nods] ... the stock broker.
Tim: No, no. I work for a private equity firm that specializes in distressed assets.
Kieran: So, kind of a stock broker.
Tim: Almost nothing like a stock broker.
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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 Invictus (2009) See more »

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Scherzo No. 1 in B Flat Major
(1817)
Written by Franz Schubert
Arranged by Jim Long
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation & Point Classics
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Don't waste time or money
18 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I agree with all the negative reviews here. This movie was stale and just plain terrible. I love the cast though, too bad... I feel robbed for spending 4.99 at blockbusters to rent this! I can honestly say the best part of the movie was the very beginning where the mice were shown. That was very cute but from then on it got worse and worse. I kept waiting for something to change but it didn't. How could Steve feel good about playing this character? I wouldn't think there would be enough money in the world. The artist character was weird too, what was that? Creepy man doing very strange creepy things NOT FUNNY things at all! I also felt like everyone in the movie acted odd. It was like no one reacted the way that they should have in a normal world.


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