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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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dinner | idiot | irs | diorama | mouse | See All (70) »

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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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The movie uses two The Beatles elements. One is the song "Fool on the Hill", used in the opening and closing song number. The other is a lyric "I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one" from John Lennon's song "Imagine". See more »

Goofs

During the mental "fight" between Barry and Therman at the dinner, Therman reaches down and grabs an imaginary "weapon" from the front of Robin's purple dress. When Therman throws this imaginary weapon at Barry and Barry deflects it, Barry is now standing next to Robin, in the same place that Therman threw it from. 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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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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Sonata for Piano No. 17 in B Major (Allegro)
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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Jim Long
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation & Point Classics
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Quite Funny!
20 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dinner for Schmucks is actually a pleasant surprise and quite funny. Based off the trailers I have seen, this movie looked like tripe. Apparently many people did think this movie was tripe, but not me. I thought it was good idea for Paul Rudd and Steve Carell to team up because they are a funny pair and their chemistry proves it. This movie has some funny jokes but it has a heart and you feel for the main characters.

Jay Roach's film is about a rising executive who realizes that the only way to get a promotion at his job is to find the biggest buffoon out there and invite him to his boss's dinner so he could win the promotion.

This film has a talented cast led by the excellent Paul Rudd and Steve Carell. It's nice of them to use their talents to face off against each other. The supporting cast is great with such likes as Bruce Greenwood, Lucy Punch, Jeff Dunham, and of course the scene-stealing Zach Galifinakis.

Overall, this is a pretty funny movie that has some solid jokes. This is way better than I have expected and the last half hour of the film is definitely the best. This is worth seeing just for Rudd and Carell. I rate this film 9/10.


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