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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 | friend | See more »

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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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Opening Weekend:

£940,586 (UK) (3 September 2010)

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$72,980,108 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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Trivia

In one of the mice dioramas, a bottle of Dom Perignon is called "Veber". Francis Veber wrote and directed The Dinner Game (1998), the film which inspired this remake. 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: I'm a naughty schoolgirl!
Barry: You look a little old to be a schoolgirl.
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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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References Office Space (1999) See more »

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Senza Fine
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Written by Gino Paoli
Performed by Monica Mancini
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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A strained, misbegotten remake with a few chuckles at best
28 July 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Painfully unfunny. As a fan of Steve Carell and Paul Rudd (not to mention Jermaine Clement and Zak G) and sometimes of director Jay Roach, it's hard to reckon how none of these talented people noticed how strained, mean-spirited and downright ridiculous this comedy is. No one behaves like an actual human being, and Carell's "loser" character is so annoying you're insulted when the script asks us to find him lovable-- you'd rather strangle him. A deeply cynical, formulaic farce without a shred of anything resembling reality. Even the broadest comedy has to be based in some recognizable behavior. It mocks the bad corporate villains for making fun of the fools invited to the party, and does the same thing itself. A few scattered laughs is the best you can hope for. What a waste of talented people. The producers should be spanked.


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