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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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The Dinner  »

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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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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Emphasis". See more »

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When Mueller is filled in about the purpose of the dinner, he says that he has a similar event called "Dinner for Unterschlagen". Unterschlagen is a German word for embezzler or a underhanded person. 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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A comedy about and "idiot" changing your life. Carell was born to play this part
6 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An account executive (Rudd) discovers the only way for him to get a promotion at his company is to find his own "special person" (Carell) and invite him to a company dinner. If you go off just the main 2 stars alone this is a must rent. This is one of those movies that come out where the script alone has a chance of being really funny, but it all comes down to casting. In this case the casting of every part, even the little ones, is what pushes this movie over the top into one of the funniest movies that has been released in a while. It's hard to imagine what the movie would have been like with out Rudd and Carell but I'm guessing not as good. This part seems written for Carell, he plays it perfectly and it is his funniest role since Brick in "Anchorman". The one downfall of the movie is that it is entirely predictable (most comedies are), but it is still a fun ride till the end. It seems like every comedy since the "Hangover" promotes itself as "The funniest movie since the Hangover", this one can actually live up to that standard. A definite must watch and I dare you not to laugh. I give it a B+


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