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.
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
One of the film's writers, David Guion, was on set one day and noticed that Steve Carell was left handed. "I didn't know you were left handed" he remarked to the actor. "I'm not", replied Carell, "but my character is". See more »
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 »
Have you ever lived among a herd of goats, for months at a time, as one of them?
That surprises me.
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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 »
This film goes in the category of movies that should have never been made. And if they are made, your forced to watch them as punishment for stealing a snickers from the local gas station. Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell are amazing actors...with that said this film gave nothing for either of them to work with. Rudd didn't make me or anyone in the theater laugh once. Carrell a comedic genius that he is was so stupid and annoying in this film, I had to wonder how Darwin's Law shouldn't have ended this guys life by age 14 tops. The film's secondary characters of Zach Galifianakis and Jermaine Clement where the only tiny light of hope in this film. My girlfriend and I said on three occasions that we should leave the film and when a couple actually did, gravity almost pulled me in their direction. I forced myself to stay and finish the movie. At the end I couldn't give a damn about any of the characters or there meaningless relationships. This film may be a good reason to carry around a can of mace to hit yourself in the eyes and think to yourself, Hey I could be watching this movie instead!
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