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.
Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after?
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
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
Barry pulls Tim from the elevator door. First he holds Tim's arm but on a change of camera he holds Tim's leg. See more »
[yelling in pain]
My back! My back! My back!
Is it your back?
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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 »
Even though this movie features some of the grand talents in today's comedy - Carell, Galifianakis and to the lesser extent Rudd - it is an utter disaster. The jokes are unfunny, the plot is atrocious, the dialogs are cheesy or/and stupid to the point of absurdity, the finale is typical of a Hollywood "blockbuster" - everything turns out great for the main characters and we're not even sure why because the plot is so unconvincing and poor. Even the gags by Carell and Galifianakis, some of which are even amusing, cannot save this tragedy. The only proper thing I could spot is the acting. And I mean proper since most of the employed names are trained actors therefore one cannot see any faults in that department but on the other hand observes average acting without any spectacular attempts. 3 out of 10 is one of the lowest ratings I had ever given a movie and hence the review.
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