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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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£940,586 (UK) (3 September 2010)

Gross:

$72,980,108 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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When this project was in early development, Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play the lead. See more »

Goofs

When Tim proposes outside the gallery. Julie's earring disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Barry: When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Unless you don't have any water or sugar. And then you just eat the lemons, and the rind will give you diarrhea.
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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 The Shining (1980) See more »

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String Trio, Op. 9, No. 3
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Great Movie
10 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Coming into this movie, I honestly wasn't expecting much, which is why I was surprised that it was actually a great movie. It was full of genuine humor, and it even contained some of the most heart-wrenching scenes that I've seen in years. Most of all the movie had a message, which generally isn't something you see in many modern day light comedies, such as the hangover and all. Also, speaking of movies such as the hangover, the jokes were generally a lot more involved and some even required some thinking to get(such as when Therman, the mind controller states how "the brain, like all other muscles, have pressure points which can be pushed," which becomes pretty hilarious after you realize the brain isn't a muscle. Overall I was very impressed by this movie's outstanding quality, and would highly recommend it to anybody wanting to see a movie.


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