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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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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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The exterior shot of the house were the dinner is held is the same as "stately Wayne Manor" from the original Batman television series. See more »

Goofs

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

Kieran: Have you ever lived among a herd of goats, for months at a time, as one of them?
Barry: No.
Kieran: That surprises me.
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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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A Man & His Mice...
25 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having just watched the film i had to jump on here real quick to share my thoughts. Dinner For Schmucks has a new breed of hilarity that i'm proud to be an observer of. Choice of casting was great from the familiar yet ancient "Friend's" leading man to the Little Britian co-star.

A Brilliant build up to a warm fuzzy finish, it has the animated craziness of a Disney film mixed with real life yet so off the wall characters that you have to love them, it's hard not to. Some funny quotes and 1 liners to be stored in the memory bank, along with an easy going soundtrack is too good to be true.

The only reason i gave this picture a 9 was because i was hoping for just a little more R rated content, but regardless of having no explicit Tits & Ass this is definitely worth watching, i highly recommend it. The Moto? pretty simple actually..don't judge a book by its cover, even if its name IS Barry :)


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