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Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

PG-13 | | 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 (77) »

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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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$23,527,839 (USA) (30 July 2010)

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$72,980,108 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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The movie uses two The Beatles elements. One is the song "Fool on the Hill", used in the opening and closing song number. The other is a lyric "I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one" from John Lennon's song "Imagine". See more »

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When Barry is working on his mice near the end of the film, he takes off his glasses to put on the magnifying "helmet". When he raises the magnifying part, he is wearing his glasses again. See more »

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Barry: [Whilst holding a picture of Nelson Mandela] He's friends with Morgan Freeman!
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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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Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
(1979)
Written & Performed by Rupert Holmes
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Used as Barry's cell phone ringtone
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22 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

As if people would let those things happens, principally in US, with all the concerns, amazing. The naive presented surprised me.

Sincerely, if Brazil do a movie like this no one would never see a Brazilian movie again. For example, only with the exposure of one our biggest flaws, showed in 'Elite Squad', we had some attention from the world. Really, in my opinion this idea was an insult to art.

Hollywood, never the same. To be clear I feel so pleased to watch US movies from the 60'70'80's and course, we don't forget about 90s, the launcher for a few of greatest artists this time, but unfortunately, I was thinking about this, watching the iconic 'The Addams Family', just two days ago 'the 2000s seems that the fantastic writing lost space for this small colored drawing that makes the engine run by so sold arts and consumed by the excess.'

Each time harder to appreciate some of this so called '7th art', if I may, used to call!


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