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.
In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.
Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies.
A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
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
Darla and Barry throw a bottle of wine on the door in Tim's apartment. In the next shot the mess from the wine has disappeared. See more »
I know everything! I have laid eggs... *inside of your brain*!
Get them out of my head!
You are no longer in control of me! I control you,and you are under my power!
I know everything. And I release you!
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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 »
Being fluent in both English & French, I saw the the original movie in Quebec when it came out in the late nineties. But, for my money, I gotta say I almost preferred Steve Carell's version, almost... French actor Jacques Villeret was brilliant in ''Le diner de cons''(The Dinner Game), so is Carell. I also strongly appreciated the way the story was reinvented. Both movies rank in my all-time favorite comedies.
I get that a lot of people were disappointed. Maybe what made the difference for me was the lukewarm reception the movie got upon it's release; I went in expecting nothing and got fairly surprised in return.
My advice: Don't compare, just enjoy the ride!
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