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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.

Director:

Jay Roach

Writers:

David Guion (screenplay), Michael Handelman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Barry
Paul Rudd ... Tim
Zach Galifianakis ... Therman
Jemaine Clement ... Kieran
Stephanie Szostak ... Julie
Lucy Punch ... Darla
Bruce Greenwood ... Lance Fender
David Walliams ... Müeller
Ron Livingston ... Caldwell
Larry Wilmore ... Williams
Kristen Schaal ... Susana
P.J. Byrne ... Davenport
Andrea Savage ... Robin
Nick Kroll ... Josh
Randall Park ... Henderson
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

dinner | idiot | irs | diorama | mouse | See All (77) »

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Takes One To Know One.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dinner See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,527,839, 1 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,026,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,855,739
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Tim is speaking about his 'bomb lamps', he says of Meuller, "he loves lamps". Steve Carell and Paul Rudd both starred in Anchorman, with Steve Carell's character (Brick Tamland) famously saying "I love lamp". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Therman: Now tell us, Barry, why did your wife leave? Spit it out of your mouth. Say it. Say it, boy.
Barry: I lost her clitoris!
Robin: You lost her clitoris?
Barry: She got mad because I couldn't find it, and I said 'It's probably in your purse,' because nine times out of 10 when she loses something, that's where they end up.
Robin: Barry, do you even know what that is?
Barry: I don't know what half the stuff in her purse is.
Therman: Don't worry Barry. I found it. It was in her purse. It was in her naughty purse.
Robin: Wow. Well thank God somebody ...
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The Viacom Media Networks (VH1, Comedy Central, etc.) version makes two notable changes to the brunch scene: 1. Instead of "I'M WET" the napkin reads "I'M HOT." 2. Barry's echo of Müeller's "Join yourself to her, in the name of love" is absent, presumably because Barry could be interpreted as mocking Müeller's accent. See more »

Connections

References Friends (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Jig-A-Lo
Written by Thelonious Carter Jr. (as Thelonious Monk Carter)
Performed by Thelonious Carter Jr.
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Don't waste time or money
18 January 2011 | by garden-girl38See all my reviews

I agree with all the negative reviews here. This movie was stale and just plain terrible. I love the cast though, too bad... I feel robbed for spending 4.99 at blockbusters to rent this! I can honestly say the best part of the movie was the very beginning where the mice were shown. That was very cute but from then on it got worse and worse. I kept waiting for something to change but it didn't. How could Steve feel good about playing this character? I wouldn't think there would be enough money in the world. The artist character was weird too, what was that? Creepy man doing very strange creepy things NOT FUNNY things at all! I also felt like everyone in the movie acted odd. It was like no one reacted the way that they should have in a normal world.


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