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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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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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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 »

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The same dark Scion car drives behind Tim's Porsche in he scene where hi runs over Barry: after the accident and again, when Barry hugs Tim. See more »

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Barry: OK, may I give you some advice too? Do not wear fishnets on New Year's Eve. It's too cold. When the wind blows, you gotta go with the hose.
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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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Referenced in Tosh.0: Awful Weatherman (2010) See more »

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A Massive Miscalculation
31 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

As I'm in Los Angeles at the moment, I was overwhelmed by the amount of publicity. If you switch on the TV there's bound to be a clip of the movie telling us, how funny the movie is. So, can you imagine the surprise. The film is remarkably "unfunny" Didn't the marketing geniuses knew that we were going to find out. Were they just trying to make a killing at the box office for the opening week end? Knowing that this thing couldn't possibly have legs, presumably that was the strategy but, I think that if they had been more honest about what they were selling, the movie could have more of a chance with a knowing audience. How infuriating! I saw it at the great Arclight theaters in Hollywood, a full house with only scattered giggles every so often. I must confess I don't get Steve Carrell. A comic genius? A comic wonder? Please! When we finally get to the actual dinner, the premise gets contradicted immediately and the whole thing becomes a total confusing mess. There are a couple of good moments and Paul Rudd, that's why 4 out of 10 and not a resounding 1.


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