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.
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
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
Larry Wilmore (Williams) and Steve Carell (Barry) have starred together before in the sitcom 'The Office' where Carell was a main cast, while Wilmore appeared as a guest for 2 episodes('Diversity Day' and 'Gay Witch Hunt') See more »
When Tim is trying to stop Julie from leaving in the elevator, you can see Barry pulling Tim out of the elevator by his right arm. But when the camera cuts out and you see Barry finally pull him out, he is holding Tim's right leg instead. See more »
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 »
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 »
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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