Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks

Businessman Tim (Paul Rudd) is happy to have met the incredibly stupid, amazingly dense Barry (Steve Carell). He brings him along to his boss' monthly dinner party where guests are challenged to bring along the dumbest person they can find, for the amusement of the group. But instead of being congratulated for bringing such a moron, Tim finds his life spiralling out of control with a series of personal and professional disasters as his new 'friend' accidentally paves a path of destruction.

The cast of comic gold is rounded out by Conchord Jemaine Clement, Hangover beardy man Zach Galifianakis and Office Space's Ron Livingston. This is a re-make of French comedy The Dinner Guest.

2010Rating: M, Contains Offensive Language & Sexual References114 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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An uproarious odd-couple remake of Francis Veber's hit French farce "The Dinner Game."

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The film collects a cast of performers who know how to be funny. The success of this movie, following a formula upheld by just about any recent hit comedy you can name, lies as much with supporting players and plot-derailing set pieces as with the central story and characters.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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The guests at the dinner are a strange lot. To describe them would be to give away their jokes, and one of the pleasures of the movie is having each one appear

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

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While the climactic dinner is a bit too much like a circus audition, Roach -- who helmed the "Austin Powers" movies as well as "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" -- knows how to enjoy each sideshow.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Though Carell and Rudd are both saddled with characters that just aren't as interesting as many they've played in the past, the movie benefits from having drawn many gifted comedians to supporting roles.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Hardly a classic given the talents of Carell, Rudd and Roach at his best. It bungles utilising plenty of talent in a lightweight comedy effort that brings little fresh to the table.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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The whole enterprise feels very much like a by the numbers bromance

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Seeing the trailer for this movie I had high hopes with Steve Carrell and Zack Galli what ever. It seemed a bit bland really not worth the admission. More of a rental movie worth. Havn't seen the original yet either.

3.0
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Some funny parts thought it took to long to actually make it to the dinner part of the movie. But overall it was an ok movie

3.0
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Its funny as :) do watch

5.0
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When will America stop re-making movies that really don't need to be remade. I guess for this one they have the language excuse as the original was French ... but that really is a lame excuse ... LEARN TO READ, America!

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I like Steve Carell. I like Paul Rudd. And Jemaine Clement is easily in the same league. Unfortunately, I also loved Le diner de cons. Which means I had a permanent wince on my face when watching this trailer. Are we entering an era of great international films being re-made abysmally by Americans? (Yes, I'm looking at you, Death at a Funeral!)

1.0
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"Le Diner de Cons", otherwise known as "The Dinner Game", is arguably Francis Veber's very best film. Certainly it is the funniest movie I have ever seen in my life. Unfortunately, "Dinner for Schmucks" is not a straight English remake of that film, like "The Fugitives", "The Bird Cage" and other respectfully translated Veber classics. If it were, it...

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Didn't think it was original, but still this movie might just be ok, given that steve carell is a great person to act like an idiot (remember Brick???)

4.0
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And an old one at that!!!

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

An uproarious odd-couple remake of Francis Veber's hit French farce "The Dinner Game."

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film collects a cast of performers who know how to be funny. The success of this movie, following a formula upheld by just about any recent hit comedy you can name, lies as much with supporting players and plot-derailing set pieces as with the central story and characters.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The guests at the dinner are a strange lot. To describe them would be to give away their jokes, and one of the pleasures of the movie is having each one appear

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

While the climactic dinner is a bit too much like a circus audition, Roach -- who helmed the "Austin Powers" movies as well as "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" -- knows how to enjoy each sideshow.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Though Carell and Rudd are both saddled with characters that just aren't as interesting as many they've played in the past, the movie benefits from having drawn many gifted comedians to supporting roles.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Hardly a classic given the talents of Carell, Rudd and Roach at his best. It bungles utilising plenty of talent in a lightweight comedy effort that brings little fresh to the table.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The whole enterprise feels very much like a by the numbers bromance

0

Seeing the trailer for this movie I had high hopes with Steve Carrell and Zack Galli what ever. It seemed a bit bland really not worth the admission. More of a rental movie worth. Havn't seen the original yet either.

3.0
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Some funny parts thought it took to long to actually make it to the dinner part of the movie. But overall it was an ok movie

3.0
0

Its funny as :) do watch

5.0
0

When will America stop re-making movies that really don't need to be remade. I guess for this one they have the language excuse as the original was French ... but that really is a lame excuse ... LEARN TO READ, America!

0

I like Steve Carell. I like Paul Rudd. And Jemaine Clement is easily in the same league. Unfortunately, I also loved Le diner de cons. Which means I had a permanent wince on my face when watching this trailer. Are we entering an era of great international films being re-made abysmally by Americans? (Yes, I'm looking at you, Death at a Funeral!)

1.0
0

"Le Diner de Cons", otherwise known as "The Dinner Game", is arguably Francis Veber's very best film. Certainly it is the funniest movie I have ever seen in my life. Unfortunately, "Dinner for Schmucks" is not a straight English remake of that film, like "The Fugitives", "The Bird Cage" and other respectfully translated Veber classics. If it were, it...

0

Didn't think it was original, but still this movie might just be ok, given that steve carell is a great person to act like an idiot (remember Brick???)

4.0
0

And an old one at that!!!

2.0
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