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Rated PG-13 · 114 min. · 2010

Comedy


This latest in the tired line of mismatched-buddy comedies stars Paul Rudd as Tim, whose journey up the corporate ladder involves attending a monthly dinner party in which executives invite eccentric strangers who are secretly mocked and unwittingly compete for the title of the night's biggest idiot. Tim's moral dilemma over taking part ends when he literally runs into Barry (Steve Carell), an IRS employee and amateur taxidermist with a passion for creating elaborate diorama using dead stuffed mice. In spite of the conceit—the film is a remake of the 1998 French film Le Diner de Cons—the comedy is bland and surprisingly dull. Moreover, we are supposed to wag our fingers at Tim's boss (Bruce Greenwood) and his rich minions for cruelly cackling at the evening's "entertainment," yet the movie's comic hook rests on the audience's shared mirth over these oddballs, thereby requiring us to partake in those same shark tank antics.
Official Site: www.DinnerForSchmucks.com
Director: Jay Roach
Writer: Ken Daurio, David Guion, Michael Handelman, Cinco Paul, Francis Veber and Jon Vitti
Producer: Laurie MacDonald and Walter F. Parkes
Cast: Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, Stephanie Szostak, Jemaine Clement, Zach Galifianakis, Lucy Punch, David Walliams, Ron Livingston, Chris O'Dowd and Andrea Savage

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