Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

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Dinner for Schmucks tells the tale of Tim, a rising business executive type, who, in order to win favor with his boss, brings a loser friend of his to dinner so that he may be made fun of. Four commas in that sentence. Bam! Schmucked it up!

The film stars Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, who have teamed together before on such films and Anchorman and The 40 Year old Virgin. The film is directed by Jay Roach, whose previous work includes Austin Powers and Meet the Parents. So the man knows insanely successful, if somewhat undeserved, comedic success.

{Dinner for Schmucks} Trailer

Who’s It For?

PG-13

Movie Release Date

July 23, 2010

Who’s In It?

Steve Carell … Barry
Paul Rudd … Tim Wagner
Stephanie Szostak … Julie
Jemaine Clement … Kieran Vollard
Zach Galifianakis … Therman
Lucy Punch … Darla
Bruce Greenwood … Fender
David Walliams … Müeller
Ron Livingston … Caldwell

Related Movies

Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Date Night,

What’s Good About It?

Paul Rudd has been consistently making good movies for years. He could fart for an hour and half and I’d watch it.

What’s Bad About It?

I said Paul Rudd could! Not Steve Carell. Whose next film, if he reads this and he probably will, is going to be an hour and a half of fart jokes. Because while he was once very high on my list of comics, his run as Michael Scott on the Office has become less and less funny, and his movie career, with notable exceptions like The 40 Year Old Virgin, have sucked. Sucked bad.

Our Clever Prediction

I’m going with Paul Rudd on this one. I need a decent comedy, and Grown-ups, Get him to the Greek, and whatever else has come out this summer hasn’t done their job. I doubt it’ll be great, but it may end up a solid enough effort. Giving it a chance.

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