Dinner for Schmucks

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Released 2010

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Director:
Jay Roach
Released:
2010
Rating:
PG-13
Tim (Paul Rudd) a rising executive, works for a boss who hosts a monthly event in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Though he declines the invitation at first, Tim changes his mind when he meets Barry (Steve Carell), a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. The scheme backfires when Barry's blundering good intentions send Tim's life into a downward spiral, threatening a major business deal and possibly scuttling Tim's engagement to his fiancee.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    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 muc...

  • 80

    Variety

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

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Against all reason and expectation, the result is a distinctly unfunny film.

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    quirky characters, quirky love story, social commentary, disturbing but funny, celebrity cameos