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Plot: 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.
Runtime: 114 mins Release Date: 03 Sep 2010
I went to see this movie last night with my boyfriend as I liked the sound of the plot and it was a comedy. We were not disappointed! Hilarious movie from start to finish, I've never heard an audience laugh like this in my life! When I say laughing I do not mean short, quiet laughs - these were loud, bounding ones, even from the older people in the cinema, because the movie truly was that funny.If you love a good laugh you should most certainly love this movie. Before the movie I looked at these reviews and was concerned as a few people said it was so bad they had to walk out. However, <more>
when we came out of the cinema, my boyfriend and I were saying that we couldn't understand how people found it that bad, I'm assuming they were just in a bad mood/too tired to appreciate it or something. If you like the look of the trailer, don't let any bad reviews put you off.I actually made an IMDb account just to write this review, I felt the movie deserved more credit that its received in some of the reviews so far!
Dinner for Schmucks is one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time. I love comedies, but very few make me laugh out loud - but this movie had me bursting out every couple of minutes. I was not alone in that, the theater I saw it in was packed and everyone was in hysterics. Some reviews on here actually complain that it is "low brow" or "stupid" - seriously? Where you expecting a deep and insightful movie? Had you seen the previews? Is it realistic? Of course not not many movies are - it is called suspension of disbelief . The point of a comedy is to make you <more>
laugh. Going in with expectations of anything high brow is absurd. If you like The Office or 40 Year Old Virgin, then you will love this movie - it is in a similar vein, but much cleaner than 40 Year Old Virgin. In fact, it is surprisingly funny for a PG-13 film. Can't understand any of the bad reviews - if you like Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Jay Roach movies - then this is for you - one of the funniest projects any of them has been involved in.
Coming into this movie, I honestly wasn't expecting much, which is why I was surprised that it was actually a great movie. It was full of genuine humor, and it even contained some of the most heart-wrenching scenes that I've seen in years. Most of all the movie had a message, which generally isn't something you see in many modern day light comedies, such as the hangover and all. Also, speaking of movies such as the hangover, the jokes were generally a lot more involved and some even required some thinking to get such as when Therman, the mind controller states how "the brain, <more>
like all other muscles, have pressure points which can be pushed," which becomes pretty hilarious after you realize the brain isn't a muscle. Overall I was very impressed by this movie's outstanding quality, and would highly recommend it to anybody wanting to see a movie.
I was the crazy loud laugher in the back! (by mkusafr)
I read the reviews on this and I couldn't believe how many people really didn't like it. But, to each their own.1. Watch "Diner des Cons" first. It is very different humor French , slower French , and a lot like the remake but yet the remake took off from it - so you won't get the same thing. The "con" idiot is was? an amazing French actor and his character... excruciating to watch. In fact almost the whole movie is. But it is really art and if you study theater... uses the "Unite' des temps" which I don't know in English - takes place <more>
in 24 hours and in "one" location and finely crafted! And you should watch this first because to watch this after: a. you won't see the nods to the original and b. it will probably be hard to watch this version after like reading a book after .2. You truly and absolutely don't need to watch the first to "get it". Our 12 year old and 16 year old kids loved the movie though a very few jokes were maybe a little too sexual for the 12 year... the world today . Anyway, they laughed tons. They understood the greater meaning. We quoted the movie and laughed on the way home!3. Francis Veber is one of my favorite French directors. Maybe I'm biased then to like this remake? But also, it made me very critical and standards were quite high... I was leery of what Hollywood might do to it... and ended up pleased. I laughed a lot.4. I love Steve Carrell, Zach G, Germaine, et al. Really felt they fit and played their roles very well. I really do think it was Steve to his finest! To say this is just to make fun at the people at dinner mean spirited , don't realize the greater theme - which I think is there. That theme is present more if you see the original first. I can be one that doesn't laugh easily but they had me and many times I didn't see the joke coming - which makes a laugh out loud situation. The character "con" might be hard to watch - but not as nearly as the French version where I almost wanted to rip out my hair - but isn't that sort of good - play with the boundary of uncomfortable...?5. It IS an "Americanized" version and "expansion" of the French... so it will different. It is funny to the American sense of humor like I laughed chuckled to the French sense of humor in the original. I'm span both sides . There is a blend, I think, but it couldn't be successful here if not "americanized" in humor and culture, yet keeps the nods and such to the French. I find the blend successful. Remakes are hard - but I think this one was a success in spirit and in form.6. It's not just me who loved it. The theater - one of the "loudest" comedies I've seen. I heard belly laughs, chuckles, etc.See for yourself...... I don't know if you'll like it be we sure did.
ATTENDANCE at this Dinner is MANDATORY for Comedy Lovers (by jimchudnow-1)
"DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS" MPAA Rating: PG-13 MY rating: 9 stars of a possible 10, based on an advance screening .In 1998, Francis Veber wrote & directed a French farce called "The Dinner Game Le diner de cons ". This film is called an "adaptation" of that idea, & I found it exceptionally funny and well-done: ... Tim played by PAUL RUDD is an eager-beaver at a "rodent-infested" Financial advisory firm filled with RATS who tend to back-stab anyone that might affect their future income. His boss at the Fender company BRUCE GREENWOOD enjoys <more>
playing with peoples' lives and putting-down the many "lesser" creatures he finds scurrying around his rich-mens' world. To try to win a highly-coveted promotion which he feels will entice his love Julie STEPHANIE SZOSTACK to finally accept his marriage proposal, Paul tells Bruce his idea to try to win-over a rich new Swiss client named Müeller DAVID WALLIAMS Before he agrees that's a good idea, Bruce wants Paul to further "PROVE" himself worthy of an upper-level job by attending a dinner in which he brings a guest that will impress the others as being the biggest IDIOT schmuck at the gathering. In other words, he & his cohorts want people they can make FUN of in their superior way, & the guy who brings the biggest "loser" to the dinner will be the biggest "WINNER" of the evening & thus likely to "move on up" at the company Paul chances to "run across" a very ECCENTRIC IRS employee named Barry STEVE CARELL whose hobby is creating fanciful human-like diorama / vignettes utilizing taxidermied MICE posed in charming but strange ways His girlfriend Julie wants to "curate" shows for outlandish artist Kieran Vollard JEMAINE CLEMENT , & she is very much TURNED-OFF by the idea that Paul would stoop so low as to trick someone namely, Steve to attend the planned dinner at Bruce's Paul finds that, while Steve is sort of "RIGHT" for being his guest at Bruce's party, he's not just off-center but decidedly WACKY in the ways he often goes about things in life. Steve with no malice intended chances to facilitate Paul's being STALKED by a violent ex-lover named Darla LUCY PUNCH , which causes additional upsets in Paul's relationship with Stephanie especially when Steve chances to get Paul involved with artist Jemaine Various other nutty characters enter the picture, such as Steve's IRS boss, "Mind-control" guru Therman ZACH GALIFIANAKIS , additional kinky guests brought to Bruce's dinner by other company employees, etc . There's an inspired NUTTINESS to it all, both during the main film & in a number of "postscript" comments "updating" you on things as the CREDITS roll. Unlike so many other American comedies nowadays, this one is NOT rife with constant sexual activity or gross-out comments. I found it to be a wonderfully well-played whimsical "commentary" on the "unusual" characters we at times meet upon life's journey Rather than being filled with "clever" lines, it's more of a "slice-of-life" character-&-situation-driven hilarity, with exceptional performances by Steve who has a "sweetness" to his goofiness & Paul who does another masterful job playing an understated "straight-man" as he did in "I Love You, Man" , with fine and funny work by those in the supporting cast A number of people might find the whole story "silly". But, I found it an often-brilliant piece of ensemble comic work, and I both enjoyed & respected the success in which they "pulled-off" the achievement
The best comedy since Austin Powers. (by antithesisguy)
Unlike other reviewers, i'm not going to slate it, comparing it to an obscure french film nobody watched. Instead I'm going to review it for what it was, a mainstream Hollywood film, the funniest one I've seen since Austin Powers.It was sidesplitting, literally I was keeled over and fell off my chair in the cinema because it was so funny. The charisma of David Walliams and Jemaine Clement were amazing, portraying stereotypes in wholly redefining ways that were invigorating, the way Walliams never took it seriously, but reveled in quips and over zealous accents.Carroll's range <more>
of emotional torture throughout is immense and beautiful, whilst Rudd enters the role wholly with deep satisfaction for the viewer and Szostak is a great new talent.After this I went to see Grown Ups with Adam Sandler. Now that film was terrible! In comparison this had so much plot complexity we find out why Carroll does the things he does in such delicate layering that it is quite breathtaking .Masterpiece of comedy. Don't let the zealots watching french cinema lie to you.
Wow, lots of mixed reviews on this thing so far. Well, I'm going to throw in my two cents worth because I saw the French version Le Diner des Cons a few years ago and therefore had a reference point in mind when I saw Dinner for Schmucks. If you think the businessmen in Dinner are mean, please see the French version--I would not have given it as high a vote precisely because the meanness in that one reaches depths I don't appreciate at all. Also, the French movie is not even close to being as funny as Dinner is. I've never liked slapstick or very physical humor much and, even <more>
though there's a little of it in Dinner, I enjoyed the movie very much. I don't know about these reviewers who say there's a chuckle here or there--my family lives in a very conservative community that, for the most part, has little sense of humor--everyone in the theater when we saw the movie absolutely ROARED with laughter too many times to keep count. Some people nearly lost their breath. Lots of coughing.Hmm. I guess everyone has to judge for him- or herself. But I do think the Dinner bashers went into it expecting a completely different movie and maybe they shouldn't have gone at all.
Well I saw a lot of negative reviews on this movie and I am still wondering why they were that angry describing it. It's one of those "lite comedy" that has nothing to do with showing you a lot of idiots and make you laugh like never did before, this movie is a lite comedy not like Hangover or so.I believe that a movie without a good message about good, love and respect or any of those amazing and life rules is a worthless movie and it does not deserve to spend my time or money. This movie after all is a message to us, to inside the good inside each one of us, to respect those <more>
good people who look like idiots, we have to take about them and stop making fun and jokes out of them, because God gave them limited skills and minds doesn't mean to make fun out of them, we have to respect them and know how they are extremely good people.I rated this movie 8 out of 10 not because it is bad, but because I believe that they should have done better filming and more scenes that can make more fun.
I went into this movie with high expectations, and I was not disappointed.Paul Rudd is okay. He's cute, he has funny facial expressions, a nice voice. He was funny, yeah. But the real star of this movie is only Steve Carell. Oh my goodness, I cannot believe someone can be so hilarious. He had his character, Barry, completely mastered. Brilliant! Barry is this adorable, little geeky guy that is completely socially inept, and Carell acted out every single one. I forgot about every other role that I saw him play. I really lost the actor in this character, which is sometimes difficult to find <more>
in a comedy these days when most characters are generic.I laughed non-stop for most of the movie. When I wasn't laughing, it was because it was a serious moment. First of all, the jokes were great. They were new and made me laugh embarrassingly loud in the theater. I had a great time watching this movie. The emotional side of the film, however, was a bit much. It was okay for Barry's situation, like it was understandable and at a good amount, but for Paul Rudd's character, it was too much for me. I didn't like his situation; it was just too familiar, I've seen it before in other movies. That was the only disappointment in the movie. Maybe it's just me though, but I very rarely like the conflicts in comedies. They all seem the same and they seem like they only erupt from oversensitive, supporting characters that I don't want to hear from. It is probably just me, because of the mindset I have when I approach the movie. I go in expecting just a bunch of laughs, so when something serious happens I don't want it. That's my own problem.So, yep. I loved this movie. I thought it was extremely funny, I liked the story. I loved Barry and most other characters. I laughed a LOT and I left the theater smiling. On the drive home, scenes from the movie popped up in my head and I laughed about them all over again. I will definitely buy this movie, no doubt. It's a really good time.