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      Dinner for Schmucks

      PG-13 Released Jul 30, 2010 1h 54m Comedy TRAILER for Dinner for Schmucks: Trailer 1 List Dinner for Schmucks: Trailer 1 Dinner for Schmucks: Trailer 1 2:24 Dinner For Schmucks: DVD Trailer 1 Dinner For Schmucks: DVD Trailer 1 2:28 View more videos
      42% Tomatometer 191 Reviews 42% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings 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, he 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 romantic relationship. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      It doesn't honor its source material -- or its immensely likable leads -- as well as it should, but Dinner for Schmucks offers fitfully nourishing comedy.

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      Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald It cost around $70 million, according to the Los Angeles Times, which is about $5 million per laugh if I'm generous. Rated: 2/5 Sep 30, 2010 Full Review David Stratton At the Movies (Australia) When scene after scene falls flat, and the film seems a lot longer than it actually is, you know that this is a comedy that just isn't working. Rated: 1/5 Sep 29, 2010 Full Review Jim Schembri The Age (Australia) Steve Carell and Paul Rudd fizzle in this dire, painfully overlong comedy bomb. Rated: 1/5 Sep 28, 2010 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Though filled with notable stars and plenty of hilarious bit roles, the movie as a whole drags and annoys, and ultimately proves a little two-faced. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 9, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) It's worth staying until the end. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 18, 2022 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins The majority of comedy comes from Carell, who singlehandedly serves up a combination of slapstick, contorted facial expressions, immaturity, and introverted conversations. Rated: 6/10 Nov 29, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Richard C This might be the most underrated movie ever! It's hilarious! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Audience Member I thought it was cute Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Matt L Absolute rubbish. Cannot believe Rudd and Carell finished the production. Best role was the flight of the conchordes bloke who was funny for 5 minutes. Watch Titanic-funnier. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/05/23 Full Review Michael B A grotesquely underrated masterpiece. I defy you not to fall out of your chair laughing. Great cast. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/20/23 Full Review Mary Ann F Wow. I'm shocked. Aghast. Perplexed. And stunned at these low ratings by critics and users alike. Honestly, it's like the American funnybone is eroding more and more year after year. Yes the setup was a bit uncomfortable, which made the ending that much more touching. This is one of my all-time favorite comedies, and I deliberately went looking for it today to see where it's streaming. And then I see all these nasty RT reviews. Seriously? I mean, the use of music alone was wonderful. The main theme song, Dear Laughing Doubters, is so beautifully constructed as a pop song that the filmmakers were able to orchestrate so many of the song's beautiful musical themes. Sorry, but you all got it wrong. Maybe you weren't paying attention. I really do laugh out loud at this film. Kudos to all involved in its creation! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/08/23 Full Review Audience Member A semi-fumbled comedy that is deliberately written and directed to be often "cringeworthy" I suppose. Carrell's portrayal of the main schmuck in question is great and all however he is let down by the slightly unfocused script. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - Meeting Barry Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - Meeting Barry 2:14 Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - I Need to Be Spanked Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - I Need to Be Spanked 2:13 Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - An Awkward Proposal Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - An Awkward Proposal 2:13 Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - The Lion and the Penguin Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - The Lion and the Penguin 2:13 Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - From Beyond the Plate Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - From Beyond the Plate 1:52 Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - Mind Control vs. Brain Control Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - Mind Control vs. Brain Control 2:14 Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - Therman's Laugh Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - Therman's Laugh 2:13 Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - A Naughty Little Penguin Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - A Naughty Little Penguin 2:01 Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - Idiots Attack Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - Idiots Attack 2:13 Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - In Her Naughty Purse Dinner for Schmucks: Official Clip - In Her Naughty Purse 2:14 View more videos
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      Synopsis 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, he 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 romantic relationship.
      Director
      Jay Roach
      Producer
      Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Jay Roach
      Screenwriter
      David Guion, Michael Handelman
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Parkes/MacDonald, Everyman Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Crude and Sexual Content|Some Partial Nudity)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 30, 2010, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 6, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $73.0M
      Runtime
      1h 54m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
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