• Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

Dinner for Schmucks

Release Date: July 30th, 2010

DVD Release Date: January 4th, 2011

PG-13 |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston, Jemaine Clement, Jeff Dunham, Stephanie Szostak, Lucy Davenport

Director: Jay Roach

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Everyman Pictures, Parkes/MacDonald

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, 2010s, Playful, Friendship, Office, Friend, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Though Carell and Rudd are both saddled with characters that just aren't as interesting as many they've played in the past, the movie benefits from having drawn many gifted comedians to supporting roles. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The problem isn't just that the gags feel airless and pointless; it's that the performers - many of whom have done wonderful work in other settings - seem more bent on pleasing each other than on entertaining us. show more

  • 30
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    Pathetically unfunny most of the time. show more

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