Dinner for Schmucks
Inconsistent, but Steve Carell is Likable
As much as I wanted to like this movie, the laughs are too inconsistent for it to succeed as the absurdist comedy it wants to be. The main bright spot is Steve Carell's optimistic portrayal of Barry, a good-hearted idiot who only wants to help his new friends out. Some of the other supporting appearances are fun, particularly Zach Galifianakis's weird creation, but the film doesn't quite string together enough jokes and heart to feel cohesive.