Dinner for Schmucks Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 10871

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 137

Theatrical Release Date: 07/30/2010

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/04/2011

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Jay Roach

Actors: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Stephanie Szostak, Jemaine Clement, Lucy Punch, Zach Galifianakis

Plot: B.Y.O.Schmuck. A rising business executive is offered a coveted office suite... if he brings the biggest schmuck to the monthly dinner party held by his boss. To rise to the top, he must first sink down to the bottom of the barrel of characters.

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Rating of
1.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/08/2014

The story is about a rising business executive is offered a coveted office suite... if he brings the biggest schmuck to the monthly dinner party held by his boss. To rise to the top, he must first sink down to the bottom of the barrel of characters. This movie is like a unfunny ass-hole at a party know ruins ever joke that one funny person is telling, and that's this movie. The jokes in this picture felt a bit off and lazy if I must say and the cast are all wasted like Steve Carell which I know his better then this, pulls off a terrible role in this movie.

Rating of
2/4

FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 11/30/2012

This movie is worth the watch if you are fans of Rudd and Carrel (Like Me). It was funny at parts; but the situations were almost too painful to watch.

Rating of
2.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/16/2012

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.

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Rating of
2.5/4

It's not as bad as they say!

MovieAddict - wrote on 02/26/2012

The plot revolves around Tim (Paul Rudd) an exec desperately looking for advancement at his business in order to impress his girlfriend (Stephanie Szostak) who he continually asks to marry him, and even carries around a ring for. When given the chance of a promotion, Tim jumps at the chance to impress his bosses. He learns that this includes attending a dinner in which employees pride themselves in bringing the biggest idiot they can find, for the amusement of upper management. The person whose guest is the "worst" will snare a trophy AND be a top dog at work. When Tim tells Julie of the dinner, she is appalled and asks that Tim not do such a despicable thing but he can't resist the opportunity when the very next day he bumps into a prime candidate; IRS employee Barry Speck (Steve …

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Movie Star

Rating of
3/4

You May Say I'm A Dreamer , But I'm Not

Somap4 - wrote on 07/31/2010

Dinner for Schmucks is a 2010 comedy film, and a remake of the French play Le Dîner de Cons. The film is directed by Jay Roach (The Austin Power films and Meet The Parents) and stars Steve Carell (The Office and Despicable Me)and Paul Rudd (Friends and I Love You, Man), who have previously teamed up in two other films.

Tim (Rudd) is a rising executive who "succeeds" in finding the perfect guest, IRS employee Barry (Carell), for his boss's monthly event: a so-called "dinner for idiots". The gathering offers certain advantages to the executive who shows up with the biggest buffoon.

Paul Rudd does a good job at portraying Tim Conrad and Steve Carell does even better as Barry, who likes to makes art out of dead mice.

If you get past some of the crude humor and useless foul …

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