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Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 July 2010 (USA)
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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.

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Jay Roach

Writers:

David Guion (screenplay), Michael Handelman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Barry
Paul Rudd ... Tim
Zach Galifianakis ... Therman
Jemaine Clement ... Kieran
Stephanie Szostak ... Julie
Lucy Punch ... Darla
Bruce Greenwood ... Lance Fender
David Walliams ... Müeller
Ron Livingston ... Caldwell
Larry Wilmore ... Williams
Kristen Schaal ... Susana
P.J. Byrne ... Davenport
Andrea Savage ... Robin
Nick Kroll ... Josh
Randall Park ... Henderson
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Storyline

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," which offers certain advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Takes One To Know One.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinner for Schmucks See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,527,839, 1 August 2010

Gross USA:

$73,026,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,855,739
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When this project was in early development, Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play the lead. See more »

Goofs

The point of the dinner is to see who can present the biggest 'idiot' to the other guests. So Tim brings Barry and Caldwell brings Therman.

However, Therman's mind control act only serves to progressively make Barry seem more of an idiot than Therman, which defeats the object of the competition (as Caldwell will never win if the result of Therman's idiocy is to make Barry appear more of an idiot than himself). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tim: [watching out the window] Poor Jacobson.
Josh: He took his stapler? How pitiful is that?
Tim: Still, you got to hand it to him... he wen! for it.
Josh: That was his big mistake. Always stay in the middle of the pack. It's the frontrunners who fall off the cliff.
Susana: At least Jacobson made it up on the seventh floor. It smells like cabbage on this floor.
Tim: That's the smell of dead dreams.
Susana: I go to the clubs at night and people are like, "Hey, who's wearing the coleslaw?" Do you know how hard it is to get ...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, A diorama is displayed of a stuffed mouse sitting in a burnt down house, with Barry heard laughing as he reveals that Fender's company has gone bust with Forbes Magazine naming him the "World's Biggest Loser." See more »

Alternate Versions

The Viacom Media Networks (VH1, Comedy Central, etc.) version makes two notable changes to the brunch scene: 1. Instead of "I'M WET" the napkin reads "I'M HOT." 2. Barry's echo of Müeller's "Join yourself to her, in the name of love" is absent, presumably because Barry could be interpreted as mocking Müeller's accent. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pair of Kings: Dinner for Squonks (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
(1979)
Written & Performed by Rupert Holmes
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Used as Barry's cell phone ringtone
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Don't believe the hype, it's not as bad as they say!!
2 December 2010 | by elroy_geronimoSee all my reviews

Just finished watching "Dinner for Schmucks". To me it's a typical rom-com, but there's this weird guy in it that steals the show. I really liked the "mice"-en-scenes, the ones at the dinner were lame, but the scenes Barry recreated from his marriage were beautiful in an odd way. I liked Steve Carell, as Barry, because surprisingly of all the over the top characters in this movie, he was the most believable and lovable and I'm not a fan. It took me a lot of time to like him in "The Office", but thanks to Comedy Central over here in Holland and after a lot of sleepless nights with absolutely nothing else to watch, he kind of grew on me. Zach Galifianakis character was great too, but the only things that had me laughing out loud was some of the slapstick. S o was it a good movie? Yes, enjoyable enough for a Sunday afternoon. I tried to watch the original "Le dinner du cons" before I saw this remake but I couldn't stand it, because of the slow pace. Now I have seen the remake and was pleasantly surprised, I just had to watch the original, because everyone keeps saying it's so much better. I used to love Louis de Funes and the Pink Panther movies when I was a boy (and yes I know Clouseau wasn't really French!), so I gave it another go. I was happy to see Jacques Villeret, the sidekick of Louis de Funes in a couple of movies, but I guess that's also the problem. He needs someone else to shine and he didn't really on his own. The dialogs were more tongue in cheek than laugh out loud funny and I really feel sorry for people who think this is the funniest movie ever… I was also very disappointed that the actual dinner wasn't in the movie, because I expected the French to outshine the remake in it. So if you like Steve Carell you'll love this movie and as a remake I think it did improve on the original even though they gave it a typical Hollywood ending. If you really want to see a train wreck of a remake, I still think Louis de Funes' "Oscar" by Sly Stallone is the worst remake ever!


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