Dinner for Schmucks

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"Takes one to know one."
  • PG-13
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 5.9  (110,534)
  • 56

Dinner for Schmucks is a 2010 comedy that follows the story of Tim Conrad, played by Paul Rudd, a junior executive at a financial firm who is hoping to climb the corporate ladder. When Tim is invited to attend a dinner party hosted by his boss, he sees it as the perfect opportunity to impress him and possibly get a promotion. But there's a catch. The dinner is actually a competition between Tim's boss and his colleagues, where each person has to bring an eccentric guest and the one with the most laughably idiotic person wins. The guests, known as 'schmucks', are unaware of this, and are invited under the guise of attending a fancy dinner party.

Desperate to win, Tim stumbles upon a peculiar scene painter named Barry, played by Steve Carell, who creates elaborate dioramas using stuffed mice. Tim believes Barry is his ticket to success and invites him to the dinner. But as the night wears on, Tim begins to regret his decision as he realizes that Barry is an unpredictable and socially inept disaster who wreaks havoc on everything he touches.

As the story unfolds, Tim's life becomes entangled with Barry's in ways he could never have imagined. He discovers that Barry has a difficult past and is simply looking for a friend. Despite being completely inept, Barry's heart is in the right place and he means well.

The movie is a hilarious celebration of misfits and oddballs who often get overlooked in our society. It pokes fun at the elite and the corporate world, revealing the emptiness and lack of real substance of those at the top.

But at its core, Dinner for Schmucks is a story about friendship, acceptance, and the power of human connection. It reminds us that we all have a little bit of a 'schmuck' inside us, and that our flaws and quirks are what make us unique.

The film boasts an all-star cast that includes Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, and Kristen Schaal, who turn in seriously funny performances. But it is Steve Carell who really steals the show, delivering a masterful portrayal of a character who is both clueless and endearing.

The movie is filled with witty one-liners and slapstick humor, but what really sets it apart is the heart and soul that lies beneath the comedy. It's a feel-good film that will leave you laughing and feeling uplifted.

Overall, Dinner for Schmucks is a fun and heartwarming comedy that delivers laughs and a message about the importance of embracing our quirks and idiosyncrasies. It's a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good laugh and a touching story.

Dinner for Schmucks is a 2010 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 56.

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    5.9  (110,534)
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