Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Critic Consensus: It doesn't honor its source material -- or its immensely likable leads -- as well as it should, but Dinner for Schmucks offers fitfully nourishing comedy.
|Rating:||PG-13 (for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language)|
|Directed By:||Jay Roach|
|Written By:||Michael Handelman, David Guion, Andy Borowitz, Ken Daurio, Jon Vitti|
|In Theaters:||Jul 30, 2010 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jan 4, 2011|
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Critic Reviews for Dinner for Schmucks
You know you're in trouble when the best thing in your movie is a bunch of dead rodents.
Dinner For Schmucks seems promising at first but too many plot points feel forced and the humor is too dumb to enjoy.
The actors have been placed in a story that is not inherently funny, and they do what they can to muscle it, through their not inconsiderable talents, into working. It doesn't, and you can see the sweat.
Don't believe the misleading trailers. There's more to laugh at than they would have you believe.
Audience Reviews for Dinner for Schmucks
"Dinner For Schmucks" gives the feeling of an average over-the-top comedy, but it's the exact opposite when following through on this film. Steve Carell plays a very odd character who is always there to make a sad moment funny. While Paul Rudd is being invaded with problem after problem, the movie unravels it's soft heart, before jumping back into it's hilarious comedic style. The jokes fly minute by minute and the characters grow in every scene; However, the film takes too much time to get to the point, and I actually almost forgot about the dinner altogether by the end. Dinner for Schmucks has laughter, heart, and packs a pretty big punch in the acting category, but falls flat on originality. "Dinner for Schmucks" is a pretty funny comedy, but that's it!
Huge misfire!!! bad result in my eyes as this film really is terribly disappointing. There is hardly any funny stuff anywhere! unless you count Carell screaming like an infant at times to be funny?. Apart from a few nice lines here and there and one dinner scene with Carell, Rudd and 'Little Britain's' David Williams which is quite amusing but not hilarious that's it really. The plot is pretty thin, the characters are just dull, you just don't really care about any of them, the ending is dumb and childish and Carell's character is actually rather annoying.
Another poor film from Carell who really should stick to TV, I wanted to like this I really did, had high hopes for the 'Dumb n Dumber' type script but alas it falls well short and like the recent 'Grown Ups' is a total wasted opportunity.
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