Dinner for Schmucks, starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, opens in theaters nationwide Friday, July 30, 2010.
Dinner for Schmucks synopsis:
Tim, is an up-and-coming executive who has just received his first invitation to the “dinner for idiots,” a monthly event hosted by his boss that promises bragging rights to the exec that shows up with the biggest buffoon. Tim’s fiancee, Julie, finds it distasteful and Tim agrees to skip the dinner, until he bumps into Barry–an IRS employee who devotes his spare time to building elaborate taxidermy mouse dioramas–and quickly realizes he’s struck idiot gold. Tim can’t resist, and invites Barry, whose blundering good intentions soon sends Tim’s life into a frenzied downward spiral and a series of misadventures, threatening a major business deal, bringing crazy stalker ex-girlfriend, Darla, back into Tim’s life and driving Julie into the arms of another man.
Dinner for Schmucks stars, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Jemaine Clement, Jeff Dunham, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston, Lucy Punch, Zach Galifianakis and Stephanie Szostak, and is directed by Jay Roach.
The critic reviews of Dinner for Schmucks were mixed.
“The same overall effect… could be achieved by intercutting Three Stooges shorts with YouTube videos of adorable kittens rolling around with baby bunnies…” -MaryAnn Johanson, Film.com
“Steve Carell finds a character more clueless than Michael Scott in broad laffer redeemed by occasional quirks.” -John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
“A bland, summer-sloppy comedy that never risks actually swimming with schmucks and letting characters bruise themselves on outcroppings of mean fun.” -Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
“Like a four-star desert at the end of a hit-or-miss four-course meal, the finale is worth the wait.” -Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
Check out the Dinner for Schmucks trailer below.
Dinner for Schmucks is rated PG-13 for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language.