Monday, August 16, 2010

Movie Review: Dinner for Schmucks

Everything that can go wrong for the "hero" of this movie... does. Films don't get much more predictable than this is. Dinner for Schmucks is an adaptation of a widely popular French film and one can almost tell why it doesn't translate all that well for American audiences. Steve Carell and Paul Rudd give it their best shot and play a truly excellent pair of buds, but they cannot quite save the script of annoying situation after annoying situation. Stephanie Szostak shines in Dinner as Paul Rudd's character Tim's girlfriend, Julie. If you love Rudd and Carell and fancy some interesting cameos from Zach Galifianakis and ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham, then you should give this flick a shot. If not, don't bother.
Best on-screen moment: When Tim (Rudd) attempts to walk up the stairs after hurting his back.


  1. Oh Man! Someone told me this one was really good... :(

  2. We had heard the same :) See it for yourself, though, humor is often subjective!