Dinner for Schmucks

July 30th, 2010

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Dinner for Schmucks

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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.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.9/10 (39,540 voted)

Critic's Score: 56/100

Director: Jay Roach

Stars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Stephanie Szostak

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.

Writers: David Guion, Michael Handelman

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

Taglines: Takes One To Know One.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 30 July 2010

Filming Locations: 102 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $23,527,839 (USA) (1 August 2010) (2911 Screens)

Gross: $72,980,108 (USA) (10 October 2010)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Shipped to theaters under the code name "Emphasis".

Continuity: When Mueller first appears, his eye color is blue like his wife's. However, when he reappears at the dinner party, his eye color changes to brown.

Barry: When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Unless you don't have any water or sugar. And then you just eat the lemons, and the rind will give you diarrhea.

User Review


Rating: 1/10

1st time i'm writing a review on IMDb, but i had to say how bad is this movie.

Im french and the original movie "Le diner de con" was one of the funniest movies have ever seen. I still can remember the 1st time i seen it in theater 12 years ago. Like all the people in the room i laugh my ass of. I cry by laughing so hard during all the movie (sorry for my English). And every time i saw it again on video, the magic still working

The only time i laugh in "Dinner for Schmucks" was in the very beginning when we see the mouses pictures. I thought it was well found , a good idea for the lobby of the "idiot". After that, nothing... Few smiles in the first part of the movie but thats all.

Im a big fan of Steve Carrel but in this movie his character is too idiot, its too much. The reason why the original movie was that funny its because its was realistic in a way. Her its just too much and for me it make it loose all the fun. And its like that for all the character and the situation.

Very hard to go to the end of this movie.. In fact during watching it i had to check on IMDb to see some reviews to see if i was the only one who didn't laugh at all. Im surprise to see that many people finding this one hilarious. May be the fact i see the original movie, knowning the mecanic of the script. But i try to see this one with a fresh eye.

Anyway it doesn't work, and this one is the worst movie iv seen this year. My English isn't good enough to express what i fell about this movie but for me its a waste, as i said its my first review her but i had to warm people. My only advice, watch the original.

Again, sorry for my English, i just hope you get the the point.

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