Dinner for Schmucks details
|Formats:||12 DVD, 15 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, Stephanie Szostak, Jemaine Clement, Zach Galifianakis, Lucy Punch, David Walliams, Ron Livingston, Chris O'Dowd, Andrea Savage|
|Directors:||Jay Roach, Ken Daurio, David Guion|
Dinner for Schmucks
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Jan 2011|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Steve Carell plays probably his dweebiest role to date in Dinner for Schmucks. A mouse taxidermy hobbyist, he unwittingly finds himself participating in a 'dinner for idiots'.
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Dinner for Idiots!By a customer from Beddington , 29 Aug 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]This movie is better than any impression one might get from the trailer!Whacky comedy with a moral to the story. Great performances by everyone but watch out for the impressive performance of our own Lucy Punch (Vexed) playing stalker Darla and a little less impressive David Walliams playing seriously tangoed millionaire,Mueller.
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steve fans this isnt his bestBy kittylu (22 reviews) from Nottingham , 07 Sep 2013steve carrell fans this isnt him at his best i expected this to be either highly funny or over cringy but i cound it neither kept waiting for either but they didnt come if you fancy it for a couple of hours of stupidity then this might be for you.
Dinner for weirdos!By woe39 (4 reviews) from London , 19 Aug 2013A must see for Steve Carrell fans. Loved the idiotacy of him! My 16 year old also thought it was good. Recommend
Good Hollywood remake of "Diner des Cons"By PaulStephenMilne (6 reviews) , 09 Jul 2013I loved the original French film this was based on 'Diner des Cons' and so approached this with some trepidation. I was happy with the result. It was changed in translation to Hollywood in an entirely predictable way, but managed to use the source material to come up with an original, charming if lightweight Steve Carrel vehicle. The original wasn't exactly heavyweight, but more slapstick and probably shorter and more tightly scripted - very French, whilst this is very American. All in all entertaining feel-good nonsens.
Morality tale about making fun of other peopleBy twosoddingcats (269 reviews) from Kingston-upon-Thames , 08 Jul 2013For those of you who are not Jewish, schmuck is the Yiddish word for idiot. This film is not an original idea but actually based on the French film Diner pour des cons. Essentially, Paul Rudd works for a financial company and his boss wants him to invite and idiot to dinner to his house to amuse a possible new Swiss client. Every employee is to bring an idiot and the best idiot wins a trophy and possibly a promotion. Rudd brings Steven Carroll, who dresses up dead mice and creates a town for them to live in. Rudds girlfriend, in the meantime, thinks the idiot meal is mean .can Rudd win her back and also become a nicer person to people like Carroll? This is essentially a morality tale about treating everyone with kindness, even those more dim witted than you. Nice cameo by Chris ODowd as a blind fencer.
A nice surpriseBy petesview (6 reviews) from Bedford, UK , 28 Jun 2013'WHAT is this?', I asked myself when seeing the mousetown intro, 'have I picked up a kiddie's DVD or something?'. But cut to an office scene and you wonder just exactly how the rodent bit is going to be incorporated. This film is a combination of fantasy, humour and a moral tale and is actually truly laugh-out-loud funny in spots and quite poignant with it. Very easy viewing, a great family movie and a definite recommendation if you want something a bit different. Pity they make more movies that work without sex, violence and swearing. Probably the nearest equivalent would be those old Jack Lemmon pieces. Watch it.......you'll enjoy.