Dinner For Schmucks(2010) review

Synopsis: Tim (Paul Rudd) is a rising executive who "succeeds" in finding the perfect guest, IRS employee Barry (Steve 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.

Usually, Steve Carell doesn't impress me in some of his theatrical feats(40 Year Old Virgin, Anchorman, Evan Almighty), but Dinner For Schmucks was a huge exception. In the past films, I thought that at times Carell overacted, tried a little hard to be funny. In Schmucks, this was not that case. There was not a moment throughout the entire film I didn't find funny.Even just a little. I did. I even pissed myself. I did.

The plot itself was unique, although towards the end it began to get a little cliché, but still retained it's principal humour.

Carell and Rudd made a great team, the chemistry was there, but it just felt quite flat during some of the dialogue scenes. The humour was there, but the charisma wasn't.

Schmucks was a great watch, but still lacked some of the humour that both Rudd and Carell have showcased at their strongest.


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