I Just Watched...Dinner for Shmucks

Keeping with our theme of movies centered around good hearted idiots, I just finished watching Dinner for Shmucks staring Steve Carrel, Paul Rudd, Zack Galiflanakis and Jermaine Clament. It was a wild ride with a full barrel of twists and turns along the way with each of these extraordinary people bringing a different zany to this funny comedy. But the more important question was if it hit the mark or was just a mess of too much strange to be understood. Find out after the break!


Okay this is one of those movies where the trailer should not of contained so many spoilers of the premise and littered with so many good gags. One of the over looked parts of the movie making process is the cutting and the editing of the trailers distrusted to the internet and played before features in the movie theater. I really feel if I had not of known the main plot of a dinner for idiots held to see who can bring the most interesting guess this film could possibly of had a similar underground humor as the Hangover.

This is no Hangover but it’s a good third place. The actual dinner is absolutely amazing and the road there can be equally enjoyable as Steve Carrel’s character Barry ruins the life of Paul Rudd just by being himself. There are gags that work and some that don’t so this is an average movie.

Theater: No
Download: Yes
Stream: Yes
Buy: No
Pass: No
Score: 6/10

9 comments:

Robert Fünf said...

I agree. I saw this for free in theaters, and while it was a decent time killer, I'm glad I didn't spend money on it.

SpaceCadet said...

i always thought carell could never out do his performances in anchorman and the office.

Thatoneguy said...

I usually find Steve Carell funny. So I imagine this would be a decent watch.

Joe said...

Eh it was ok I didn't think it was too great. Loved Zach as always in every movie he's in though.

Dirty Flow said...

I thought it was amazing, very funny movie

whatshouldibuytoday said...

I didn't like that movie at all...

G said...

funny film - I loved it

Les said...

Steve is always funny. I should check this out

umadmoviereviews said...

Saw it in theaters because there wasn't anything else to see. Chuckled at parts, but overall, not great. Good review though.

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