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    Dinner With Schmucks

    Went last night and thought this was a very good movie. Funny with a little bit of a Forrest Gump element to it. The big question is...who are the schmucks at the dinner?



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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    Went last night and thought this was a very good movie. Funny with a little bit of a Forrest Gump element to it. The big question is...who are the schmucks at the dinner?
    I thought this was going to be a thread about visiting your in-laws.



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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    The trailer makes me want to avoid it at all costs. The scene where Steve Carrell is saying something about "baby diareaha" just makes me cringe.


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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    I can't see any way in which this movie will be good. It looks like a top-10 worst film to me. I'm not a potty/booby/lewd-humor type of guy, plus the premise of this film sounds insanely dumb.



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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    Quote Originally Posted by asmosis View Post
    I can't see any way in which this movie will be good. It looks like a top-10 worst film to me. I'm not a potty/booby/lewd-humor type of guy, plus the premise of this film sounds insanely dumb.
    I'm all for crude humor if there's some level of creativity cleverness, or thought behind it. Dinner With Schmucks appears to be on par with such comedic classics as White Chicks and Without a Paddle. It's just completely, utter, lowest-common-denominator schlock.


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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I'm all for crude humor if there's some level of creativity cleverness, or thought behind it. Dinner With Schmucks appears to be on par with such comedic classics as White Chicks and Without a Paddle. It's just completely, utter, lowest-common-denominator schlock.
    I don't know, Steve Carrell has earned some benefit of the doubt with me. Actually, Paul Rudd has too, to a lesser extent.



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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    Saw it last night and it was alright, nothing great. Figured one this out after seeing Paul Rudd in "I Love You Man" and Dinner For Schmucks", he is a not a good straight man. He is best at comic relief. Save your money and wait for it on Red Box.



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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    Average. Some laugh-out-loud moments. Lots of dead mouse humor! The dinner portion is actually a small part of the movie (in terms of time). Several scenes dragged on far too long. I did enjoy seeing Jemaine and Mel from Flight of the Conchords.

    I'd wait for the DVD.


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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    Also saw it last night and was disappointed. A few funny moment, but mostly a try at 'uncomfortable humor' that was more painful than funny.


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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    It's an adaptation of a French film called "The Dinner Game", which I have heard good things about.

    I haven't heard much positive about the American version. though, which is sad.


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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    Interesting. I don't care what any on you say...I enjoyed it and thought it was a pretty entertaining movie...much deeper than I anticipated...if you are looking.

    At any rate, no one has answered my question...who are the schmucks at dinner? Please no answers from those that have only seen the trailers...thank you.



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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    I was going to see it opening day but decided not to. Outside the 40 year old virgin I haven't been to impressed with his over films except Bruce Almighty and Anchorman but he was a minor character in both of those.


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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    I thought it was good. The theater was packed and everyone was laughing which always helps. I thought Carrell was great. Galafanakis (sp?) was okay but it isn't the right role for him. He did a decent job with it but it didn't fit. The story is funny and Paul Rudd does good enough. Things go a little too well too easily, but I knew it was a comedy first, drama second. The leading lady is gorgeous. It's definitely not lowest common denominator humor.

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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    Sorry this was bugging me. It's Dinner FOR Schmucks.



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    Re: Dinner With Schmucks

    Saw it tonight. It was definitely an enjoyable movie.



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