Dinner With Schmucks

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  1. cyclonenum1

    cyclonenum1 Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. GrindingAway

    GrindingAway Well-Known Member

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    I thought this was going to be a thread about visiting your in-laws.
     
  3. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. asmosis

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    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.
     
  5. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. MNCyGuy

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    I don't know, Steve Carrell has earned some benefit of the doubt with me. Actually, Paul Rudd has too, to a lesser extent.
     
  7. MisterTwister

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    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.
     
  8. jimmy22

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    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.
     
  9. bugs4cy

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    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.
     
  10. jumbopackage

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    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.
     
  11. cyclonenum1

    cyclonenum1 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. jahfg

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    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.

    I feel like CF legend, Wesley typed that for me
     
  14. isucy1234

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

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    Saw it tonight. It was definitely an enjoyable movie.
     
  16. MNCyGuy

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    Broke down and saw it yesterday. We needed to get the hell out of our apartment for a couple hours after a weekend of cleaning/packing/last-minute wedding stuff and we had already seen Inception. It was alright, funny, but a little predictable. Al, if the "baby diarrhea" line is what's keeping you from going, there's not really any gross-out humor.
     
  17. CyGal

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    I enjoyed it. Not the best movie in the world, but I'd see it again when it comes out on video.
     
  18. cyclonenum1

    cyclonenum1 Well-Known Member

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    Schmucks #2 at the box office.
     
  19. JonDMiller

    JonDMiller Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what it was, and my wife and I walked out midway through it.
     
  20. WalkingCY

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    Ha. I kiddd... Haven't seen it yet.
     

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