Oh. My. God. This movie was the most hilarious movie I’ve seen in a really…really long time. To be fair, I haven’t seen “The Hangover,” but my boyfriend says this movie was just as funny as that – just different kind of funny. What’s good about this movie is that it’s a good juxtaposition of Steve Carell’s character and his situation – everything is just so funny, but at the same time you feel bad for him and really empathize with his character – well, with a lot of the characters for that matter.
“Dinner for Schmucks” tells the story of Tim (Paul Rudd), a guy on the verge of having it all. The only thing standing between him and total career success is finding the perfect guest to bring to his boss’ annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the winner of the evening brings the most eccentric character as his guest. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art. From Jay Roach, director of “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers” comes an unforgettable feast about two unlikely friends and one very memorable dinner.
I must say the trailer and the previews don’t do any justice for this movie. It is so much funnier than the previews make it out to be and there is so much more depth. The main characters that make up the movie carry the plot, but the supporting characters really go to bat to make this movie the home run it is. I seriously recommend that you all go and see this movie as I think it will be the comedy hit of the summer. No doubt.
The dinner scene. Although this is what the title is about, the entire movie doesn’t take place at this dinner as it sort of seems in the trailer. There is so much more to it.
The rich swiss couple that Paul Rudd is trying to impress for the sake of his job.
Movie Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (Yup, it was that good and I haven’t given a 5 out of 5 yet!!!)