I watch a lot of movies, but mostly I watch them when they come out on Showtime or Cinemax. If I go to the actual movie theater, it is usually for something that I think will not translate quite so well to my television. So, how did I end up at Dinner for Schmucks? I was trying to see Inception...but after 30 minutes of a broken projector, they handed out free movie passes and tickets for popcorn and drinks and sent us on out way into a movie of our choice. The next showtime for Scott Pilgrim was just too far off, so to Dinner we went!
When you go int a movie like this, you have to know that you're never going to hear the words "And the Oscar Goes to...." in any way associated with what is to follow. It's going to be dumb and unrealistic, but is it going to be funny? The answer for Dinner for Schmucks is a resounding yes. Paul Rudd is typecast into his usual role, the nice guy who makes a few missteps but eventually gets on the right path, and Steve Carell is as funny as he's ever been.
If you are someone who goes to the movies often, I would say definitely check this one out. Otherwise, you won't lose anything from the experience by watching it at home.
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