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Dinner for Schmucks

2010Dinner for Schmucks

Starring: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Stephanie Szostak

Tim (Paul Rudd) is a rising executive stuck on the 6th floor. In a bold move, he makes an impromptu presentation to the upper level executives and ends up invited to the big bosses house for dinner. He must bring a guest, as it is a dinner for idiots.

As he is trying to get out of this dinner by convincing his assistant to lie for him he accidentally hits Barry (Steve Carell) with his car. Barry turns out to be the perfect guest.

As Tim struggles with the fact that his girlfriend, Julie (Stephanie Szostak), doesn’t want him to go to this dinner because it is mean spirited, Barry shows up and begins to wreak havoc in his life.

Dinner for Schmucks is hilarious. The first scene with Zach Galifianakis as Therman bored me to death. It was almost painful to watch. Thankfully it didn’t last long. Aside from that it was a great movie. Rudd and Carell had great on-screen chemistry.

I’m not sure why Dinner for Schmucks got such a low rating and bad reviews. I laughed through the whole movie except for that one scene. Who knows, maybe they went in expecting too much. Never go to the movies expecting too much, you’ll only be disappointed.

Two thumbs up for me!

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2010

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson was great, I have yet to find a movie that he didn’t do well in. He plays Charles, the father of  George (Paul Rudd), a business man with some not-so-great fathering skills and even worse business practices.

George used to work for/with his father, before he was indicted from his fathers company.

Matty (Owen Wilson) is a clueless and womanizing baseball player that Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) starts to date and then moves in with after she gets cut from her pro baseball team. All the while she is seeing George, who wants to be more than just friends with her.

Good movie. Paul Rudd was hilarious. I think he was my favorite in this movie with Jack Nicholson coming in second.