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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Paul Rudd
Steve Carell
Stephanie Szostak
Jemaine Clement
Zach Galifianakis
Lucy Punch
Directors
Jay Roach
Screenwriters
David Guion
Michael Handelman
Running Time
110 minutes

Dinner For Schmucks
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Dinner For Schmucks

Plot
Angling for a promotion, executive Tim Wagner (Rudd) agrees to bring a weirdo loser to his boss’ “dinner for winners”, where a prize is offered for the biggest oddball. Tim’s conflicted until he (literally) runs into Barry (Carell), a hapless tax agent who creates artwork with dead mice…


Verdict
Hardly a classic given the talents of Carell, Rudd and Roach at his best. It bungles utilising plenty of talent in a lightweight comedy effort that brings little fresh to the table.


Reviewed by William Thomas

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