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Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks
  • 2010
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jay Roach
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, Jeff Dunham, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston
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With a stellar line-up of comedians, this remake of Veber's French comedy should go down easily. However, while the plot - executive seeks loser to humiliate at his boss' dinner for oddballs - suffices, unbalanced portions of eccentricity and sentimentality leave the viewer unsatisfied with the final serving.

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Dinner for Schmucks

23 Aug 20102 stars

Remake of 1998 film doesn't echo sentiments of original

On paper Jay Meet the Parents Roach’s new film sounds appetising. But this remake of Francis Veber’s passable 1998 French comedy Le dîner de cons squanders a cast headed by Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, and supported by Lucy Punch, David Walliams, Chris…

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