Mar 1, 2011

Dinner with Schmucks Review

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Thoughts:
Dinner With Schmucks is the type of comedy were it gets so awkward at points, you squeal like a little girl with nervous laughter. Before you can laugh though, you will have to sit through a slow beginning. Once Barry shows up the movie starts giving you some laughs. This is because Barry is stupid, and it's okay to laugh at stupid people. It's not okay to laugh at the mentally retarded, and it feels like this is very hard for movies to avoid when dealing with stupid characters.

For Example: Dumb and Dumber had two of the dumbest characters of all time, but not once would you think they were mentally retarded. In the sequel Dumb and Dumberer though, the entire time you think they were mentally retarded. This is probably why not many people liked the sequel because no one likes to laugh at the mentally retarded.

My point is Dinner With Schmucks did a good job keeping it on the line that these people are dumb. This being said, the movie wasn't as hilarious as Dumb And Dumber.

Stand Outs:
The casting was well done, and had a bunch of stars from TV shows, and movies I love (Office Space, Flight of the Conchords, Daily Show). Jeff Dunham... yes that guy with the puppet, surprised me in the movie. I'm not a big fan of his stand up, or his crappy show, but he was decent in Dinner With Schmucks.

Overall Rating:
It's an alright movie, a little above average since they were able to create some really awkward moments to make you cringe. Check it out if you're into that sort of thing. If not, then check out Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man. Dinner With Schmucks gets a 3.5 *'s out of 5 or 7 *'s out of 10.

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