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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dinner for Schmucks...

Movie Review:

Leave your brain at the door. Ridiculously funny and ridiculous. Steve Carell can say and do the most lame and inane things and it is still hilarious. Sometimes you can burst out laughing just looking at his facial expressions in a given situation. Paul Rudd.. what can I say about Paul Rudd... He has beautiful eyes...  He is both subtle and expressive which makes him an excellent comedy pairing with Mr. Carell. (A rather quaint add-in to the cast is the actor from "Office Space" who has a small role as a character of the ilk which he despised in that movie from eleven years ago.) Surprisingly there is a fair bit of wacky side story to keep things rolling in this film. The dinner scene itself is chockful of  colourful characters and silliness, and somehow reminded me of a spoof film from the 80s called "Top Secret."

I have to admit that the best bits were probably shown in the trailers.


There is a slight sad social undertone to the movie, but ... it is called "Dinner for Schmucks" after all... and I did start off by saying "Leave your brain at the door."

7 comments:

Adrie Kovic said...

Sounds like my kinda movie :P

Spockgirl said...

Adrie:
I'd say it is of critical importance to watch "leave your brain at the door" types of movies every so often... or as needed.

Ralphd00d said...

I have been leaning to bypassing this movie .. until now. I like to watch those comedies, that are basically so stupid, it's funny. And I agree, leaving the brain at the door is mandatory. Adding to my movie queue now... Thanks!

Spockgirl said...

Ralphd00d:
... and there are outtakes too.

Ryan said...

Isn't it always the way with trailers, they are the best bits. Second only to thrillers, funny dumb movies are my fav. Great review.

Spockgirl said...

Ryan:
Funny thing about trailers... Some show the best bits and some the bestest bits, the latter often being the types of movies that have very little of substance other than what one sees in the trailers.

Big Sister said...

Ahem...Gremlin 2 said his fav scene was the brain vs mind battle, and he didn't forget to leave his brain at the door..he just temporarily misplaced it. Even Gremlin 1 was caught laughing...