Tim Zach Galifianakis. DreamWorks PicturesSpyglass EntertainmentParkes + MacDonaldEveryman PicturesReliance ADA GroupBIG Pictures Cast: Steve Carell (Barry Speck), Paul Rudd (Tim Conrad), Zach Galifianakis (Therman Murch, ... Vulture Lover), Rick Overton (Chuck - Beard Champion), Alex Borstein (Martha - uncredited) Buy on DVD from Amazon.com • Buy on Blu-ray from Amazon.com. The Viacom Media Networks (VH1, Comedy Central, etc.) Music by It took me a lot of time to like him in "The Office", but thanks to Comedy Central over here in Holland and after a lot of sleepless nights with absolutely nothing else to watch, he kind of grew on me. Tim is fired, as is Julie after Barry makes Vollard realize it would be a problem to have her continue working for him. 114 min Available to download. Barry works for the IRS and offers to take Tim to work to find Vollard's ranch address, where they meet up with Barry's boss and rival, Therman Murch (Zach Galifianakis) (who stole Barry's wife), who displays his "mind control" power over Barry. When Tim proposes outside the gallery. [8], Dinner for Schmucks was pushed back a week to July 30, 2010, to avoid competition with Salt and Inception. The host of a dinner party invites his friends to bring the saddest loser they can find. Debbie Schlussel asked whether the title should have been Dinner for Schlemiels as it would better describe the clumsy character played by Steve Carell. Hal Willner dies in New York by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2020-04-10 17:04:07. After the credits, A diorama is displayed of a stuffed mouse sitting in a burnt down house, with Barry heard laughing as he reveals that Fender's company has gone bust with Forbes Magazine naming him the "World's Biggest Loser.". $86.4 million Barry's echo of Müeller's "Join yourself to her, in the name of love" is absent, presumably because Barry could be interpreted as mocking Müeller's accent. [16], Dinner for Schmucks made $8.4 million on its first day, ranking number two at the box office, behind Inception. | In 2010, Steve Carell was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actor for his performance as Barry Speck. Carell is the key to Dinner for Schmucks success. Alan Baumgarten Although Barry is a complete jack-ass, you see a real human in him. eyeforfilm.co.uk Kieran Stephanie Szostak. Tim and Julie marry, Barry gets to have sex with Darla and also does some artwork with Vollard while Therman writes a book in a mental hospital. The film was released in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2010, and opened on #2, behind The Last Exorcism.[17]. Responding in The New York Times, critic Michael Cieply determined that the intent was to be ambiguous as to which of the two main characters, played by Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, was the intended idiot. Comedy. Tim is fired as is Julie after Barry makes Vollard realize it would be a problem to have her continue working for him. Tim then tells Barry everything and, after some encouragement, gets Barry to defeat Therman by using his own powers of "brain control". Julie Lucy Punch. Just finished watching "Dinner for Schmucks". Müeller Ron Livingston. In the remake, however, Tim is made much more sympathetic (this is the first dinner he has participated in, and he is not in fact having an affair or deliberately cheating on his taxes), and the actual dinner is shown. Francis Veber (film "Le Diner de Cons"). Directed by Their conversation leads her to believe Tim is cheating on her and she once again leaves. On Rotten Tomatoes the film holds an approval rating of 41% based on 189 reviews, with an average rating of 5.32/10. Barry offers to take Tim to his job at the IRS to find Vollard's ranch address, where they meet up with Barry's boss and rival, Therman Murche who claims to have the "talent" of mind control, and has authored a book about his talent. The dialogs were more tongue in cheek than laugh out loud funny and I really feel sorry for people who think this is the funniest movie ever… I was also very disappointed that the actual dinner wasn't in the movie, because I expected the French to outshine the remake in it. It stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, who had previously teamed up in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Dinner for Schmucks could have easily been a dark comedy, and I wonder if the original was? Barry decides to guard Tim's apartment from Darla to make up for inviting her. S o was it a good movie? When Julie arrives at his apartment, Barry mistakes her for Darla and sends her away, giving Julie the mistaken impression that Tim is cheating on her. Poor Jacobson. If you really want to see a train wreck of a remake, I still think Louis de Funes' "Oscar" by Sly Stallone is the worst remake ever! Full Cast & Crew: Dinner for Schmucks (2010) Cast (40) Steve Carell.