Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and produced by Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Jay Roach.  The screenplay was written by David Guion and Michael Handelman and is based on the book Le Diner de Cons by Francis Veber.

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Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language)
Run Time:  1h 54min
Release Date:  July 30, 2010 (USA)
Genre:  Comedy
Director:  Jay Roach
Studio:  Paramount Pictures




Dinner for Schmucks stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Jermaine Clement, Stephanie Szostak, Lucy Punch, Ron Livingston, Bruce Greenwood, David Williams, Jeff Dunham, Kristen Schaal, Octavia Spencer, Andrea Savage, Chris O’Dowd, Larry Wilmore, Randall Park and Nick Kroll.

Dinner for Schmucks is the story of Tim Conrad (Paul Rudd), a mid-level financial analyst at a Los Angeles equity firm who comes up with a way to get wealthy Swiss business man Martin Mueller (David Williams) as a client.  Impressed by Tim’s ingenuity, his boss Lance Fender (Bruce Greenwood) says Tim is a candidate for promotion but wants to get to know him better.  He invites Tim to a ‘Dinner for Winners’ in which he must find and bring an eccentric person with a special talent; the winner earns a trophy and the executive that brings him or her gets glory.  In short order, Tim figures out that it is more of a ‘dinner for idiots’ rather than winners, and the party-goers will be mocked.  Tim accidentally hits amateur taxidermist Barry Speck (Steve Carell) with his car when Barry was trying to retrieve a dead mouse in the road.  Witnessing Barry’s bizarre behavior, Tim realizes he is the perfect idiot for the dinner.

Movie Quotes

“In the words of John Lennon, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not.” – Barry
“…the only one.” – Tim 
“I have a bunch of singles left from your sisters birthday party…is Cinnamon a family name?” – Henderson

“Wanna lick cheese off of my naked body?” – Darla
“Oh, I’m sure Tim has plates.” – Barry

“I love to paint.” – Marco the Blind Swordsman
“Oh wow, are you any good?” – Davenport
“I don’t know.” – Marco the Blind Swordsman

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Steve Carell as Barry

Paul Rudd as Tim

Zach Galifianakis as Therman

Jermaine Clement as Kieran

Stephanie Szostak as Julie

Lucy Punch as Darla

Ron Livingston as Caldwell

Bruce Greenwood as Lance Fender

David Walliams as Mueller

Jeff Dunham as Lewis the Ventriloquist

Kristen Schaal as Susana

Octavia Spencer as Madame Nora

Andrea Savage as Robin

Chris O’Dowd as Marco the Blind Swordsman

Larry Wilmore as Williams

Randall Park as Henderson

Nick Kroll as Josh