Dinner for Schmucks

(2010)

Dinner for Schmucks tells the story of Tim (Paul Rudd), a guy on the verge of having it all. The only thing standing between him and total career success is finding the perfect guest to bring to his boss' annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the winner of the evening brings the most eccentric character as his guest. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art. From Jay Roach, director of "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" comes an unforgettable feast about two unlikely friends and one very memorable dinner.

‘Dinner for Schmucks’ Dines in Hollywood

Andrea Savage, director Jay Roach, Octavia Spencer, Rick Overton and Bruce Greenwood celebrate Dinner for Schmucks in Hollywood When I was invited to an event promoting the outrageous comedy Dinner for Schmucks, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on January 4, I was not only excited to attend... but curious as to what I may see there. After all, this hilarious movie does feature such characters as a "pet psychic," a "beard champion," a ventriloquist who has a bizarre relationship with his puppet and many more. While some of the actors who portrayed these characters were in attendance, they weren't in character, although there were several other bizarre characters providing entertainment.

The "Dinner for Journalists" event was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in the heart of Hollywood and featured a host of unorthodox entertainers for the other journalists and cast members in attendance, such as a sword swallower, a contortionist and a magician. Yes, the swords were in fact real, which made me question everything I learned in high school anatomy class. I still have no idea how that magician could make a crystal ball levitate or how that contortionist could twist herself to fit inside a box. The sword swallower even upped the bizarre ante by setting off a mousetrap on her tongue and literally eating a wine glass.

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Dinner for Schmucks is the "outrageously funny" (Shaun Edwards, Fox-TV) and heartwarming story of a rising executive (Paul Rudd) who inadvertently finds a way to fast-track his career by participating in his boss's exclusive dinner party, at which the winning executive brings the biggest buffoon. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), an IRS employee with a penchant for creating historical dioramas with mice, and you have a recipe for one outrageous dinner and "the funniest movie since The Hangover" (ABC 7 News).

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ Blu-ray Deleted Scene

Dinner for Schmucks is the "outrageously funny" (Shaun Edwards, Fox-TV) and heartwarming story of a rising executive (Paul Rudd) who inadvertently finds a way to fast-track his career by participating in his boss's exclusive dinner party, at which the winning executive brings the biggest buffoon. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), an IRS employee with a penchant for creating historical dioramas with mice, and you have a recipe for one outrageous dinner and "the funniest movie since The Hangover" (ABC 7 News).

Dinner for Schmucks was released July 30th, 2010.

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‘Dinner for Schmucks’ Blu-ray and DVD Serve Up Laughs on January 4th

Dinner for Schmucks is the "outrageously funny" (Shaun Edwards, Fox-TV) and heartwarming story of a rising executive (Paul Rudd) who inadvertently finds a way to fast-track his career by participating in his boss's exclusive dinner party, at which the winning executive brings the biggest buffoon. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), an IRS employee with a penchant for creating historical dioramas with mice, and you have a recipe for one outrageous dinner and "the funniest movie since The Hangover" (ABC 7 News).

Dinner for Schmucks was released July 30th, 2010.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Inception’ Dominates the Weekend Again with $27.5 Million

As predicted, director Christopher Nolan's Inception defeated Angelina Jolie's Salt last weekend to take the number one spot at the box office for a second week in a row. But even with the much-talked-about new comedy Dinner for Schmucks and the family film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore opening this weekend there was still very little doubt that Nolan's buzz-worthy movie, which is already earning Oscar consideration, would be number one for a third week in a row.

Coming in a number one as expected was Inception, the long awaited sci-fi action thriller from director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight). The film stars an incredible cast of actors including Oscar nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Ken Watanabe, Oscar winners Marion Cotillard and Michael Caine, as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Lukas Haas. While the film dropped 35.6% from the previous week and was seen on 247 less screens, it still managed to earn roughly $7,763 in each of its 3,545 theaters for a weekend total of $27.5 million. Now in just three weeks the film has earned $193.3 million, which surpasses its purported $160 million production budget.

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Inception’ Ride the Kick to #1 for a 3rd Week?

As predicted, director Christopher Nolan's Inception defeated Angelina Jolie's Salt last weekend to take the number one spot at the box office for a second week in a row. But will the buzz-worthy movie, which is already earning Oscar consideration, be able to defend its position against the new Steve Carell comedy Dinner for Schmucks or the family film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore?

The answer seems to be ... yes! If early predictions are correct, Inception, the long awaited sci-fi action thriller from director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) will be the number one film again this weekend for the third week in a row. The film stars an incredible cast of actors including Oscar nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Ken Watanabe, Oscar winners Marion Cotillard and Michael Caine, as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Lukas Haas. Last weekend the film was seen on 3,792 screens and despite dropping 32.0% from its debut still managed to earn roughly $11,267 on each for a weekend total of $42.7 million, bringing its total gross in just two weeks up to $142 million. The film is predicted to earn an additional $31.2 million this weekend, surpassing its $160 million purported budget costs.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ Cast & Crew Interview Featurette

Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston, Larry Wilmore and director Jay Roach speak

SET VISIT: ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ Treats You to One Hysterical Meal

Hear from stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston and many more on the set of this Paramount comedy.