Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Diner for Schmucks.

Diner for Smucks. 
DVD and Blu ray. 

Man I wanted to like this movie. The previews showed it to be a laugh a minute comedy, it was not. 
The main story of the movie was about a guy played by Paul Rudd who tries to get a promotion and marry his girlfriend and about 30 minute into it he accidentally hits Steve Carrel with his car, who tries to be helpful but ends up screwing up Rudd's life. 

The actual diner didn't even happen until around the hour mark and was full of extras and  cameo stars that have been overplayed in other movies. 

Zack (insert name here) played (insert name here) who comically controls people with his mind. A role which could have been really really funny fell short of expectations. 

Paul Rudd's girlfriend runs an art gallery and works exclusively which an artist named Keiran who think himself sort of a artistic god. Creating pictures where he is half man half goat, or demon like. His character actually works in this movie, his persona is so over the top that's it very comical.  

I hate when comedy movies try to teach us lessions. Are we supposed to walk away and think "I guess we know who the real schmucks are, the people who judge others too harshly."

Dinner for Schmucks seemed like someone had a good idea but it wasn't long enough or funny enough so they kept adding elements different from the main theme. This is a not unheard-of technique in hollywood. It happens all the time. 


4 out of 9. 

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