Dinner for Schmucks

Genre: Comedy
Released: 2010

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

While the film has insanely funny moments, they are too far apart to hold the film together as an overall great comedy. Fortunately, Dinner for Schmucks still works as an average comedy at best. The biggest issue is that the supporting actors are funnier than the leading cast. The performances from Jemaine Clement, Lucy Punch and Zack Galfianakis are insanely funny. Paul Rudd plays the typical emotional character and Steve Carell’s character comes off as borderline creepy. I wouldn’t say that Paul and Steve did a bad job by any means but the film just had this oddly creepy vibe to it that made me feel uncomfortable throughout, which some would argue is part of its charm. Overall, the film is a very average comedy and does not live up to director Jay Roach’s previous projects; Austin Powers, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers. Read the full review