Dinner for Schmucks Trailer Starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd


Any comedy that stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis and Jemaine Clement should make for guaranteed laughs, but surprisingly the first trailer for the upcoming movie Dinner for Schmucks left me feeling a little bit underwhelmed. It’s quite possible that the trailer actually left out some of the best parts (which doesn’t happen too often), but I suppose I’ll just have to wait for the inevitable red band trailer to find out. Either way, the concept is definitely a great one. This is a remake of the 1998 French film The Dinner Game, where a business man’s boss holds an annual dinner party and asks all of his employees to bring the biggest random idiot as a guest for everyone to laugh at.

Steve Carell plays Barry, an eccentric and dim-witted man that Paul Rudd accidentally runs into one day, earning him an invitation to the party. The movie is directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Austin Powers), and has a huge list of contributing writers, which could either be a good thing or a bad thing. What do you think, does this have what it takes to be the new Dumb & Dumber? Dinner for Schmucks hits theatres on July 23rd; check out the trailer after the jump or watch it in HD over at Apple.com.

  • I felt underwhelmed too but the Zach Galifianakis and Steve Carell looks awesome, it looks like 2 different movies mixed into one. “The monkeys eating the paper!!!”

  • Slushie Man

    lol, I chuckled a few times

  • Funny moments in the trailers.
    But it made no sense.

  • You can put glasses on him and lighten his hair, but all I see is Michael Scott with light hair wearing glasses. I’m sure I can get passed that though.

  • Looks horrible.

  • somnium

    Hmmmmm… I dont know. I can see it being funny but the trailer just falls flat.

  • Jack

    I’ll watch it on video when it comes out. I wont be wearing any Depends in anticipation of shitting myself laughing.