“This movie promised alot, but failed to deliver. It was too dark to work on a Hollywood level, but too slapstick to fit in amongst more independent films.
The entire film felt as though it was trying to be something else, and just couldn't get there. Steve Carell plays Barry, a eccentric (if not mentally ill) IRS worker with a penchant for taxidermy. He meets Paul Rudds character Tim. Tim is a ruthless financial advisor, who is willing to humiliate loner Barry in order to impress his boss and co-workers by inviting him to a 'Dinner for Schmucks'. A dinner party in which invitees must bring an idiot guest to make fun of.
The whole thing had a general morality about it, the idiot loser being the 'real' winner, but the point was laboured and dragged and made the film q” read more