'Dinner for Schmucks' Trailer: Like 'My Dinner with Andre,' but with People Acting Retarded

April 7, 2010


Some films are art. Some are escapist entertainment. Others are wafer thin excuses for Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis to act like mental patients for an hour-and-a-half. This film appears to be one of those three:

It's like a collection of Michael Scott moments on steroids: a million times more pathetic, a million times more heart-wrenching, a million times more borderline insane.

I love that intolerable ventriloquist Jeff Dunham makes an appearance as Jeff Dunham Wearing Glasses. The director must have told him, "No, no, no, ventriloquism TOTALLY isn't pathetic. It's only because your character says you're married to the dummy that you're considered a "schmuck." Otherwise, it's a really cool hobby and comedy delivery method. Don't worry about it." Also: Is he slowly metamorphosing into Dennis Quaid holding a dummy?

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