Friday, April 22, 2011

Dinner For Schmucks

Beeps Pick: Dinner For Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks

Why I picked this film:  I like The Office and Steve Carell by association.  He was good in the 40 Year Old Virgin and Paul Rudd is usually pretty funny too. 

Beeps:  Not a fan of this film.  There were some funny parts to be sure, but there was a disconnect here for me.  I think I know why this is.  To me, a movie where the main character is a victim of one unfortunate event after another, is not comedy.  This is the same reason, I am not a fan of Meet The Parents.  If I want to watch bad stuff happen to good people, I'll just turn on the nightly news.  To be honest, I actually find this type of comedy to be depressing.  I don't necessarily believe that this is a bad movie, I just happen to not be a fan, although like I said there were a few parts that made me laugh out loud.  1 and a half stars!

Apes: More like a movie for Schmucks. There are parts of this film that are memorable and down right funny, but for the most part the movie is just sad, depressing, and painful. The acting is sub par even Steve Carell who I love in The Office. I can't believe this story and plot were approved by any studio anywhere much less the money for the star power that still couldn't save this film. I give this film 1 star for the few jokes that will forever be stuck in my head.

Overall we give this film 1 and a half stars.

Beeps and Apes


  1. I have heard that a lot about this movie. I am glad I haven't seen it yet.

    Btw, i'm glad you 2 are getting to do these reviews again. Being my BFF (beeps), I know if you like it... i will definitely like it.


  2. 1 and a half stars? thats so harsh haha!

  3. Hmmm. I completely missed this movie.