DVD release: Dinner for Schmucks

STEVE Carell does what he does best – playing stupid yet likeable – when he teams up with Paul Rudd in an undemanding but satisfying comedy.

STEVE Carell does what he does best – playing stupid yet likeable – when he teams up with Paul Rudd in an undemanding but satisfying comedy.

Tim (Rudd) gets roped in to take part in a dinner-party game his boss plays every year, in which each guest must bring a perfect idiot to dinner. The biggest loser wins an award, with a promotion for the winning executive.

Tim’s girlfriend thinks the idea is appalling, and Tim agrees, until he stumbles across Barry (Carell), and the opportunity seems too good to turn down.

But by inviting Barry to dinner, Tim betrays his girlfriend and, as his personal life unravels, he finds that there is more to Barry than there first appears.

A broad slapstick with plenty of belly laughs and the obligatory heart-warming ending about not judging a book by its cover, Dinner for Schmucks is sure to give you more than a laugh or two.

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