I’ve never been the biggest Steve Carell fan. I don’t dislike the guy but the awkward, out-of-place, slightly moronic character has been done to death, especially by him. Well, he’s decided to reach back into the well once more with Dinner For Schmucks. Lucky for me, Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis are along for the ride.
Carell plays a dorky fool with Supercuts hair who dresses like Sean Penn in I Am Sam. Paul Rudd is a businessman on the fast track who needs to find an idiot to please his douchebag boss. Together, they form an unlikely team who I’m certain will become lasting friends by the time the end credits roll.
I see it as What About Bob? meets Rain Man, except not as funny or dramatic. Here’s the trailer.