Dinner for Schmucks doesn’t break any new ground and isn’t terribly original. At times, it actually feels more like a spoof film than anything else. This feeling was enough to make me realize that Steve Carell needs to stick with characters that have a much lower degree of awkwardness instead of taking on roles that are nothing more than dumbed down versions of Michael Scott.
I laughed a bunch, but still felt letdown by the execution of what could have been a much better movie idea. With Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Jemaine Clement, Zach Galifianakis, and Ron Livingston, the cast was there, but the script just wasn’t strong enough to make it happen. Netflix this one in a few months.