Corporate-ladder climbing financial exec Tim (Rudd) is invited by his boss (Greenwood) to an annual dinner where guests bring the biggest loser they can find. Tim is hesitant and his longtime girlfriend Julie (Szostak) despises the whole thing but then Tim encounters amateur mouse taxidermist Barry (an appealing Carell), who agrees to go, unaware of the party's true purpose. But before that, Barry's good intentions inadvertently wreak (hilarious) havoc on Tim's life. Rudd's straight man plays well with Carell's innocent fool with invigorating performances from Galifianakis as a self-appointed mind-controller and Clement as an absurdly pompous sex-crazed artist. Friendlier remake of the 1998 French film "The Dinner Game."
Steve Carell and Paul Rudd are easily two of the most talented comedians working in film today. There's simply no debating that fact. But a successful comedy is not always about the talent of the people on-screen. Sure, a good cast can help elevate a mediocre script but it only ...Read More