April 7, 2010, - 5:40 pm
Today, publicists for Paramount Pictures alerted me to the trailer for this new summer movie, “Dinner for Schmucks.” It looks like utter garbage. I’ll reserve final judgment until I screen it and post my review when the movie debuts on July 23rd. But if this is one of the highlights of the summer box office, it looks like your leisure time will be better spent at the beach or on your balcony sipping cocktails.
The “plot” of the movie is that Paul Rudd, in order to clinch a promotion at work, must bring a supernerd or utter weirdo to dinner with his boss, so that the boss and the other guests can make fun of the geek (and the other bizarros present). The dinner is called the “Dinner for Extraordinary People.” Isn’t this what kids do in the playground–you know, before they grow up and become mature adults? Don’t think I’ll like this. Doesn’t look funny. Just stupid . . . and mean. But like I said, I’ll wait until I see it. Oh, and by the way, the people who made this movie clearly don’t know their Yiddish. A “schmuck” is basically a “p—k,” not a geek, unless they’re referring to the boss and his friends who make fun of the geeks. The more correct title would have been “Dinner for Schlemiels” or “Dinner for Putzes.” I think the real Schmucks here are the ones who made this movie.
Here’s the trailer:
Like I said, this ain’t no “Revenge of the Nerds.” At least, it doesn’t look like it from the trailer.
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