Watch This: First Trailer for Jay Roach's Dinner for Schmucks

April 6, 2010
Source: Apple

Dinner for Schmucks Trailer

Paramount has finally debuted the first trailer for Austin Power director Jay Roach's new comedy Dinner for Schmucks which stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. They're also joined by a great supporting cast including Jemaine Clement, Zach Galifianakis, Bruce Greenwood, Ron Livingston and Lucy Punch. I first titled this "must watch" but after actually watching the trailer, I decided otherwise, simply because there's not much that makes me laugh nowadays and this definitely falls into that category. Why is Steve Carell the absolute dumbest idiot around? I didn't laugh once at this, sadly, because it actually had some potential.

Watch the first trailer for Jay Roach's Dinner for Schmucks:

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You can also watch the Dinner for Schmucks trailer in High Definition on Apple

Tim is a rising executive who finds the perfect guest, IRS employee Barry, for his boss's monthly event, a so-called "dinner for idiots," which offers advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon.

Dinner for Schmucks is directed by Jay Roach, of all three Austin Powers movies as well as Mystery Alaska, Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. The script was written by a lot of writers, including Andy Borowitz, Ken Daurio, David Guion, Michael Handelman, Cinco Paul, Francis Veber and Jon Vitti. Too many cooks in the kitchen, possibly? Paramount is bringing Dinner for Schmucks to theaters on July 23rd this summer.

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  • Janny
    it might have been funny if they showed Jemaine Clement in the trailer...
  • McQueen85
    Well, as a great man once said, "You NEVER go full retard"...
  • Zach Galifianakis. Sold enough.
  • Deckter
    Zach is not going to be funny just cause he was uber-funny in The Hangover....this looks not pretty but extremely lame.
  • Colt
    Paul Rudd sold it, Steve Carrell made it awesome, and Zach Galifianakis and, I imagine, Jermaine will send it over the top. looks great!
  • jds17j
    This looks a lot like a remake of a French film called "Le dîner de cons."
  • Tim
    its a remake of the french version which was hilarious. this doesn't look like it will be nearly as good.
  • Ricardo
    I love Paul Rudd. Steve is just playing Michael Scott with a bad haircut, but i like it. And overall the cast is great. I didn't LOL'ed, but i smiled during the trailer, particularly at the "imagine" joke and the "i can't move part". Looks fun, i'm in.
  • MikeL
    I like Paul Rudd a lot too, but this looks completely awful.
  • That Awesome Norwegian Guy
    Looks ok. I had high hopes for this, but I didn't laugh ones.
  • That Awesome Norwegian Guy
    Looks ok. I had high hopes for this, but I didn't laugh once.
  • Xerxex
    okay Paul Rudd is unhateable. I'll see it.
  • Frightened Inmate #2
    I could deal without the girlfriend being on his case. Paul Rudd is funny as hell, so I'm in.
  • People's Champ
    Sorta like a Dogfight, but instead of a ugly chick its some moron. Pretty good cast with Rudd, Carrell, Zach and Livingston.
  • Sharlto
    Where was Jemaine Clement in that trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • blum
    I didn't laugh at all. I laugh at everything. This is dumb!
  • Scrotie McBoogerballs
    McQueen85's comment was the only thing that I have laughed at since following the link to this page.
  • Tom
    Really? Some guy quoting a shitty movie was funnier than the trailer for a comedy that shows at least a little bit of potential?
  • filmfan111
  • Meeea
    Yes, this is really a remake of "Le Dinner de cons". Next time, just do research 😉
  • Luminaire
    Le dîner de cons looks 10x better than this ever was. But that could also be because I saw that movie knowing nothing of the premise at all and really enjoyed it.
  • Ravster
    Paul Rudd AND Steve Carell? Yes please.
  • arjones
    Steve should stick with the office. Rudd and Zach have that dry sense of humor that Iove. I saw Zack on conan a long time ago and then seen him off campus in a club and I've always liked him and as an actor even better. I would definitely see this. Go to the theater or rent it? Not sure yet I think I'll wait for it to come out then decide.
  • Syphous
    Zach Galifinakis is one of the funniest comedians of our time. His stand up is nothing short of amazing. That being said... this movie looks mediocre.
  • Go look up "Between Two Ferns" with Zach Galifinakis.
    "because there's not much that makes me laugh nowadays" ... I think that's more of a personal problem than a movie problem. The Jay Roach thing has me nervous but MAN I loves me some Paul Rudd, best reactions in hte business.
  • I think the Schmucks won't be the ones at the dinner, but rather the unfortunate bastards in the theater watching. If you want to see Steve Carrell make a schmuck out of himself, you can do that for free every Thursday night. #8, "I didn't LOL'ed" violates the English language and the written word in just about every way possible. Nicely done.
  • scotty
    this looks funny as! really great cast and actually a different idea for once! Im going! Who's with me?
  • DANtheMAN
    Alright the cast looks amazing. I generally love all of those actors. But not gonna lie, I didn't laugh once in this preview. I'll definitely give it a shot, but not full price.
  • pipo
    @28, me!
  • notes
    seven fucking writers? really?
  • LaLa
    looks like an american remake of the french film 'Un diner de cons' urgh
  • #32 LaLa - Hit it on the nose. I'll stick with the original on this one.
  • Ricardo
    #27, hey, i'm so, so sorry for making this one mistake in the one language you know. I feel horrible right know. My mother is crying in the corner, just blaming herself for not being able to raise me. What have i done!? Please, don't take so personally my next mistake, typo, whatever. PS: oh, and i don't care
  • chinochubby
    it is a remake of the french version and the french version is probably funnier than this is gonna be, but still going to see it
  • This is not funny....really i mean it...
  • it is a remake of the french version and the french version is probably funnier than this is gonna be, but still going to see it




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