Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mini Movie review: Dinner for Schmucks

Tim (Paul Rudd) is a rising executive who "succeeds" in finding the perfect guest, IRS employee Barry (Steve Carell), for his boss's monthly event, a so-called "dinner for idiots," which offers certain advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon.
IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427152/

Barry has a unique hobby--creating dioramas with taxidermied mice which he dresses up. The scenes he constructs are amazing and at one point in the movie Barry shows off his magnum opus: a book called "Mouseterpieces" in which he's recreated scenes from famous works of art including the Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. You can see a gallery of some of Barry's creations on the official movie website.

Aside from the minis theme (which I unabashedly love), this movie is delightful. A bit of a darkly comedic farce, there are scenes that are touching. There's a lesson taught too, but without being preachy. Highly entertaining and definitely worth watching!

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I enjoyed this one too, especially the minis! They were really fun to see! :-)