Plot Summary: When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he’s invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.
Director: Jay Roach
Writers: David Guion (screenplay), Michael Handelman(screenplay), and Francis Veber (film “Le Diner de Cons”)
Stars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Stephanie Szostak
Serious Jest: (Worth Watching) The humor was often over-the-top silly, rather than witty…but this film had a great cast–I’m a fan of Carell, Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, and Jemaine Clement–so I got a few laughs out of it, and it was worth my time. Temper your expectations, though, and definitely don’t pay any money to watch this movie.
PS: One part of this movie that I could specifically relate to was Rudd’s character screwing up his relationship with the love of his life unintentionally, and then managing to do just the wrong thing (also unintentionally, of course) every time he got close to getting her back. Definitely been there…