The trailer for Jay Roach‘s (Meet The Parents/Fockers) newest comedy Dinner For Schmucks has found its way online. The film stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis, Ron Livingston, Bruce Greenwood, Jemaine Clement, Stephanie Szostak and Jeff Dunham. It’s a remake of the 1998 french film The Dinner Game. Check it out below or in HD over at Apple. It will also be attached to Date Night this weekend.
Plot: “Dinner for Schmucks” tells the story of Tim (Paul Rudd), a guy on the verge of having it all. The only thing standing between him and total career success is finding the perfect guest to bring to his boss’ annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the winner of the evening brings the most eccentric character as his guest. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art. From Jay Roach, director of “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers” comes an unforgettable feast about two unlikely friends and one very memorable dinner.
Coming from someone that loved the Austin Powers Trilogy and Meet The Parents is one of my favorite comedies, this does not look strong. Steve Carell‘s character doesn’t look funny and the few laughs in the trailer come strictly from Paul Rudd. With a solid supporting cast I’ll definitely check it out but my hopes aren’t high.
Dinner For Schmucks hits theaters July 23rd.
What do you think about the trailer?