The trailer for Dinner for Schmucks, the remake of the 1998 French film Le diner de cons ("The Dinner for Assholes," basically), stars Paul Rudd as a corporate striver who has to participate in a strange company tradition in order to get a promotion: attending a dinner that requires each guest to bring a "schmuck" for everyone to make fun of. Steve Carell is, obviously, Rudd's schmuck of choice (Zach Galifianakis stars as another schmuck-to-be). We're going to reserve real judgment for the red-band trailer for this (hopefully) R-rated comedy, but we do like how they made Carell's character a more original schmuck (he makes dioramas with dead mice and breaks everything he touches) than they could have. One big criticism, though: Just as a trailer for a movie about a monster should never show the monster, a trailer for a movie about a dinner shouldn't show the dinner — especially if the dinner includes a cameo by Jeff Dunham.
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