Dinner for Schmucks
A rising executive's boss hosts a dinner party where he invites his friends to bring along the saddest, most pathetic loser they can find. But when the ultimate schmuck arrives, his actions somehow turn everyone else into the losers.
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- Jay Roach
- DVD and Blu-ray
PG-13Sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language
NoLanguage and sound
English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
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English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; behind-the-scenes featurette; gag reel; deleted scenes; additional featurettes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this remake of hit French comedy The Dinner Game is anchored by a premise that is, on its face, quite mean-spirited: The main character is invited to a dinner where he must bring someone whom his colleagues can ridicule. Plenty of mockery does take place, but there's a lesson about conscience and morality buried amid the snark. There's some swearing (including "s--t") and sexual content (nude women covered in body paint, references to "BJs," etc.), as well as social drinking. Expect teens to be drawn in by stars Paul Rudd and Steve Carell.
- Sexual Content
- One scene featuring three people engaged in erotic play involves nude women covered in body paint. There's also some suggestive dialogue and innuendo; for example, a woman begs a man to spank her, and a man confesses to being ignorant of a specifc parts of his wife's sexual anatomy. References to "BJs" and hookers.
- A few intense arguments escalate into brawls, complete with people throwing heavy objects at each other. A deranged woman takes out her frustrations on a very unfortunate sports car, leaving it a badly dented, moderately functional heap. A swordfight leads to a man losing his finger.
- Some swearing, including one "f--k," a few uses of "s--t" and "bulls--t," "hell," "damn," "ass," and "oh God" (used as an exclamation).
- Social Behavior
- The movie shows that some people are willing to do anything to get ahead, even if it means mocking and taking advantage of others. But it ultimately sends the message that doing so -- even if there might be significant material rewards -- isn't acceptable behavior, and there might be a moral price to pay.
- A Porsche sports car plays an important role in the film and is mentioned by name.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Some social drinking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it