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Devil’s DVD Disappointment: Our Idiot Brother

Our Idiot Brother is more therapy than comedy; a cinematic trip to the psychiatrist – if the psychiatrist is a shaggy, magical hippie. In a deserved lead role, Paul Rudd is the idiot (and shrink) in question – a man dumb enough to sell drugs to an uniformed officer, yet smart enough to solve life’s petty problems in 90 minutes or less.

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Our Idiot Brother

Our Idiot Brother is more therapy than comedy; a cinematic trip to the psychiatrist – if the psychiatrist is a shaggy, magical hippie. In a deserved lead role, Paul Rudd is the idiot (and shrink) in question – a man dumb enough to sell drugs to an uniformed officer, yet smart enough to solve life’s petty problems in 90 minutes or less.

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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks, the latest from director Jay Roach, starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd,  entertains the notion that people can be unintentionally entertaining, to intrinsically horrible people.   Carell plays Barry, a well meaning oaf, who is “befriended” by Rudd’s overly ambitious Tim.  They embark on a series of exploits, which in the end amount to little.

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Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks is memorable if only for its amazing ability to waste talent; high-profile, honorable, comedic talent.  It seems that more and more these valuable resources are squandered in mediocre films either spouting inane comments or filling in as human wallpaper. Read the rest of this entry

Dinner for Schmucks (Devil’s Advocate Review)

Dinner for Schmucks, the latest from director Jay Roach, starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd,  entertains the notion that people can be unintentionally entertaining, to intrinsically horrible people.   Carell plays Barry, a well meaning oaf, who is “befriended” by Rudd’s overly ambitious Tim.  They embark on a series of exploits, which in the end amount to little. Read the rest of this entry

Episode 34: Dinner For Schmucks

Toor and Mike got together this week to discuss dinner guests, comedic pairings, and foreign films remade for the American mainstream audience.

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Year One (Devil’s Advocate *sigh* what the hell was this edition)

As I prepared to write my review of Year One I remember what my Mom always says “If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.” Then I think to myself screw that…this movie was crap. Jack Black and Michael Cera are two sidekick actors thrown together in a leading capacity. Shocker of shockers it doesn’t work. Jack Black plays hunter Zed, who isn’t very good at hunting. Michael Cera plays Oh who can gather, but he whines a lot and is overly sarcastic. They get kicked out of the village and embark on a journey where nothing really happens.

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