Steve Carell and Paul Rudd team to serve up a bid ‘ole helping of “Dinner.”  Don’t worry folks, it doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth.

Steve: "Are you hanging you head in digust Paul???" Paul: "No Steve, I've got a raging headache because I can't decide how to spend all the money I've been raking in from hilarious comedy movies! Should I get the G5 or go halfsies on that place in the Hamptons with Jason Segal? Gah! Decisions, decisions!"

Premise:  Dinner for Schmucks revolves around Paul Rudd (TIM) who is an career driven analyst at a financial firm who, in trying to impress his girlfriend puts himself on the line for a promotion.  There’s only one catch.  He must bring an idiot to the bosses monthly dinner that they can make fun of.  Now I’m sure you can predict the ending.  Tim finds Steve Carell (Barry), a heartbroken taxidermist/IRS guy and decides he’ll push his morals aside for the time being and do this dinner.

His girlfriend dumps him, he learns that he’s a better man than he’s been acting and he wins her back from an Animalistic sex fiend artist Kieran played awesomely by Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame.

Dinner for Schmucks is no Oscar contender but it’s a fun comedy with it’s heart in the right place.  Specifically there is an amazing reoccurring bit with stuffed mice that Barry uses to illustrate famous paintings, events in history or aspects of his own life.

Barry explains "Of Mice and Men...and Jesus."

I’d like to highlight a couple things here that I think are of note.  (4 Points)

1.  Steve Carell is leaving The Office.  Sad as it is to say we won’t be seeing much of Michael Scott anymore. :(  The upside is that it leaves him more time for what he calls “spending more time with family” and we hope is actually more movie time and hopefully an Anchorman sequel.  Let’s just pray he doesn’t make another movie like this.

Oh yea Steve, this is REAL believable, people rest their head on their pancakes ALL the time. This poster also begs a "Butterface" joke which I can't seem to place.

2.  Paul Rudd is a new comic main man.  Ok so it used to be Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell.  Now it seems like the likes of Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen and Jason Segal are really stepping up in the world.  (Honorable mention for Chris Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill and Michael Cera.)  What will Rudd do next???

Coming 2011... Paul Rudd in...Baywatch: The Dude Class!

3.  The world needs more Ron Livingston.  He had a minor role in Dinner for Schmucks and ever since office space I’ve been wondering why isn’t Ron Livingston in more stuff.  Oh yea I remember, he committed career suicide in the minds of men by going over to the dark side for a reoccurring role on Sex in the City.  Ewwwww!  I want to see the Ron Livingston that smashes printers (Office Space) and shoots people (Band of Brothers.)  Ron!  Smack your agent in the face and tell him you deserve better!

"Ground Control to Major Ron, Ground Control to Major Ron. Take your protein pills and put your helmut on..." -David Bowie

4.  I’ve never seen Zach Galifianakis unfunny.  Seriously if you’ve ever seen some of his stand-up it’s hilarious.  His “talkshow” Between Two Ferns is HILARIOUS.  This guy is AMAZING.

On acting: "I like to think of myself as a young Richard Dreyfuss," said Galifianakis. Minus the whole "Mr. Holland's Opus" thing.

I wanted to do you all a favor so I’ve embedded here a few Zach gems.  DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND WATCH THEM NOW!!!

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