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Eternal Optometrist

29 Jul

The good news is that the titular gathering in Dinner for Schmucks lives up to its billing and is a very funny scene — perhaps the best in the entire movie.

The bad news, however, is that the scene is not longer, and it takes almost an hour and a half to get to it.

Until then, this film — about a guy (Paul Rudd) who must bring a loser (Steve Carell) to a dinner party in order to win a promotion — is only mildly amusing.

Carell’s character is weird, but I didn’t find him to be the absurdly over-the-top weird, awkward loser that he’s supposed to be. Continue reading