THURS­DAY

DIN­NER FOR SCHMUCKS

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

9PM, ONE

The open­ing cred­its say the fi lm was “in­spired by’’ the 1998 hit French com­edy The Din­ner Game. But if you’re look­ing to fi nd any in­spi­ra­tion, you’d bet­ter bring along a pow­er­ful tele­scope or a wild imag­i­na­tion. Paul Rudd plays an ex­ec­u­tive in­vited to a din­ner where guests are asked to bring along the big­gest id­iot they know. Steve Carell’s kitsch artist – a man who crafts his works from dead mice – fi ts the bill. Carell and a se­lect few cast­mates ( Flight of the Con­chords’ Je­maine Cle­ment and The Han­gover’s Zach Gal­ifi anakis) serve up a few snack- sized bites of snappy sur­re­al­ism, but too many bland in­gre­di­ents make for an in­sub­stan­tial movie meal.

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