DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS
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.