Dinner For Schmucks trailer debut

The trailer for the new Steve Carell/Paul Rudd comedy Dinner For Schmucks has debuted online. Scroll past the creepy smile to check it out.

Schmucks, directed by Jay Roach (Meet The Parents, Austin Powers), is a remake of the hilarious French farce Le Diner de Cons.

However, since I haven’t seen the French film in a little while, I’ll hand it over to the official plot synopsis to let you know what it’s all about.

The comedy “Dinner for Schmucks” tells the story of Tim (Paul Rudd), an up-and-coming executive who has just received his first invitation to the “dinner for idiots,” a monthly event hosted by his boss that promises bragging rights (and maybe more) to the exec that shows up with the biggest buffoon. Tim’s fiancée, Julie, finds it distasteful and Tim agrees to skip the dinner, until he bumps into Barry (Steve Carell) – an IRS employee who devotes his spare time to building elaborate taxidermy mouse dioramas – and quickly realizes he’s struck idiot gold. Tim can’t resist, and invites Barry, whose blundering good intentions soon sends Tim’s life into a frenzied downward spiral and a series of comic misadventures, threatening a major business deal, bringing crazy stalker ex-girlfriend , Darla, back into Tim’s life and driving Julie (or so Tim thinks) into the arms of another man.

Check out the trailer (via YouTube) below and let us know what you think!

I love seeing Rudd and Carrell work together, and the presence of the great Bruce Greenwood and Zach Galifianakis is hard not to get excited about. But, shouldn’t this trailer be hilarious?

Head over to Slashfilm to check out the film’s official poster.

Discuss: Does Dinner For Schmucks seem like it has the potential to be a Meet The Parents-sized hit?

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