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Still shot from the movie: Dinner For Schmucks.

Dinner For Schmucks

What would you do to get a promotion? For Tim (Paul Rudd) the answer has already been provided. He must invite the most eccentric person he can find to his boss's "dinner for idiots." While debating the ethics of participating in an event designed to create amusement by laughing at someone else, Tim meets Barry (Steve Carell) -- the perfect candidate for the party. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 114
Theater Release: 30 Jul 2010
Video Release: 04 Jan 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Who determines the status of people in society? In this movie, what are some of the common features of characters that are presented as successful versus those who are seen as “schmucks”?

How can we tell when we are laughing with, instead of laughing at someone?

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