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The New York Times Review of Dinner for Schmucks

The NY Times writes: “Dinner for Schmucks,” directed by Jay Roach (“Meet the Parents”) and based on a 12-year-old French movie known in English as “The Dinner Game,” is in some ways an exemplary modern Hollywood comedy. It treads a careful boundary between nasty and sweet, balancing the rude humor of humiliation with an affirming, tolerant, almost scolding final message: Be nice! It dabbles in sexual naughtiness without dreaming of going too far into complicated zones of lust and betrayal. (The French version, as you might expect, goes much further.)

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