Dinner For Schmucks is loosely based on the French film Le Dîner de cons. In order to secure his promotion, Tim Conrad has to bring a person with “talent” to a dinner organized by his boss. He meets Barry by accident and decides to bring him to the dinner. However, Barry’s appearance turns Tim’s life upside down.
Barry is a really interesting character because he’s into mice taxidermy and arranges them into elaborate dioramas, such as the “Mousa Lisa”. However, he can be really irritating at times because he doesn’t think much. It’s not the funniest show with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in it but the final dinner scene is rather hilarious and the taxidermied mice are pretty cute.