Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dinner for Failure

First failure of the blog.  This is the first that came to mind, as it was one of the more epic fails in recent memory.  Me and some buds rented this on-demand last night, and all had the same thoughts.  So here is the first Here's to Fail's movie review!

This movie has Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, and that dude from Flight of the Conchords.  There's no way this movie could fail right?  I'll inform you of that in a moment.  Here's the rundown.

Paul Rudd works in some company where he kisses major ass for chances at promotions.  He is considered for this promotion, he will get his own office and everything, all his dreams coming true, fuckin A.  He has a hot girlfriend too by the way, and he is ready to propose any minute.  So, his superiors inform him that he is considered for the promotion, and they tell him this weird company tradition; they all invite the dumbest person they know to dinner, and the corporate smart-asses can make fun of them, and will award a trophy to the most "special" guest of the night.

Paul Rudd is a pussy right from the start.  He hears about what he needs to do to get the promotion of his dreams, and he is conflicted whether he will go through with it or not.  His girlfriend, being the obvious man in the relationship, tells him he can't do it.  Paul Rudd obeys, and decides he won't do it.... until he runs into Steve Carell; the most annoying character in a movie ever.

Steve Carell doesn't play an idiot, he plays an annoyance.  From the moment he walks into Paul Rudd's apartment, he begins to fuck up this guys life.  And that's the movie: Steve Carell fucking up Paul Rudd's life.  And it doesn't stop.... for 2 hours.  Paul Rudd may be a pussy, but he doesn't deserve all of this.  You want it to stop after Paul Rudd's entire life is thoroughly fucked up, but Steve Carell just keeps going.  The whole time you just wanna punch Steve Carell in the face for being such a fuckup.  He really pissed me off.  I knew the movie would somehow have a happy ending, but fuck that, I just wanted to get Steve Carell's character out of my life forever.  Even the antagonist, that dude from Flight of the Conchords, wins your affection due to the hatred towards Steve Carell's character.

The movie was very forgetful, I don't even remember how it turned around into a happy ending from the shit of all shit it turned into.  There was a few laughs, that's about it.  Zach Galifianakis was funny as fuck as usual.

This movie gets the Here's to Fail's official seal of:



  1. Steve Carell whats this guys deal most of his movies lately have been vey average. What happen to Brick?

  2. Haha, I figured this movie would be something like that judging from the previews. Thanks for the review!

  3. Ha! Everything you just wrote is exactly how I imagined the movie would be.

  4. yeah man you did a good review on this keep it up!

  5. Thanks for the review, because I was considering watching this soon.

  6. I didn't think it was that bad! Dx