After watching today’s second trailer (here was the first), I’m getting pretty psyched for Paul Rudd and Steve Carell’s Dinner With Schmucks — directed by Jay Roach — which comes out July 23. The title used to annoy me, but I suddenly find elegance in its literalness, and honestly could anything involving Ron Livingston, Bruce Greenwood, Jemaine Clement, Kristen Schaal, a character named “Lewis Ventriloquist,” and Zach Galifianakis in a crazy coat (pictured) possibly go wrong? As a feast, yes; as a film…maybe not! I’m just digging how unapologetically ridiculous it all is. Maybe I’m in one of my moods. I don’t know. Video after the jump, or watch the hi-res version at Apple. Sidenote: While struggling to come up with Ron Livingston’s real name, I called him “Peter Berger” out loud. You may remember him from acclaimed film/TV crossover Office Space and the City.
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