The titular feast comes surprisingly late in Dinner for Schmucks
, though few guests are likely to complain since the appetizers are nearly as savory as the main course. An English-language adaptation of writer/director Francis Veber’s 1998 comedy The Dinner Game
, Dinner for Schmucks
is at times uproariously funny, yet it’s occasionally a little too broad for its own good. The talented cast was obviously having a great time riffing on David Guion and Michael Handelman’s screenplay, and this is one instance where the enthusiasm of everyone involved actually translates into good comedy, instead of making us feel as if we’re observing an elaborate in...