Paramount releases three clips from its upcoming "Dinner for Schmucks," the already once-delayed comedy from Jay Roach, starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd (clips via the always-on-top-of-it Collider.com).
Despite the winning cast that includes Zach Galifianakis and Jermaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords"), there's a certain off smell about this comedy.
These clips do little to Febreeze it away. Bad-back slapstick, Galifianakis being Galifianakis, awkward dinner with Carell befuddling some foreigners ... nothing new to see here.
We'll reserve the right to be wrong about this one, given the pedigree, but it looks like a dud.