Dinner For Schmucks
"Unpleasant in the way that if you take a piece of fruit and leave it under the sofa in the corner of the room and it starts to rot and disintegrate and make a smell and you can't quite figure out where the horrible putrefaction is coming from, but you know there is a bad odor in the atmosphere. You can smell how bad the film is." - Mark Kermode, BBC Radio 5live
From a certain point of view, Dinner For Schmucks - in which Paul Rudd brings Steve Carrell and his collection of dead hamsters to tea as a way of impressing his boss - could be considered a definitive Brechtian Alienation Device, in which the actors continually remind the audience that they are the schmucks for paying to watch such humourless drivel in the first place.