Both versions show the cost of pride and the grace of humility, which we learn about throughout Scripture (Psalms 138:5, Proverbs 18:12, Romans 12:6). But Dinner for Schmucks adds some disturbing material that hurts, rather than helps the film. It's a meal that might leave you satisfied in some ways, but a little queasy in others.


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CAUTIONS:

  • Language/Profanity:  Lord's name taken in vain numerous times; jokes made about words that sound like the "f" word, and later, the actual "f" word is used; a mouse dressed up as Jesus and posed as part of a Last Supper scene; Jesus is said to have written the Bible, and other jokes about Jesus reflect the characters' ignorance; references to sex organs; an online stalker asks, "Are you touching yourself?"; other verbal references to sex and to being sexually aroused; Barry is humiliated when he doesn't understand his wife's expression of sexual need.

  • Smoking/Drinking/Drugs:  Scenes of drinking; wine bottles are thrown and smashed.

  • Sex/Nudity:  Image of a penis; a picture of a woman in underwear, seen from behind, is used as visual identification to determine a woman's identity; a woman is said to be "wild in the sack"; a naked woman is briefly seen in profile; a man and two women are naked except for coverings over their nether regions; a comment that monogamy isn't natural in the animal kingdom; a stalker threatens to force herself on Barry; she removes her top and asks to be spanked; kissing and caressing; a mouse diorama shows a man entering a bedroom and discovering his wife with another man; discussion of gonorrhea; cleavage; discussion of post-coital behavior; a man refers to one of his fingers as his wife's favorite.

  • Violence/Crime:  A stalker pursues Tim; wine bottles are hurled at individuals; a blind fencer lashes out with his sword; an encouragement to "kick him in the business"; a finger is sliced off.