over 4 years
Hilarious French comedy with master class comedic performance by Villeret.
over 6 years
Cinematically sparse but has a great script and entertaining to the end.
over 7 years
One of the funniest films I've ever seen. Brilliantly painful.
Le Dîner de Cons (English: "Dinner for Cretins"), marketed as The Dinner Game in the USA, is a 1998 French comedy film written and directed by Francis Veber. It is a cinema adaptation by Veber of his play Le Dîner de Cons.
Pierre Brochant, a Parisian publisher, attends a weekly "idiots' dinner", where guests, who are prominent Parisian businessmen, must bring along an "idiot" who the other guests can ridicule. At the end of the dinner, the evening's champion idiot is selected.
With the help of an "idiot scout", Brochant manages to find a "gem", François Pignon, a Finance Ministry employee whose passion is building replicas of landmarks with matchsticks. When Brochant starts to suffer from a bad back, his wife, Christine, leaves him shortly before Pignon arrives at his apartment, as she realizes that he still wants to go to the "idiots' dinner". Brochant initially wants Pignon to leave, but instead becomes reliant on him, because of his back problem and his need to resolve his...