April 19th, 2010
09:50 AM ET

Trailer Park: Male comedic duos hit the big screen

Every now and then a couple of trailers come out at the same time that seem to share a common theme. This week, two such videos grabbed my attention. Both are for movies that hope to entertain fans with the bumbling antics of a mismatched male comedic duo.

First, there’s Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in “The Other Guys.” The A-list pair stars as unlikely New York detectives determined to mimic the heroism and machismo of another, much more revered, NYPD duo played by Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. A highlight for me came during one moment in the trailer when Wahlberg simply can’t believe that Will Ferrell’s character is married to Eva Mendes.

The other film is called “Dinner for Schmucks.” It stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd and is directed by “Meet the Parents” and “Austin Powers” director, Jay Roach.

In the film, Rudd’s character is confronted with a moral dilemma. In an effort to get a promotion at work he must find a guest for his boss’s monthly mean-spirited get-together, a so-called “dinner for idiots.” When Carell enters the picture, it would seem Rudd has found the perfect “schmuck” for the occasion.

Both films, “The Other Guys” and “Dinner for Schmucks,” seem to play to their stars’ strong sense of humor and comedic timing. Audiences can find out which film they prefer this summer - “Schmucks” hits theaters July 23 and “Guys” debuts two weeks later on August 6.

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  1. bsi standards

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    May 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gay Guy

    I don't care...I just love Paul Rudd...he is a hottie!!!!!!!

    April 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. timbo

    dinner for schmucks takes its cues from the french film 'le dîner de cons' or 'the dinner game' made in '98

    pretty funny and id recommend it. these two look good as well

    April 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Angela

    I'll prefer 'The other Guys' with all the star featured. I think it make sense.

    April 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jo

    Cant wait to seem them both ..

    April 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |

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