"Dinner With Schmucks," the Steve Carell movie being promoted heavily right now, is based on "Diner de Cons," or "The Dinner Game," a French movie in the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) collection. The new version is getting good reviews, and the original was France's most popular film when it was released in 1998.
America has been remaking foreign films for years. "The Magnificent Seven
" starring Yul Brynner is a 1960 remake of Japan’s "Seven Samurai
" from 1954. Both are great movies. The original has to be a success to be remade for the American audience, so the originals are well worth checking out. Here are some of the other remakes and originals available at your library.