You, Me and Dupree

  • 12
  • Anthony Russo, Joe Russo (2006)
  • US
  • 104 min
You, Me and Dupree
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Owen Wilson's laid-back slacker charm isn't enough to carry this flimsy, contrived comedy vehicle from director brothers Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood). He plays the newly unemployed loser best friend of recently married Matt Dillon, who's allowed to move into the marital home - much to the annoyance of Dillon's wife Kate Hudson. A subplot involving Dillon's conflict with his father-in-law and boss (played by Michael Douglas) seems to belong in a different movie. In movies like Zoolander, Meet the Parents and The Royal Tenenbaums, Wilson has successfully sparked off the comic strengths of co-star Ben Stiller. But without an effective foil he's clearly struggling, and the bland direction makes the whole exercise feel annoyingly undercooked.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon. Newlyweds Carl and Molly Peterson are settling down to what they hope will be the perfect life together. Then Carl feels duty bound to give his friend Randy Dupree shelter for a few days and the homeless slacker soon becomes a cuckoo in their love nest.

Cast and crew

Cast

Randy Dupree
Owen Wilson
Molly Peterson
Kate Hudson
Carl Peterson
Matt Dillon
Mr Thompson
Michael Douglas (1)
Neil
Seth Rogen
Annie
Amanda Detmer
Toshi
Ralph Ting
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong

Crew

Director
Anthony Russo
Director
Joe Russo

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Guidance: 
Swearing, sexual references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 25 Aug 2006
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Cinram Logistics (Swindon)
Categories
Comedy

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