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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
12A
Cast
Kate Hudson
Owen Wilson
Matt Dillon
Michael Douglas.
Directors
Joe Russo
Anthony Russo.
Screenwriters
Mike LeSieur.
Running Time
minutes

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You, Me And Dupree
Owen Wilson is the unwelcome house guest of his newlywed best mate


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Plot
Along with the toasters and bed sheets, newlyweds Carl (Dillon) and Molly (Hudson) reluctantly take home their jobless and homeless best man, man-child Dupree (Wilson). A few days in, it’s clear they’d have preferred crockery.


Review
You, Me And Dupree

Wedding Crashers could have a lot to answer for. The success of the Frat Pack box office slayer has resulted in a virtual open chequebook policy from the studios for its stars, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. How wisely the cash is being spent, however, is up for debate.
 
In You, Me and Dupree, Wilson once again gets to act the buffoon, as a perpetual teenager incapable of holding on to his job or his apartment – which is why he ends up at the plush home of his newly married best pal Carl (Matt Dillon). Carl’s prissy wife Molly is patient but less than impressed, while his boss and father-in-law (Michael Douglas) piles on the pressure to make a combustible mix.
 
As a set-up there’s been worse, and Wilson is always watchable as a loveable loser. Moreover, directors Anthony and Joe Russo are best known for their TV work on the highly creative Arrested Development.  But sadly there’s no such imagination here: the story is so predictable it could be on rails, the characters are unbelievable and the sub-plots implausible and directionless. Even Wilson’s shtick starts to take its toll and, like his temporary landlady Molly, you can’t help but wish he’d quit screwing around and move it along.


Verdict
Wilson goes from crashing weddings to crashing newlyweds in a comedy that’s as tired as week-old wedding cake.


Reviewed by Tony Horkins

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Average user rating for You, Me And Dupree
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Good movie,good cast - not the best comey but fun watching!! ... More

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Posted by FanaticalAboutFilm at 09:05, 26 September 2009 | Report This Post


Sweet and quite funny

This is never a 2* movie. It's sweet, funny and has some hysterical scenes when Seth Rogen is involved ... More

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Posted by johncarrelson at 10:32, 10 July 2009 | Report This Post


good

I dont know why some people think it,s terrible.I know it would have been WWAAAYYY! BETTER if Ben Stiller took the part of Matt Dilon,but its still funny. ... More

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Posted by JohnPaul1996 at 19:52, 23 June 2008 | Report This Post


Stay away from Dupree

Unfunny and boring. Most of the jokes are in the trailer and they weren't that funny the first time. Runs out of jokes about 1/3 of the way thru. ... More

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Posted by lynnshep at 18:34, 05 February 2008 | Report This Post


good

I saw this movie thinking that it would be a goofy comedy but when began wacthing it I realized that really it was not really a comedy at all. Now even though this film is not very funny does not mean that it's not good and thats what has happend with this film.now you might be wondering why it's good then well the truth is that this film has a charm about it you watch it and all you say at the end is that's actally quite good. ... More

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Posted by ryanand conor at 11:53, 18 July 2007 | Report This Post


RE: You, Me And Dupree

Not at all as bad as I was anticipating, considering the amount of slack the frat pack often get. Wilson had some depth, Dillon was a bit psycho, Douglas had a rather pointless and irritating cameo part and Hudson was the pretty icing on the cake.   Bit of fun, but nothing more. ... More

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Posted by Jessica_ca_ca_ca at 09:53, 01 December 2006 | Report This Post


RE: You, Me And Dupree

It is a predictable run of the mill comedy with enough belly laughs to keep you entertained.  It doesn't have the kind of one liners that The Wedding Crashers / The 40 Year Old Virgin possessed but it still has moments of comedic brilliance that hold the audiences attention and make you chuckle. Its never going to be deemed as a brilliant movie due to its lack of substance and wafer thin plot but its a Friday night flick and what else could you expect.   An enetertai... More

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Posted by unhingedmoviepigeon at 09:38, 01 December 2006 | Report This Post


RE: You, Me and Dupree

I thought this was dreadful, a two bob rip off of far superior films, and Owen Wilson was far too old to be playing this sort of role, he was looking an awful lot like he was auditioning for the Rod Hull Story in some shots.    While I've liked Wilson in most of the films he's made so far, here the easy going slacker shtick just came across as awfully tired and hackneyed, hopefully the forthcoming The Darjeeling Limited he's making with Wes Anderson will be better than rubbish li... More

Posted by Indio at 22:04, 13 November 2006 | Report This Post


You, Me and Dupree

I agree that the movie was predictable, only becasue the trailers contain the best parts so you know what is coming, but I also felt that it was disjointed at times. Some scenes or jokes didn't fit into the flow of the film. While they may have been funny, it gave it an uneasy feel to watch. The film was very enjoyable with laugh out loud moments-a film you didn't have to think about. And who can resist Owen Wilson's frustrating yet loveable character, Dupree!! He is the comedy in the film! Whil... More

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Posted by sillygilly at 12:06, 10 October 2006 | Report This Post


Its utterly predictable and in no way life enhancing or changing but it is non the less a enjoyable enough movie and doesnt feel over long unlike many other frat pack movies! When given the choice of spending two hours watching this or little man I know where my allegiance lies and its not with a movie directed by or starring the Wayans brothers! ... More

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Posted by Richy T at 18:48, 21 September 2006 | Report This Post


a likeable and predictable comedy that appeals to the lowest common denominator- hence it's 3 weeks at no.1 ... More

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Posted by moviemaniac2 at 20:12, 17 September 2006 | Report This Post


RE: YOU, ME AND DUPREE

I thought this was all right but it's predictable. The second half takes the film in quite a different direction to the first half and makes it into something quite unexpected. Owen Wilson is endearing in his role - you just can't hate him. It's true though that all the best parts are in the trailer.   Average romcom really, I only saw it cos I snuck in for free after seeing Severance. ... More

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Posted by JV at 18:39, 29 August 2006 | Report This Post



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