You, Me and DupreeJuly 14, 2006
A best man (Wilson) stays on as a houseguest with the newlyweds, much to the couple's annoyance.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 5.6/10 (39,110 voted)
Critic's Score: 46/100
Stars: Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon
For newlyweds Carl and Molly Peterson, life can't get any sweeter as they begin anew to settle down into married life. With a nice house and established careers in tow, nothing seems to get in their way. However, Carl is about find out just how much friendship means when Dupree, his best friend has been displaced from his home and fired from his job because of attending their wedding. Taking his friend in, what Carl and Molly are about to experience is that the fine line between a few days and whatever else is after, can be a lot more than they bargained for. Especially when their friend overstays his welcome in far too many ways than he should.
Sidney S. Liufau
(as Sidney Liufau)
(as Houston McCrillis)
Two's company. Dupree's a crowd.
Universal Pictures (us) |
Release Date: 14 July 2006
Filming Locations: 2406 Gramercy Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $21,525,560
(16 July 2006)
Did You Know?
Casting brought in producer/performer Anthony Begonia to improv audition an unscripted Hawaiian bartender line which didn't make it in the film right before the "Flaming Tornado" is unleashed.
When Neil and Dupree are watching the game at Carl's house, Carl gets home, opens a bottle of scotch and pours himself a glass. When he approaches Dupree he is holding the opened bottle, then the cap is on, then it changes to the glass of scotch that was on the counter, then back to the capped bottle.
The doctor said most of my injuries are emotional.
Not great, but it's good for a few chuckles and a two-hour break from reality
Whenever a movie mistakenly thinks a bad pun of a tagline ("Dupree's a
crowd" anyone?) is gonna rope in ye olde movie-going audience, there is
officially room to be concerned with what you're about to watch. OK, so
the tagline isn't as bad as some, but it is enough to raise a red flag.
However, is it enough to indicate what's to come?
Welp, I'm happy to say that once again I'm gonna keep my distance from
all your unfavorite (I'm makin' up words, baby!) stuffed-shirt critics
out there who are giving You, Me and Dupree a merciless shredding
because it doesn't meet the inherent level of pretension they so
girlfriendlessly demand. That's right, folks. I, Johnny Betts, enjoyed
You, Me and Dupree. I'm one of about three movie reviewers to boldly
make that claim, but doggone on it, I'm sticking by it.
Granted, my enjoyment was heightened due to the fact that I kept my
expectations low and didn't have to pay to see the movie, but I was
entertained all the same.
It's only fair that I be perfectly honest and admit I'm somewhat easily
amused when it comes to watching actors and actresses that I really
like, and Dupree sports a great cast. Mileages will vary depending on
your tolerance level of the actors involved.
Owen Wilson is one of my constant comedic favorites, once again
displaying that crooked nose we all love and projecting child-like
innocence with his signature charm. I also love his ability to
sincerely deliver outrageous and cheesy lines in ways that make them
seem not quite so outrageous or silly.
Then there's Kate Hudson, only the absolute cutest thing that Hollywood
has going for it. She plays this role a little more low key than usual,
but she's still irresistible, evidenced by her black bikini scene where
she proves that she inherited what was always her mom's best *ahem*
Rounding out the cast, straight-man Matt Dillon's cool as always, and
Seth Rogen, though woefully underused, brings an impressive
laughs-to-screen time ratio. Most of you will remember him from The 40
Year-Old Virgin, but he'll always be Ken Miller and Ron Garner to me.
If neither of those names means anything to you then we need to have a
serious talk about a couple of DVD sets you might want to consider
Is this a film that'll find its way to the top of any of these actors'
resumes? No. Is it a non-stop laugh-fest? No. Is it a film I can watch
over and over and cry with laughter every time? Nah. Will you be
disappointed if you're expecting something along the lines of The
Wedding Crashers? Most likely.
After all, I never said the movie doesn't have its flaws. Some of the
humor is a little too conventional and predictable, and the dramatic
dialogue isn't exactly the most compelling to grace the screen, so no,
this isn't gonna go down in the Book of Comedy Classics, nor do I feel
a necessity to pencil it in as a future addition to my DVD collection
(unless the special features are loaded with Kateness). But I found it
to be a fun, light-hearted, silly way to take a 2-hour break from the
real world. As I mentioned in the paragraphs above, its greatest
strength is in its likable cast and their chemistry, and I appreciate
the charm it displayed in never taking itself too seriously.
Plus, the majority of the screening crowd seemed to enjoy it. I've
personally never had nor been a third wheel like Dupree, but those of
you who can relate to such an experience might appreciate it on a
I can't say that You, Me and Dupree is a film that just absolutely
demands to be seen on the big screen, but it's certainly the kind of
movie that you usually watch with friends and family where most
everyone will walk away with a good chuckle, no one will be overly
offended, Aunt Ella will comment on how "it was cute," no one's life
will be dramatically altered, and Uncle Larry's uninvited segue into
some boring recollections about his own "Dupree" experiences will wake
everybody back up to their nightmare reality.
All in all, if you think no one can bring seven different kinds of
smoke like Owen Wilson, and you find Kate Hudson to be seven different
kinds of smokin' then there's something here for you to enjoy. Be it at
a matinée or as a future rental. It might just help you discover your
You, Me and Dupree might not deliver two solid hours of nothing but
out-loud laughter and the dramatic elements might falter at times, but
there's no denying that the cast is great, and if you love those
involved then you'll find some enjoyment here. I wouldn't pay more than
matinée prices, and if you don't have a lot of spending money to throw
around then just save it for a rental.