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You, Me and Dupree

"You, Me and Dupree" is a situation comedy that subsists purely on vibe, namely Owen Wilson’s ever-boyish vibe of an innocence that has overstayed its welcome long into adulthood. As the title character Dupree, Wilson plays the loyal best friend to his newly married pal Carl (played with easy humility by Matt Dillon). Carl and his newlywed wife Molly (Kate Hudson) live under the shadow of her possessive father Mr. Thompson (Michael Douglas) who doubles as Carl’s real estate tycoon boss. However, it is Dupree that casts the longest shadow over the couple’s lives when they give him a place to stay for a ‘few days’ while he hunts for a job after losing his former employment for being absent while he played best man at the couple’s wedding in Maui. A hilarious dinner table scene with the four main characters spikes the movie into a stratosphere of humor beyond its otherwise predictable restraints. Special features include English, French or Spanish subtitles, a directors’ commentary track by Joe and Anthony Russo, a commentary track with screenwriter Michael LeSieur and producer Scott Stuber, deleted scenes, outtakes and an alternate ending. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, with sound processed in Dolby Digital 5.1. (Movie – Two Stars, DVD features - One Star) Rated PG-13, 100 mins. (Universal)

December 14, 2006 in Comedy | Permalink