“ Genre: Comedy / Theatrical Release: 2006 / Actors: Kevin Breznahan, Pat Crawford Brown ... / HD DVD released 21 November, 2006 at Universal Studios / Features of the HD DVD: AC-3, Colour, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen „
This film shows Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson at their best. But I have tp say that Michael Douglas steals the show as the crazy father in law from Hell, determined to make his son in law as miserable as humanly possible.
Kate Hudson is newly married, but sometimes it feels like there is 3 people in her marriage. Her husbands best friend, Dupree is desperate to cling on to his bachelor life, and cannot accept that him and his best friend aren't 18 year old college roomies anymore. His reluctance to grow up and move on causes a huge strain in their relationship. He refuses to conform to society and eventually quits his job and moves in with his best friends, much to Hudson's dismay. This is when the trouble really begins.
The trouble includes naked escapades with a teacher which ends in their marital home being destroyed.
But far from this making her husband appear perfect in comparison to his loony friend, it only reminds Hudson that her husband has no time whatsoever for her, constantly putting his work first. They spend less and less time together and Dupree ends up becoming her confidante. A fact that makes her husband incredibly jealous.
Will this be the end of their relationship and what becomes of Dupree?
This is the perfect rom-com - hilarious yet touching.
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'You, me and Dupree' was released in August 2006 and has always been one of those movies that I liked the look of when it came out, but never actually got round to viewing; until yesterday that is. It stars the lovely Kate Hudson, whom you will remember from the likes of How to lose a guy in ten days, Almost Famous, Fools Gold and Bride Wars, the very funny Owen Wilson from Starsky and Hutch, Wedding Crashers and Marley and Me, as well as Michael Douglas, a man who needs no introduction.
Essentially, the film is a light hearted comedy, which centres around the themes of work-life balance, friendship and romance. The main characters are Molly (Kate Hudson) and Carl (Matt Dillon), newlyweds who have recently moved into there marital home. Carl has many lad mates who spend the majority of their time at the local bar watching the american football and he has tried to pull himself in a bit with regard to this as after all he is a married man now! However, he soon finds himself a bit closer to that lifestyle than he had bargained for when his good old mate Randy Dupree turns up on his doorstep having lost his job and his lady. Naturally, Carl takes him in while he searches for a new job and attempts to get himself back on his feet. Molly is not impressed to start with, however, her an Dupree strike up an unlikely close nit friendship after Carl begins to spend more and more time at work; he works for Molly's fathers company, a large property development firm and he is career mad. Molly's father, Bob Peterson is probably the father in law from hell for Carl, it is clear the pair do not see eye to eye and this comes to fruition when Bob chooses another chap to deliver the speech which signs and seals the project which Carl has been working frantically on for the past two months! You're probably getting the picture, Carl and Molly are drifting aprat, he's late for dinner everyday and Dupree can see how much Molly loves him, but how dissapointed she is with the amount of attention she is getting from her husband and how little hes seems to care about it. He sets the wheels in motion to try and rectify the problem in an attempt to show the world that he is not as useless as everybody thinks. I'm not going to tell you how it ends up as that would be a big spoiler, but I though it was a cracking movie.
The on screen chemistry between Wilson and Hudson, even though they weren't playing a couple was great and they seemed to really enjoy shooting the movie. Wilson as Dupree delivers a hillarious speech at a school careers day where Molly works as a teacher, rambling on about your calling from the mothership and how everybody has a destiny in life, not exactly what she had in mind I feel when she heard he was to stand in and deliver the speech in the place of hubby Carl.
Michael Douglas was very convincing in his role as the nasty father in law and he actually delivers some of the biggest and funniest lines in the film. To prepare you, there are two that stick out in my mind, the first involves a vasectomy and the second a fishing trip...classic!
Overall, the storyline is great because it is very believeable andI'm sure that many people will have had to put mates up in the past when they have lost their job, home or partner. It also delivers some great comedy lines and will make you laugh out loud in places. A great light hearted rom com I suppose, but blokey enough to enjoy if you prefer more manly stuff.
I'd definitely recommend the movie and I believe you can pick it up on play.com for as little as £3.89.
Kate Hudson - Molly Peterson
Owen Wilson - Randolph Randy Dupree
Matt Dillon - Carl Peterson
Michael Douglas - Bob Thompson
Seth Rogen - Neil (plays a small part in the movie, but is very funny)
Amanda Detmer - Annie
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Please note that this is a review of the film only. I do not watch the bonus features, director's cuts/commentary or anything else apart from the main feature therefore I cannot comment on these aspects of the DVD.
Written by Michael LeSieur and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo "You Me and Dupree" is a story about a long term friendship that was released back in August 2006.
Carl and Molly Peterson are two newly-weds looking forward to a long and happy life together. Having recently moved in to a new home in a nice area, both have good steady jobs and things are definitely looking sweet. However, their world is about to be shook up by Dupree, a lifelong friend of Carl.
Having found out that Dupree lost his job and home, just so he could be present at the wedding, the pair start feeling guilty and let Dupree stay with them so he can sort himself out and get back on his feet. With Dupree starting to outstay his welcome and Molly wanting him gone combined with Mr Thompson (Molly's father) applying pressure Carl is starting to feel the pinch and paranoia about his position as 'man of the household' sets in.
Will Dupree ever go? Will the friendship and the marriage survive this tough test? Does a name really make a man?
Finding this film in the comedy section of my local DVD shop, and starring Owen Wilson, I was under the impression this film was going to be quite funny and whilst I knew it wouldn't have me in stitches throughout I thought it would make me laugh a bit. Unfortunately, it failed to make me chuckle let alone give a full on belly aching laugh so it was a bit of a disappointment.
First impressions were very good and the opening scenes looked promising, however it did start to slide somewhat. The story line had loads of potential and with numerous ways the producers could have developed it I think the finished article lacked depth, thought and originality. Consequently, it is a bit run of the mill and very predictable, yet despite this "You Me and Dupree" is still enjoyable, entertaining and quite an endearing film that tugs at the heart strings in certain places.
One thing I noticed whilst watching this film was the total lack of chemistry between the cast. The onscreen relationships were false and totally unbelievable, and I think the film suffered as a result. Some actors seem to "gel" and their performance on screen just works. Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker, Will Smith/Martin Lawrence, Vince Vaughan/Owen Wilson are prime examples of partnerships that worked, but the Owen Wilson/Matt Dillon and Matt Dillon/Kate Hudson combinations just don't and I found them to be flat. In my opinion, the only part of the film that looked believable was the Wilson/Hudson scene at the dinner table.
Maybe Wilson should have been cast as Karl instead of Dupree? Other than in that one scene none of the cast seemed to "gel" and rather than a team working towards a common goal they came across as every man/woman for him/herself, and I think the film suffered somewhat as a result.
Overall the acting is pretty mediocre and nothing to shout about. Owen Wilson definitely gives the best performance and is by far the funniest character. That said, the performance of Dupree is not Owen Wilson at his best, and he appears to have lost his "mojo" somewhat. Maybe it is the cast of fellow actors that affect how Wilson performs and if this is the case then I think he should stick to Vince Vaughan.
I have never really warmed to Matt Dillon as an actor and I just don't find him funny. From his poor lack lustre efforts in "There's Something About Mary" to " I just don't find him entertaining to watch and it was no different in this film.
Kate Hudson was watchable but all for the wrong reasons. Watching her prance around in her skimpy undies and seeing her light up the screen with her distinctive and heart melting smile definitely kept me hooked whilst she was on screen, but her actual acting performance in this film just didn't do it for me. In my opinion, she was brilliant in "How To Lose A Guy In 10 days" so her performance in this was a bit disappointing. Despite this I will definitely watch other films she is in/will be in purely because she is just so gorgeous.
Seth Rogan's relatively small role of was equally un-inspiring. Whilst his role was not completely the typical "stoner and lazy bum" roles he is usually cast for it was not a million miles away. Seth really does appear to be a bit of a one trick pony and I don't rate him that highly.
****Would I recommend it?****
If you are looking for a laugh out loud film then this is not for you. If you are looking for a deep and meaningful film then this is not for you. If you are looking for a fast, high octane and fast action paced film then this is not for you. However, if you are looking for a simple and easy to watch film that requires no concentration then this is a film to consider.
The acting isn't brilliant and die-hard Owen Wilson fans are likely to be disappointed with lack lustre performance but he does give the best performance by a long way and this film would be totally flat without him although watching the stunning Kate Hudson in little clothing does make up for it, so it's not all bad.
Carl Peterson - Matt Dillon
Molly Peterson - Kate Hudson
Dupree - Owen Wilson
Mr Thompson - Michael Douglas
Neil - Seth Rogan
Annie - Amanda Detmer
Run time - 108 minutes
Certificate - 12
One award and two other nominations
You, Me and Dupree starts with the wedding of Molly and Carl (played by Kate Hudson and Matt dillion) the main characters are all featured in this part with Michael Douglas as Mollys father, Seth rogen as one of Carls friends and Owen willson as Randolph Dupree (Dupree)
The couple arrive back after their wedding and start planning their life together, moving into a new home together. Carl goes out on one of his boys nights out and then finds out that his best man Dupree has been sleeping at a bar as he got fired from his job because of a mix up with his days off and attending his wedding. Carl takes Dupree home to stay with them until he sorts himself out.
With Carl gaining a higer position in mollys fathers company and not being around as much Molly and Dupree start to develop a close friendship and Carl begins to get jealous of this.
There are some really funny bits in this film involving nudity, toilets and Duprees accident with a lady friend. I didn't think that this film was amazing but i did like it and i think the ideas behind it were really good but the film could've been funnier with this.
I do think that its a good watch and i think that its a really likeable film in general i just didn't find that it didn't impress me.
I really liked Kate hudsons character Molly in this film. I really found her easy to relate to. Shes just got married and would do anything for her husband and finds that he has brought his friend home. Although she isn't impressed she wouldn't want him to be on the streets, she finds a real friend in him. Nothing more because she loves her husband.
I really loved Duprees speach at the school, it was completely different from anything that you've seen being said to kids before. It made me laugh and this character also showed another side to Owen Wilson.
I've seen this film a fair few times and each time I watch it it still makes me laugh and I still enjoy it as much as I did the first time I saw it.
It's about a couple, Molly (Kate Hudson) and Carl (Matt Dillon), who have just got married, moved into their own home and are looking forward to beginning their new life together. But when Carl's best friend, Dupree (Owen Wilson), loses his job and house and ends up moving in with them, Molly and Carl's own relationship starts to be affected.
I love Kate Hudson in all of her films which is probably one of the reasons why I enjoy this one so much. She's perfect in this playing the wife who becomes easily irritated by her husband's friend and this is something that I can quite easily relate to! Although I'm sure I don't have to put up with as much as her character does including Dupree walking in on them when they're in bed together, stinking out the couple's ensuite bathroom and changing things around their home.
Despite Dupree being a very annoying character, he is the one that provides the majority of the laughs in this with his very annoying yet sometimes hilarious actions. Owen Wilson is the perfect person to play the role of Dupree as he makes the character seem quite stupid and immature yet with a sensitive side.
Matt Dillon is the only one that I'm not too keen on as I've seen a few of his other movies in which he often plays the nasty guy so I've come to think of him as having horrible characters. His character is lovely in this though and you can't help but feel so sorry for him being stuck in the middle of his angry wife and annoying friend.
This is a very funny film and one that I enjoy watching over and over again. The acting is great and it is always sure to make me laugh.
You, Me and Dupree, which was originally released in 2006 is a pretty funny movie and stars Matt Dillon and the every reliable Owen Wilson in the main roles with Kate Hudson as the other main character.
The movie starts with a beautiful Hawaiian Beach scene where the soon to be married Carl Peterson played by Matt Dillon and Molly Thompson played by Kate Hudson enjoy themselves. They are having a great time when they get a knock at the door from Neil played by Seth Rogen who announces, it's Dupree played by Owen Wilson. While Carl and Dupree drive to an open area of the island, Molly and her father played by Michael Douglas are making last minute prepararations for the engaement party.
After the party, Dupree and Carl have a private chat in which Carl informs Dupree that he is the best man for his upcoming wedding. So they get married, move into their new home and settle down to a happy life together. However, things change when one day Carl is at his local pub and finds his friend Dupree who has lost his job and apartment. He moves in with the newlyweds and things really start to get interesting and complicated for Carl.
This movie is a romantic comedy revolving around newlyweds Carl and Molly, plus Carl's best friend Dupree who falls on hard times. No matter how good friends you are, it's never easy inviting a friend into your home, espcially if you've just got married. In the end Carl must face up the realities of this and the problems involved. His marriage ends up being in trouble and that combined with ever increasing hours at the hands of her dad who is his boss and a jealousy of Dupree spending more and more time with is wife develops into a funny comedy.
I really found this entertaining, but then I think alot of stuff that Owen Wilson does is pretty good as he is such an infectious character. It is a great romantic comedy and I highly recommend this to anyone who is an Owen Wilson fan or even if you're not check it out.
The other night , I was in bed late at night , flicking through the channels , looking for something decent to watch on the television , when I came across 'You Me And Dupree' which was showing on ITV2. This film has been on my 'to watch list' for sometime now , although I still hadn't got around to it , and now seemed like my perfect chance.
You , Me And Dupree is an American Comedy film , released in the United Kingdom on August 25th 2006. The film stars Owen Wilson , Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon. The movie was directed by Anthony and Joe Russon. Running time of this movie is one hundred and eight minutes (twelve minutes short of two hours). This movie is a 12 which means it must not be viewed by persons under the age of twelve. This DVD is available to buy from Amazon for £3.98 which I think is a very reasonable price for a DVD.
The plot consists of Carl Peterson and Randy Dupree who have been best friends for years. However when Carl meets a girl who eventually ends up marrying , Dupree who is the best man at the wedding , begins to feel a little left out. Carl is a success , he has a good job , a nice home , a wife whereas Dupree has know one. When Dupree loses his job and apartment , being a good mate , Carl invites him to stay at their place until he gets back on his feet. Although , Dupree isn't really the ideal guest ; he has extremely bad habits , bad hygiene and a bad attitude. What will they do with their new 'housemate'? Watch You Me And Dupree to find out!
I absolutely loved this film! It made me laugh out loud so many times! I think the funniest moment for me was when Dupree is leaving their house 'to start a new life' and is riding his bike with all his belongings , everyone else is waving him off and it's a really emotional and 'serious' goodbye and then just as he gets off their drive , he falls off his bike!Luckily he's fine though!
I don't think I have seen a film with Kate Hudson , nor Owen Wilson before , but since watching this movie , I am going to look out more for their movies , as they really showed what good actors they really are. As for Matt Dillon, he is VERY hot! He's also a good actor too! :) He reminded me a bit of Jack Branning from Eastenders!
I thought that the storyline was quite interesting. Although I have heard a few bad reviews about this film stating how it has 'all been done before' , I myself can honestly say that I have never seen a film like this with a similar storyline before. This movie certainly makes for pleasant viewing! There's a lot of laughs to be had and I think it is a perfect light hearted movie to watch with the girls or with your partner!
If your looking for a laugh , I would definately recommend this film!
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I got this film last year as I wanted to boost up my DVD collection with a romantic comedy. As soon as I first saw this Film advertised on TV, I automatically knew that I wanted to see it. Unfortunately I couldn't get to see it at the cinema, so I had to wait a whole year until it got released onto DVD.
It is a romantic comedy starring Owen Wilson (Dupree), Matt Dillon (Carl) and Kate Hudson (Molly). Carl and Molly have recently got married, but when they get back to their home find out that Dupree is homeless. Carl offers him to move in with them for 'a couple of days'. Dupree promises to make a fresh start band find a new job so he can move out and find his own home.
He makes friends with alot of neighbourhood kids and ends staying there for more than a couple of days. So he ends up getting very close to Molly. Meanwhile Carl is having trouble at work, getting ever more stressed out and coming home late, things reach a boiling point, when he tries to strangle Dupree, while his step-father is watching.
Molly is desperate for Carl, and her father to get on, but it is looking increasingly unlikely.
Overall, this is a very funny film, which I got from WHSmiths for £7, which was alse down form £8. So it was a bit if a bargain! A laugh out loud comedy, and at 110 minutes, lasts a good while as well. Definately a film which I would recommend.
This is an absoloutly hilarious 2006 movie starring Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon, Kate Hudson and Michael Douglas.
The story is about a couple who are getting married (Dillon and Hudson) and Wilson plays the best man Randolf Dupree who finds himself down on his luck when he loses his job and home and asks the couple if he can stay with them in their new home until he gets on his feet again.
Dupree promises he will find a new job and says he will just be staying for a couple of days but soon makes friends with the local kids and spends his days playing ball with them and then starts a relationship with one of the brides work colleagues who he becomes obsessed with.
Michael Douglas plays the father of Molly, he is overbearing and tells his new son in law that he wants his daughter to keep her maiden name and says he dosent think they should have children.
Molly warms to Dupree and becomes friends with him much to her husbands annoyance.
This is a really funny film that will cheer you up in this depressing and gloomy country that we live in so if you are feeling down its a definate feel good film.
Running time of 110 minutes.
Currently available from £9.99 from Play.com
Molly (Kate Hudson) and Carl (Matt Dillon) are two newlyweds whom have their lives invaded and "turned upside down" when Carl's best man Randolph Dupree (Owen Wilson) announces that he has lost his job and house, and alternatively moves in with them.
However, Dupree's bathroom and bedroom manner is disgusting and inappropriate, and he overstays his welcome very quickly, making things worse than Molly and Carl were originally expecting. Dupree promises that he will go out and get a job, and sort his life out not, reassuring that he will not be staying with them on a permanent basis. However, they soon want him out of the house sooner rather than later. Carl's boss at work is Molly's father, and he does not admire Carl too much. Carl is faced with work-stress, and when he arrives home, Dupree is either plaing cricket in the street with the other neighbourhood children, or skateboarding in the street in front of their house, or having some "fun" with other woman in their house.
Carl eventually tells Dupree that he has to move out the house, after he sets the house on fire with candles.
Carl and Molly's life starts to fall apart too, and when Dupree starts to see what is happening, he tries to get himself together and make things better for them.
Great film and really funny.
Director: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo
Writer: Michael LeSieur
Released in the UK: 25th August, 2006
Owen Wilson as Dupree
Kate Hudson as Molly
Matt Dillon as Carl
Not a bad movie... pretty much what we've come to expect from an Owen Wilson movie (although not his most entertaining). Low budget, a very small plot, loads of dialogue, and a few good laughs.
As always, Wilson is his charmingly naive self who always seems to be the underdog, the one who never quite makes it but doesn't really seem to care as long as he's having fun. Down on his luck, his best friend (who has just gotten married) offers to help him out until he finds a job. Unfortunately for Carl, the best friend, Dupree's presence in his home doesn't only put a strain on his marriage, but totally changes his life - and not necessarily for the better.
So there you have it - a 'Three is Company' type movie - highly predictable, somewhat enjoyable - but it tends to drag on.
The storyline is simple - man takes in best friend, wife not too pleased, best friend makes a nuisance of himself, wife wants friend out, friend is turned out, wife pities friend and takes him back, man having problems with wife's father, man neglecting wife, wife becoming friendly with friend (platonic of course), man jealous, man kicks friend out of house, wife upset... etc...etc... and they lived happily ever after.
What more can I say - rent it or buy it and decide for yourself. I've definitely seen worse movies this past year!
You, Me & Dupree is a brilliantly & clever comedy written by Mike LeSieur & directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. They're brothers who have worked mainly on television shows & some small films. You, Me and Dupree was released August 26th 2006. It had a budget of $54 million & was a huge box office success grossing around $130 million. It runs for approximately 109 minutes & is rated 12.
You, Me & Dupree is based around newlywed couple Carl & Molly Peterson (Matt Dillon & Kate Hudson) who are just settling into married life when Carl's oldest friend & best man at his wedding, Randy Dupree (Owen Wilson) needs a place to stay. Carl can't turn away his best friend so convinces Molly to let him stay with them for a few days.
Surprise surprise Dupree outstays his welcome, not only that he causes havoc in the Peterson household & put tremendous strain on their marriage. Dupree is a bachelor who loves to enjoy life which comes at Carl & Molly's expense sometimes. He gets up to various mischief & at one point has a date round at the house which leads to hilarious consequences. Michael Douglas also stars in the film as Molly's uptight Father who has never liked Carl but puts up with him for his daughter's sake.
When I first got round to watching this I assumed it was going to be another stupid, slapstick comedy which isn't very funny at all & yes this film does have it's slapstick moments but to my surprise it's actually very funny & very well acted by all three leads. Kate Hudson & Matt Dillon are great as the newlywed couple who long for their own space but it's Owen Wilson who really steals the show & is great playing Dupree, a middle aged man who has never had any responsibilities, he's back to his 'Wedding Crashers' best in this film. I don't tend to enjoy comedies similar to this but I'd recommend this film to anyone. If this film starred anyone else than Owen Wilson in it then I don't think it would work quite so well as it does, the directors did well in picking him.
I bought this DVD from play.com after seeing it on TV a few days previous, I paid £6.99 for it at the time but I recently checked & it is now selling for £3.99 & for a film of this brilliance it's a real bargain. One disappoint thing, not about the film but about the DVD is that there are no special features on it, however that may just be on the edition I have. They may do 2 disc special editions with lots of special features on so if you're a person that only buys DVD's if they include lots of bonus features then check before you buy so you don't end up disappointed.
You, Me and Dupree is a hilarious film that everyone will enjoy. Carl and Molly (played by Matt Dillon and Kate Hudson) are newlywed and starting their life together. That is until Carl's friend Dupree, played by Owen Wilson, comes to stay for a few days, which turn into too long and he begins to outstay his welcome. With this comes hilarious episodes time and time again. There's nudity on the sofa, a toilet issue, a large fire and numerous other problems that Dupree gets himself into. You, Me and Dupree is one of the best comedy films around at the moment and in my opinion everyone should watch it at some point. It is full of laugh out loud moments that won't disappoint anyone who enjoys comedy at its best. The HD version is in amazing definition with a crystal clear picture which only adds to the enjoyment of the film.
Do you have a best pal that has uses his brain less? Well, if that's the case then you have to watch this movie.
The cast of this movie is as follows:
Owen Wilson - Dupree
Kate Hudson - Molly
Matt Dillon - Carl
Michael Douglas - Mr. Thompson
Seth Rogen - Neil
This is also an all star cast. Owen wilson is really a man to watch when it comes to movie. He has this "dumb yet charming" aura that really gets you laughing your brains out. Another that i like about him is that is he not trying hard to make people laugh. You will see that i some of his movies like the shanghai knights and shanghai noon. Aside from his comedic performances, he also had teamed up with some of the best hollywood stars like jacky chan, robin williams and eddie murphy are some of the few. Aside from that he also lend his voice to lightning mcqueen in the pixar animation cars.
Another thing i like in the cast is kate hudson, i am a HUGE fan and i have a HUGE crush on her. By only looking in her eyes and the smile, you will be also a fan of her. She's really beautiful!
The movie is about the story of two best friends, one getting married and still enjoying his life and those are Carl and Dupree respectively. Carl married Molly. And when the two started having fun, Dupree came with his stuffs because he is homeless. So being a best pal, Carl let him stay to their home. Molly is not sure of letting Dupree to stay with them but Carl guarantees that his best pal is a good man but with little brain activities. The best is yet to come when Mr. Thompson is doing everything to get her daughter back from him and the things his best pal is doing to help him.
What i like about its plot is the fact having to help my best pal. If i were Carl, i would also do the same thing as he did and just to understand your friend being weak and all when it comes to brain usage. Another things is that it can really happen to a person. It is realistic. Having an evil father-in-law who doesn't like you and all.
8 out of 10 - that is my rating because of its uniqueness and the cast. What i don't like in this move is that kate hudson's appearance is rather few. But i understand that. This movie is also underrated by the movie industry. They only rate this by 6 which is very low.
I really like the movie. I enjoyed watching it with my friends. Having the theme of the movie about friends, i think me and my friends became more closer in terms of friendship. This is another memory for me that's in my memory bank.
This is a review for the film itself.
'Meet the house guest from hell Randy Dupree (Owen Wilson), a perpetual bachelor and slacker who out-stays his welcome with newlywed friends Carl and Molly (Matt Dillon and Kate Hudson). As Dupree becomes a fixture in the Peterson's home, his outrageous antics in the bathroom and bedroom ensure that three becomes not just a crowd, but a full blown hilarious catastrophe' (Film Blurb)
Schoolteacher Molly and office worker Carl are getting married. Carl's best man, Dupree gets lost on his way to the wedding which sets up his character as a bit of a nice-but-dim guy. He is subsequently fired for skipping work to go to the wedding and his life collapses losing his appartment, car and livlihood. The happy-go-lucky Dupree, still in high spirits, moves in with the Petersons. Dupree's lack of house training causes hilarious consequences but also conflict between Carl and Molly. Things are exacerbated when Dupree reforms and ends up getting on very well with Molly, allbeit plutonically. This, coupled with problems with his boss at work (who happens to be his father-in-law) causes Carl to lose it. Can Dupree solve the problems he's caused?
This storyline is great and guarantees to cause laughs. It is the perfect awkward-but-funny situation, with the added bonus of a real life element. Everyone knows a person like Dupree, and cant help but love them. Whilst the whole storyline is mildly outrageous, elements of it have great ties to real life. For example, putting up with a father-in-law or constantly looking after a friend whose never quite grown up.
The casting in this film is great. Owen Wilson seems to be completely made for the role of Dupree. He takes to it perfectly and he will have you laughing out loud at his antics. Matt Dillon also takes to his role very well as well, and they compliment each other well. Kate Hudson is gorgeous and as a trio these three are very well cast. One of the best performances of the film comes from Michael Douglas as the difficult father-in law. He seems to be the father-in-law from hell whose simply going to make life difficult. This is another great outlet for humour.
This is a must buy for any Owen Wilson fan. The drawback however is that this is not the best of its kind. Owen Wilson has been in funnier roles in other films and as such this gets four stars. It is a fun film that all will enjoy but with better options, realistically one should go for one of those first. I would recommend to buyers as you are likely to watch it over and over.
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 Randy 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.