Sunday, July 16, 2006
Movie Reviews: YOU, ME AND DUPREE
YOU, ME AND DUPREE
Carl and Molly Peterson (Matt Dillon, Kate Hudson) are newlyweds who just moved into a new house. But before they can settle in, Carl's old buddy Randy Dupree (Owen Wilson) turns up he's just been fired and is looking for a place to crash. But as the days turn into weeks, Carl begins to wonder whether his old friend is ever going to leave.
Cast Matt Dillon, Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, Seth Rogen, Amanda Detmer
Director(s) Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writer(s) Michael Lesieur
Status In theaters (wide)
Genre(s) Comedies, Comedy, Theatrical Release, Comedy (General), Weddings
Release Date July 14, 2006
MPAA Rating PG-13 - for sexual humor and references
You, me and Dupree is pretty much the definition of mediocre. Its not terribly bad but its not really good either. The movies plot is fairly straightforward and there are zero twists or turns to the whole production. The cast is serviceable but like the rest of the movie it all seems very basic and uninspired. Needless to say, some parts of the movie are just boring and some of the sense which are an attempt to elicit an emotional response come off as tiresome. The acting is extremely dodgy; sometimes its decent other times its like watching a community theater production with some extremely bland delivery. Wilson, Dillon, Hudson and even Michael Douglas are guilty of phoning in the majority of their performances here. There are a few funny scenes but there arent enough to save this movie.