You, Me and Dupree
starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon and Michael Douglas
written by Michael LeSieur
directed by Anthony and Joe Russo
I’m sure that from a professional point of view Owen Wilson is a competent, serious and great performer. But he bugs the hell out of me and I dislike anything he touches. It’s just all silliness with Owen Wilson. Plus his badly broken nose - a beautiful example of something begging for cosmetic surgery for our sakes more than for his - gives him one hell of an ugly mug.
You, Me and Dupree is a predictable comedy about a newlywed couple having to deal with an unwanted third party intruding in their newlywed home. Dupree is Carl Peterson’s life long best friend, and his best man. But he is a textbook example of a lazy, deadbeat, immature slob. After Dupree loses his job and becomes destitute, Carl invites him into his home. It’s supposed to be temporary, until Dupree finds his feet again. But of course it stretches out with no end in sight and Dupree takes over the house, sewing chaos and wrecking havoc in the lives of his busy, married, professional thirty-something friends.
Michael Douglas, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon are great actors. But in this film I preferred Sidney Liufau, who played the security guard, Paco, at Michael Douglas’company, Thomson Development.
Don’t waste your money on this one.