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The Trouble with Dee Dee (2005)

R | | Comedy | 2006 (USA)
An eccentric socialite with an knack for pulling off hopelessly wild adventures struggles when she finds herself disowned by her millionaire father and abandoned by her teenage son.

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Dee Dee Rutherford
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William Rutherford
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Christopher Rutherford
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John M. Watson Sr. ...
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Saralynne Crittenden ...
Gina Wentworth
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Stuart
Debbie Kellogg ...
Barb
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Cop
Ora Jones ...
Gallery Owner
Anthony Moseley ...
Chad
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Dennis
Heather Prete ...
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John LaGuardia ...
Ryan
Jennifer Liu ...
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Dee Dee Rutherford has never been able to figure out what her father, Bill, wants from her. Like oil and water they've lived essentially separate lives for the past 15 years-Bill running his Fortune 500 company from the city and Dee Dee on the dole, chasing an endless series of outlandish adventures from his summer home. Now, on the eve of his retirement, Bill finds he's got one piece of unfinished business: to finally make an upstanding woman of his brash, neglected, and undisciplined daughter. But in laying down the law, he learns Dee Dee's capable of a lot more than he ever knew and soon finds his tactics are punishing him more than her. As Dee Dee struggles to placate her father she's confronted by the reality that she 'doesn't know how to be anybody else' but her complicated, unrefined, unsinkable, adventure-seeking self. In the end, each drives the other to the same surprising discovery of what it is Bill really wants. Written by Mike Meiners

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Rated R for language
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When the driver of a recurring taxi cab got bored and left on the cab's first day of shooting, prop master Geoff Binns-Calvey and Prop Asst. Merje Veski fashioned a new cab out of Key Grip Ronald Dragosh's maroon Caprice Classic in a single hour to save the shoot. Their creation became Ali's cab for the whole movie. See more »

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At the William Rutherford tribute ceremony, when William has had enough of Dee Dee talking to Reggie Bailey and disrespecting William, William leaves his table and gives chase. In the very next shot William leaves his table and gives chase all over again. See more »

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William Rutherford: You can't come begging for money here, this is a fundraiser for christ's sake!
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Polarizing but Positive Fun!
7 September 2006 | by (making films) – See all my reviews

I caught this at the Idaho Panhandle International Film Festival Wednesday, and it was very enjoyable. What is said in another review to be cliché for the ending is absolutely wrong, in my opinion, the ending is very poignient, and overall the film is just good fun. Many of the ladies I was with found it fun, although because Walter's character Dee Dee is so well played, two of our group were really turned off by Dee Dee because they were personally somewhat like the character. Interesting. Sunday this film wasn't selected for Best of Fest, and I complained! Sounds like I wasn't the only one who did because they are going to play it in Spokane for Best of Fest! Anyway see this film if you can, its a good old fashioned fun comedy with some heart.


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