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The Trouble with Dee Dee (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  2006 (USA)
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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. ...
Ali
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 ...
Dennis's Mom
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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$750,000 (estimated)
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For William Rutherford's emotional hospital bed speech to Dee Dee, Dolly Grip Korey Salajka executed a 5-foot continuous-speed push-in over 3 min. 45 sec. for 10 takes without missing a mark. 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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Christopher Rutherford: [as Yugo struggles picking the lock on their front door] So you have... experience... with this?
Yugo: This was different time. I break in to get food. This is not good.
Christopher Rutherford: You ever get caught?
Yugo: One time.
Christopher Rutherford: You go to jail?
Yugo: No.
Christopher Rutherford: What happened?
Yugo: Your mother say, 'Big misunderstanding! He works for me... '
Christopher Rutherford: Wait. You broke into this house?
Yugo: Yes but your mother she... she let me go. Give me job. Say could use guy good at getting into places.
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21st Century Mame
13 January 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Trouble With DeeDee in so many words is that she'd like to be Auntie Mame for the 21st century. But Rosalind Russell did not have a father looking over her shoulder. And in fact Mame Dennis did spend herself into bankruptcy, had her nephew taken from her custody, and was lucky enough to marry wealthy again and inherit it when she became a widow. All that does not happen in The Trouble With DeeDee.

What does happen is Kurtwood Smith as her father is about to lose what little remaining hair he has over the behavior of his irrepressible daughter Lisa Ann Walter. He's looking to retire and wants his daughter and one and only child to straighten out and start assuming the responsibility of the Rutherford Foundation where she will be the only blood Rutherford on the board if that ever happens.

So after a few warnings which Smith eventually throws out DeeDee and her entourage which include her son Mason Gamble who is gay and her factotum J.P. Manoux. Gamble would also like his mother to grow up, he's growing up faster than she, but he does support her eccentricities up to a point and she despite some misgivings supports him and his sexual orientation.

What happens in this film is that Smith and Walter meet each other halfway so to speak. Maybe even more for Smith who realizes his daughter though flaky is a person of a good heart.

Script and story are the bedrock of any film and I did like the characters that were created and brought to life by the players here. In fact Lisa Ann Walter ought to consider touring in Mame.


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