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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.

Director:

Mike Meiners

Writers:

Bob Brown (story), Mike Meiners (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Ann Walter ... Dee Dee Rutherford
Kurtwood Smith ... William Rutherford
Mason Gamble ... Christopher Rutherford
J.P. Manoux ... Yugo
John M. Watson Sr. John M. Watson Sr. ... Ali
Saralynne Crittenden Saralynne Crittenden ... Gina Wentworth
Jeff Clampitt ... Stuart
Debbie Kellogg Debbie Kellogg ... Barb
Mike Meiners ... Cop
Ora Jones Ora Jones ... Gallery Owner
Anthony Moseley Anthony Moseley ... Chad
Drew Mikuska ... Dennis
Heather Prete Heather Prete ... Dennis's Mom
John LaGuardia John LaGuardia ... Ryan
Jennifer Liu Jennifer Liu ... Shelter Volunteer
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dee Dee Rutherford See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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12 September 2006 | by meimei-1See all my reviews

Thank you all for your comments both positive and negative. This industry thrives on people talking about our movies. I'd just like to address a comment from an otherwise spot-on remark from "dedmouse." Thank you for defending me but the editing that so bothered you is ENTIRELY my "fault." I do not believe in "the line" that most filmmakers find it taboo to cross. I believe today's audiences have seen enough filmed entertainment and behind-the-scenes documentaries to understand they're not watching a play but looking through a camera that can be moved and are no longer prone to becoming disoriented when the camera captures something from the other side of a scene. I may be wrong. It does certainly seem to be disorienting to filmmakers. Also, in terms of the shots going from CU to master to over-the- shoulder in a slipshod way, you may be right. My priority was the actors' performances. Whatever brought out the best verbal timing, best reaction, facial expression, tone, etc. won out over issues of visual pacing and was placed in the movie. It was simply my priority. I was heavily involved with the editing and was the final word on editing decisions. It's entirely possible that these were lousy decisions - I just thought it would be in the spirit of these comment pages to let you know that they were on purpose and that they were my call. --Mike Meiners, Director


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