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You, Me and Dupree (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 14 July 2006 (USA)
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A best man (Wilson) stays on as a houseguest with the newlyweds, much to the couple's annoyance.

Directors:

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writer:

Michael LeSieur
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Dupree
Kate Hudson ... Molly
Matt Dillon ... Carl
Michael Douglas ... Mr. Thompson
Seth Rogen ... Neil
Amanda Detmer ... Annie
Ralph Ting Ralph Ting ... Toshi
Todd Stashwick ... Tony
Bill Hader ... Mark
Lance Armstrong ... Himself
Jason Winer ... Eddie
Sidney S. Liufau Sidney S. Liufau ... Paco (as Sidney Liufau)
Billy Gardell ... Bartender Dave
Eli Vargas Eli Vargas ... Aaron
Houston Mack ... Dougie (as Houston McCrillis)
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Storyline

For newlyweds Carl and Molly Peterson, life can't get any sweeter as they begin anew to settle down into married life. With a nice house and established careers in tow, nothing seems to get in their way. However, Carl is about find out just how much friendship means when Dupree, his best friend has been displaced from his home and fired from his job because of attending their wedding. Taking his friend in, what Carl and Molly are about to experience is that the fine line between a few days and whatever else is after, can be a lot more than they bargained for. Especially when their friend overstays his welcome in far too many ways than he should. Written by mystic80

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Taglines:

Two's company. Dupree's a crowd.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity, crude humor, language and a drug reference | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Universal Pictures (us)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tres son multitud See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,525,560, 16 July 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,628,110, 5 October 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,431,368
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lance Armstrong: Who is Dupree's inspiration, makes three cameos in the movie. First, he is seen in the biking video, to which Dupree exercises (despite appearances, this is not stock footage, but filmed specifically for this movie). Second, he appears in the dream sequence, where Carl imagines Dupree and Molly on Bob's boat (Armstrong is wearing Dupree's "Say Hello to my little friend" gnome shirt). Finally, in a brief after-the-credits scene, he is shown reading Dupree's book, in exactly the same way that Dupree was seen earlier reading Armstrong's book. See more »

Goofs

When Molly approaches Carl on the front door in the final scene, she has lipstick on, when the cameras cut to Carl and back again, the lipstick is faded. See more »

Quotes

Carl Peterson: Why don't you watch it in your house?
Neil: Because I can't have friends over on weeknights and you know that.
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Crazy Credits

(Spoiler) At the end of the credits, Lance Armstrong is shown reading Dupree's book and wondering aloud how to pronounce his "ness" name. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Back to the Well: 'Clerks II' (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Is a Magic Number
Written by Bob Dorough
Performed by Blind Melon
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Tedious and Unfunny
26 July 2006 | by mlawrencewyattSee all my reviews

The premise of You, Me and Dupree is that Carl Peterson (Matt Dillon) marries his boss's daughter, Molly (Kate Hudson), and then his best man, Dupree (Owen Wilson) stays with them after losing his job and all his earthly possessions.

You, Me and Dupree is bad. First and foremost, it's tedious. It has no real direction. Things happen, and a few minutes later, it doesn't matter that they've happened. You sit there and watch 108 minutes of meaningless, witless anecdotes that involve the same people, but have no real bearing on their lives.

As far as the characters go, they really aren't characters, and they really don't go anywhere. We never learn how Carl and Molly met, or why they love one another other than that they have sex a lot. Carl says stuff like, "Molly is the best thing that's ever happened to me," but we see no proof of it. Dupree is a little eccentric, but it's all been done before. I don't know anyone in real life who is as boring as the rest of the characters with the exception of Carl's father-in-law, Mr. Thompson (Michael Douglas). But neither Dupree nor Thompson perform with enough absurdity to make the movie work.

The movie is too long and unfunny to be a comedy. And it's not that I'm opposed to body humor, it's that the movie doesn't even try to be funny for huge segments. I laughed with the rest of them when Dupree broke up Carl and Molly's intimacy because of his emergency with the "crapper." The movie needs more of that, instead of trying to sustain drama and characters that aren't there.

Once, I felt that the movie was actually taunting me. Owen Wilson watches a clip from Roman Holiday, a film starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. As he and I saw that clip, I thought to myself, "Why am I not watching that?!" Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson. Hrm..... Which should I pick?


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