Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.
A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.
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
Casting brought in Anthony Begonia to audition an unscripted Hawaiian bartender line, which didn't make it into the film, right before the "Flaming Tornado" is unleashed. See more »
Molly's hair as she talks to Carl near the end of the movie. See more »
You haven't really been taking care of yourself. I can't remember the last time you exercised. And how many Twinkies have you had today?
What are you talking about?
Oh Carl, please. There's like a million Twinkie wrappers on the floor of your car. You're not fooling anybody.
All right. All right. So I admit it, I enjoy one occasionally. Is there something so wrong with that? Look, Molly, I am under a great deal of stress! What do you want from me?
[spots a magazine with Nick Lachey on the cover]
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(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 »
Randy DuPree(Owen Wilson,as laid-back and off-beat as ever) is the kind of friend that people sit and talk about: a kooky,non-conventional sort who means well but finds a way to get himself or others into trouble. He's got an almost savant-like way about him,an ability to learn stuff and self-motivate,but he's also pretty much living in the moment,still knowing how to have fun.
And shortly after his buddy Carl(Matt Dillon)gets married to Molly(Kate Hudson),DuPree's now in need of a home. Being almost life-long friends,Carl agrees to help out DuPree,believing he's only going to be on their hands "for a few days,until he gets back on his feet".
So begins the premise of this movie,where DuPree's persona of ease clashes with the straight,upright(read:grown-up)lifestyle of his married friends.
For the most part,this movie is just like DuPree himself:laid-back,funny and earnest. For the most part it works,in large part due to the fact that the principles in the story Wilson,Dillon and Hudson are able to fill their roles perfectly and play off of each other evenly. My biggest problem with the movie was the fact that it seemed like it was never too sure WHICH DuPree it was trying to bring forth:the doofy,kid-like slacker or the savant-like potential jack-of-all trades. Also,the relationship shifts in the movie were so sharp that one might be confused and/or skeptical of just how well this would play out.Directors Anthony and Joe Russo don't seem to have any problem with this,opting to go with a fast flow of jokes and character interplay.
While I sorta get why this film hasn't been getting great reviews,I still think this film is a fun summer flick. I suppose if you like this DuPree character,then you're gonna appreciate this movie,because it is mostly built around him,as per the subject summary line.
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