You, Me and Dupree (2006)
USA / English
"Two's company. Dupree's a crowd.
"A best man (Wilson) stays on as a houseguest with the newlyweds, much to the couple's annoyance.
The critics are wrong, dead wrong
Last night a friend coaxed me into seeing "You, Me and Dupree." Even
though I have liked all four of its principal actors for years, I
hadn't planned on seeing it last night or possibly ever. The reviews
have been uniformly terrible, so I was expecting the worst. I sat in a
movie theater that was perhaps one-third full, and I was waiting for
the boredom to set in, which the critics said was comingin spades.
Yes, Owen Wilson has bleached-blond locks, again, but that is probably
the only accurate comment in any of the reviews that I saw, and I must
have read at least ten of them, from various parts of the country. He
was very good, as he was in the "Wedding Crashers." Kate Hudson was
perky as always, and did a splendid job; and anyone who has loved her
mother over the years will find Goldie's "clone" just as lovely as
Matt Dillon did a terrific job, and was totally believable comically;
and Michael Douglas was very good too, playing his character with
aplomb. In short, it was a very funny movie, and quite refreshing given
the alternatives; namely, movies that are loaded to the gills with
special effects, which jar one's cranium to the uttermost.
It seems like the critics were in lock step in panning this film, which
may be driving away audiences unfairly. Indeed, this may be a perfect
example of the critics being wrong, dead wrong. Go see it in a theater,
or buy a DVD when it comes out, and my guess is that you will not be
disappointed one iotaand may actually love it. All four principal
actors are perfectly balanced, and they are strong enough to be
wonderful foils to one another.
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