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<i>You, Me and Dupree</i> - Review

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Owen Wilson's new comedy after Wedding Crashers, tells the story of a newly wed couple, Molly and Carl Peterson (Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon). Carl Peterson marries Molly a beautiful schoolteacher, receives a hefty promotion at work and moves into a new home in a quiet neighbourhood. After they return from their honeymoon they find an unfortunate snag, Dupree (Owen Wilson), Carl's old and best friend, who is now jobless, homeless and without a car has landed on their doorstep.

Carl offers Dupree the use of his couch for a couple of days. Soon Dupree starts working his charm on Molly, their neighbours, and their friends. As such everyone except Carl begins to root for Dupree to stick around. Dupree uses his ample spare time to become a great companion for Molly. Carl gets irritated and wants Dupree to leave who has no intention to leave soon.

Even Molly's dad, Mr. Thompson begins to fall for Dupree's carefree wisdom, frustrating Carl to no end. He is also Carl's boss and puts Carl under a lot of stress, forcing him to work late hours and giving Molly and Dupree time to get to know one another. He undermines his projects and insults him often.

The character Dupree is smarter and more complicated than he looks -- selfish but selfless, irresponsible, resourceful, clueless and mediocre. The sheer stupidity of Wilson's appearance adds to the movie's humour.

The movie is fun stuff for the whole family however it lacks enough laughs. It is a wildly comic story of a suburban couple who are just trying to make their new marriage work, when "You and Me" unexpectedly becomes You, Me and Dupree!

Cast: Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas
Genre: Comedy
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Producers: Owen Wilson, Scott Stuber, Mary Parent
Writer: Mike LeSieur 

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