Becky and I went to see You, Me and Dupree on Friday night at the AMC Theater in Highlands Ranch. The Fandango movie website at You, Me and Dupree describes the movie as follows:
“Newlyweds Carl and Molly are anxious to start their lives together, but the pair soon become a trio when Carl invites his jobless buddy, Randy, to crash at their place until he gets back on his feet. At first, Carl is happy to have him around, but that soon turns to annoyance when Randy threatens to become a permanent fixture in their home.”
If you go and see You, Me and Dupree be ready for a very far fetched and stupid film that has quite a few laughs, but jumps around more than a Mexican jumping bean at a first grader’s Birthday party.
This movie has a little bit of everything that you’ve seen before and a number of things you haven’t seen or probably won’t see again. The story is pretty terrible, but you can definitely relate to the characters since just about everyone has had these type of people in their lives before.
The story is about two newlyweds who bring in the Best Man to live with them because the guy is too much of a loser to get or hold down a job. A successful and whacky father-in-law played by Michael Douglas is a bit over the edge about his only daughter having married one of his employees. This makes for some pretty funny dialogue between Matt Dillon and Douglas.
There are wild thiry-something friends that just like to party and watch porn while trying to influence Matt Dillon’s character who is almost as stupid as his best friend Dupree (Owen Wilson). Kate Hudson is good in the film too, but she’s a bit too patient compared to most women who wouldn’t put up with a best friend moving in after the Honeymoon.
All of this makes for a very strange film, but there are plenty of laughs even if some of them are a bit crude in a “Something About Mary” sort of way. I have to say that we did actually like it since there were some really funny parts of the movie, even if they were far-fetched.
By the end of the film it at least tried to tie it all together with Dupree finding his purpose in life. I don’t know if it was actually worth the price of admission, but there were some good laughs and it would definitely make for a great rental.
John – ** Rental
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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