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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.

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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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Two's company. Dupree's a crowd.

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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:

You, Me and Dupree 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

Gross USA:

$75,628,110

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,431,368
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, of the popular 70's band "Steely Dan", addressed a humorous letter to Owen Wilson's brother, Luke, on their blog with claims that the idea of "You, Me and Dupree" was stolen from their song, "Cousin Dupree". (Lyrics to "Cousin Dupree" can also be found on their website.) Only the name Dupree, and the possibility that Cousin Dupree and that Wilson's character Dupree both may have slept on a couch seem to be the only common links in their claims. Owen Wilson replied to this fact saying "I have never heard the song 'Cousin Dupree' and I don't even know who this gentleman, Mr. Steely Dan, is. I hope this helps to clear things up and I can get back to concentrating on my new movie, "HEY 19" (which is the title of a Steely Dan song). See more »

Goofs

When Molly and Carl are arguing in their bedroom about Dupree having changed the message on their answering machine, the purse on the dresser changes from a pink bag sitting upright to a yellow bag laying on it's side. See more »

Quotes

Molly Peterson: So you really were serious about Audrey Hepburn, huh?
Dupree: She had it all. Style, grace, ethereal beauty. Just like I thought Mandy did.
Molly Peterson: I don't know. I have a hard time imagining Audrey Hepburn getting buttered up to Funky Cold Medina.
Dupree: Really? I don't.
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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 »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Whistle While Your Wife Works (2006) See more »

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Back Of My Hand
Written by Nicholas Watkinson, John Alder
Performed by Jags
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Dupressingly Mundane
18 July 2006 | by SkycoasterSee all my reviews

Marriages can be hypocritical, and the blame always falls on the opposite party. Thus, when a marriage is portrayed in a movie, the protagonist is sometimes hard to identify. This is the case in You, Me, and Dupree, which presents all of its characters at once but gives us no one to root for. Surely they have their positive qualities, but unfortunately they are blindsided by the negative ones.

If one specific character cannot be our favorite, then we must equally support all of them: "You," Kate Hudson's Molly, is betrothed to "Me," Matt Dillon's Carl, who works for his father- in-law, Micheal Douglas' Mr. Thompson (okay, he can be "and"), and is best friends with Owen Wilson's "Dupree." Four principles, no protagonist. We want everyone to be happy, but they're just so hard to like.

Their involvement with each other begins when Dupree moves in with the newly-wed couple of Carl and Molly, who seem reluctant but generous enough to give him shelter for a few nights. Being an unmotivated leech, however, Dupree moves right in and begins making his presence more permanent than Kate and Molly are comfortable with. This sets the scene for some funny moments involving Dupree's befriending of all the neighborhood children, who probably share his intellectual level, but most of the Dupree-jokes involve feces, nudity, or sex, alone or otherwise. Toilet humor or not, it serves to buttress the point that Dupree just is not a likable person.

Lucky, then, that he's not the main focus of the story. That honor goes to Carl, who is simultaneously dealt two difficult situations: Dupree fowling his nest and Mr. Thompson trying to overlord his marriage to Molly, even suggesting that Carl voluntarily sterilize himself. We get the feeling that Mr. Thompson would take pleasure in doing the deed himself.

As I stated before, there is no clear protagonist. Molly waffles between inviting in and kicking out Dupree, Carl has outbursts resulting in physical pain (mostly his), Mr. Thompson is the father-in-law from hell we met in Meet the Parents, and Dupree will do anything to live off of someone else. They roar and they rampage until the end, but the concluding situation is calmed far to quickly and unrealistically, like a riot quelled in an instant. Many unnecessary jokes could have been replaced with plot development, but they still elicit some legitimate laughs, and that's why we came.


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