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You, Me and Dupree

A newlywed couple’s immature houseguest overstays his welcome.

The team behind You, Me and Dupree have done one thing right with this lame comedy, said Kirk Honeycutt in The Hollywood Reporter. 'œThey attracted a stellar cast.' Without the floppy-haired, good-natured Owen Wilson and the sunny Kate Hudson, this mediocre movie would have been impossible to sit through. Husdon and Matt Dillon play a happy couple who arrive home from their honeymoon to find slacker friend Dupree suddenly homeless and jobless. They take him in, only to endure clogged toilets, coitus interruptus, and Dupree's living room sexual escapades. These antics are just what we would have expected, said Jack Mathews in the New York Daily News. But what follows is absolute nonsense. Somehow, Dupree changes his tune, offering marriage advice to the troubled pair and helping to resolve Dillon's relationship with his overbearing father-in-law/boss (Michael Douglas). This new Dupree doesn't match with the initial frat boy, and the movie's directors 'œdon't have the maturity to blend the two prongs of the story they've written.' What's worse, they've made the movie intolerably sexist, said Jessica Reaves in the Chicago Tribune. Hudson and Dillon have a relationship like that of Samantha and Darren on Bewitched—he attempts to win the big account at work, while she stays home scheming. Hudson's skills are wasted on 'œa caricature of a wife—not quite harridan, but veering dangerously in that direction.'

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