Sunday, July 23, 2006

You, Me and Dupree (**1/2)

If you're a fan of Owen Wilson, there is much fun to be had with You, Me and Dupree. It's sort of a return to the improvisational, make something out of nothing work he did in the Shanghai Noon movies. The movie works when he's on screen. But again, that's only if you find Owen Wilson funny. If you don't, avoid this movie. It's pretty lame otherwise. Matt Dillon is majorly miscast in the role of Richard Dreyfuss. Sorry, but this is essentially a What About Bob retread. I would have preferred a straight man with more comedic chops. I know it's been done before, but I would have gone with Ben Stiller instead--somebody who could do a really funny slow burn, which is what's required here. Kate Hudson is likeable (she always is) but she doesn't have much to do. And Michael Douglas gives a "What the..." performance as Hudson's father and Dillon's boss. Check any expectations at the door, and you might get a chuckle or two out of this one.


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