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You, Me and Dupree (2006)



Critic Consensus: A rather generic entry into the arrested development subgenre, with themes borrowed from other more successful and funnier films. Dupree wears out its welcome.

Movie Info

A man is being driven crazy by his shiftless best friend, just as the layabout starts making nice with his wife and neighbors in this comedy. Carl and Molly (Matt Dillon and Kate Hudson) are a thirtysomething couple who have just gotten married and are settling down into a cozy new home in a quiet neighborhood. While Carl and Molly are happy with their new digs, Carl's best friend, Randy Dupree (Owen Wilson), is not content with his living arrangements. Dupree has all but made a career out of avoiding work, responsibility, and commitment, and while his charm usually manages to keep him afloat, when he loses his job, his apartment, and his car. Carl can't bear to see Dupree in such dire circumstances, and tells Dupree he can stay on their couch until he can get things straightened out. But while Carl was expecting Dupree to stay for a few days, it soon becomes obvious to both him and Molly that their guest has no intention of moving out anytime soon, and while the likable freeloader starts working his charm on Molly, their neighbors, and their friends, Carl soon finds himself at the end of his rope with his best man and childhood buddy. You, Me and Dupree also stars Amanda Detmer, Seth Rogen, and Michael Douglas as Molly's father. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, brief nudity, crude humor, language and a drug reference)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Mike LeSieur, Michael LeSieur
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 21, 2006
Box Office: $75.6M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Owen Wilson
as Randy Dupree
Kate Hudson
as Molly Peterson
Matt Dillon
as Carl Peterson
Michael Douglas
as Mr. Thompson
Keo Knight
as Carl's Brother-in-La...
Billy Gardell
as Bartender Dave
Bob Larkin
as Army Veteran
Suzanne Ford
as Margaret
Tasha Smith
as Co-Worker
John Ruby
as Spin Instructor
Summer Altice
as Blonde Woman No. 1
Jeanine Hass
as Blonde Woman No. 2
Peter Ruocco
as Wedding Planner
Lance Irwin
as Boy's Father
Mario Quinonez Jr.
as Little Dupree
Jay Lembeck
as Minister
Bayani Ison
as Hawaiian Bartender
Joe Wilson
as Uncle Joe
Joelle Wilson
as Uncle Joe
Blaine Pate
as Party Guest
Howard S. Lefstein
as Dupree Body Double
Kevin Breznahan
as Party Guest
Sean Perrone
as Party Guest
Trevor Stock
as Herb, Party Guest
Scott Bennett
as Skateboarder Kid
Michelle Lee
as Hawaiian Ticketing A...
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Critic Reviews for You, Me and Dupree

All Critics (168) | Top Critics (41)

A bit dull, since Dillon's constrained playing the straight guy, Hudson has little to work with, and Douglas looks bored.

Full Review… | August 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome but a compilation reel of Wilson's scenes would make for fairly funny viewing.

Full Review… | August 6, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

You, Me and Dupree is an inconsistent trifle - by turns cute and annoying - and not much more.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010

Not a single laugh here

Full Review… | August 30, 2009

The film is a mishmash of half-baked jokes, sitcom scenarios and Owen Wilson attempting to float by on his charm.

Full Review… | February 27, 2009

This is one of the worst scripts in the history of major-studio motion pictures: inconsistent, undeveloped, predictable, poorly thought-out -- hopeless on every level.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for You, Me and Dupree

You, Me and Dupree AI felt was a mediocre film with a few laughs, but in the end really didn't stand out. The film is funny, but I felt that something was missing to really make it special. I felt that the film could have been much better than it turned out to be. The films content was cliché and you could see it was struggling with its material in trying to create something good. However, the end result is a mediocre film with a few laughs. The cast aren't that great, but they do what they can to make this film work. Unfortunately, the result is a mediocre comedy. I feel that the film could have been much better than this, and it had a pretty good idea ruined by a poor script, and a mediocre cast. This film has a few laughs, but is never anything great. Like I said, the film could have turned out better. This is a forgettable comedy, one that doesn't stand out and isn't really worth watching again and again. There is something missing in this film to really make it stand out, and it doesn't do that. You, Me and Dupree is not worth your time, and there are better comedies out there for you to watch. If you want a mildly amusing film, then this is the film to watch. However the film doesn't stand out, and you're better off watching something else. This film is a prime example of a film that could have been good, but instead became a pointless, tiring film in the process. Comical, but it doesn't stand out. A mediocre cast and poor script rounds out this film, and makes this film a film not really worth seeing.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

I debated if this movie was even worth rating, not really. Seth Rogen's brief cameo, as I refer to it as, is the only laugh during the whole two hours

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer


A funny and interesting movie, but it really had nottory or point to it.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

You, Me and Dupree Quotes

Carl Peterson: Why don't you watch it in your house.
Neil: Because I can't have friends over on weeknights and you know that.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Molly Peterson: When did we get HBO?
Randolph Dupree: Yeah, you saw it. I upgrade that, and I'm gonna go halfsies on it because I love it also.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Randolph Dupree: I'm throwing seven different kinds of smoke!
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

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