Meet the House Guest From Hell Randy Dupree, a wide-eye bachelor
slacker who out-stays his welcome with newlywed friends Carl
and Molly. As Dupree becomes a fixture in the Peterson's home,
his outrageous antics in the bathroom and bedroom ensure that
three becomes not just a crowd...but a full-blown, hilarious
MOVIE REVIEW :
Wilson is Dupree, a freewheeling kind of guy that maintains
an innocent view of the world but in the eyes of ordinary
folks like us, Dupree is just a plain lazy bum or worse still,
a good for nothing.
when he lost his job and everything, his newly wed best friend,
Carl (Matt Dillion) took him in despite his wife, Molly’s
(Kate Hudson) hesitation and thus causing unnecessary chaos
and intrusion in the household.
the whole idea of having Dupree causing menace is only funny
in the first 30 minutes or so. At this juncture, to prolong
it to a full-length entertaining feature requires a certain
skill which obviously the directors and screenwriters of this
movie sorely lacks. As the story proceeds, the plot starts
to turn into serious melodrama with the sudden focus on Carl’s
relationship with his overprotective father-in-law played
by Michael Douglas. It’s only towards the end when things
start to lighten up and revert back to the comedy mode. Perhaps
it’s a little too late, as the movie has clocked in
to over 100 minutes.
keeps things together is the magnificent chemistry between
Wilson and Hudson, Hudson and Dillion, Dillion and Wilson
and Michael Douglas.
Me and Dupree” works best if it’s a condensed
30 minutes comedy sketch. The directors’ successful
background in television might shed some light on it. Or is
it time for me to find my Linus-ness? (Want to know what I
meant? Watch this!)
A barebone version not even a trailer. But linger
on after the credits and you can see a certain famous cyclist
in a cameo.
audio recording is clear enough to hear Hudson's shriek, Dillion's
low-tone and Wilson's trademark drawl and the visual is virtually
spotless. Hudson's in a see-through lingerie is the best gauge
how good this disc is. No complaints here.
by Linus Tee