Starring: Matt Dillon, Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Running Time: 109 mins
You, Me And Dupree is an American film about a newlywed man who allows his down-on-his-luck best friend to stay on his sofa. However, when his friend gets too comfortable, emotions begin to run high.
Starring A-listers Matt Dillon, Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, Seth Rogen and Michael Douglas, and directed by future Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo, there’s no denying that You, Me And Dupree is chock full of talent.
There’s also no denying that this isn’t the film that necessarily stretches the actors and directors to the limits of their talent, but it does go to show the role that a talented cast and crew have in making a seemingly generic comedy prove a rather fun watch.
I’m not suggesting for a moment that You, Me And Dupree is some kind of masterpiece, but I certainly had a lot more fun with the movie than I expected, as the charisma of its lead actors counteracts what is at heart a predictable and potentially irritating screenplay.
You’ve seen this premise before. A chirpy but childish man ends up integrating himself into the life of a slightly more sane man, yet everybody around them seems to fall in love with the childish man despite his ridiculous behaviour.
It’s a premise that can often lead to you tearing your hair out in annoyance, but there’s something about You, Me And Dupree that means the movie is never quite as infuriating as is often the case, and that’s mainly the cast.
Again, the actors aren’t working to the height of their abilities here, but Owen Wilson is genuinely lovable as the childish but kind-hearted Dupree, while Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon and Michael Douglas really do shine alongside with charismatic and thoroughly entertaining performances.
I wouldn’t say that I was laughing my socks off from start to finish here, but You, Me And Dupree offers solid chuckles throughout, and is the perfect kind of turn-your-brain-off movie to sit back and enjoy. So, that’s why I’m giving it a 7.3 overall.