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"YOU, ME AND DUPREE"
(2006) (Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Heavy Minor Heavy Minor None
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Mild None None Moderate Heavy
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Heavy Mild Heavy Moderate *Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A recently married couple must put up with their unemployed, homeless friend who's just moved in with them.
PLOT:
Carl Peterson (MATT DILLON) is at a happy point in his life. Recently married to Molly (KATE HUDSON), he has a good job working for her dad, Mr. Thompson (MICHAEL DOUGLAS) at his land development company, a comfortable home, and good friends in the likes of longtime pal Randolph Dupree (OWEN WILSON) and their buddy Neil (SETH ROGEN).

But things change when they get back from their honeymoon. Despite appointing Carl to head up a community project he created, Mr. Thompson starts making radical changes to the plans while also apparently attempting to emasculate him. On the home front, he convinces Molly to allow the suddenly unemployed and homeless Dupree to live with them, an act of generosity that backfires on him.

It's not long before both conditions start to put a strain on Carl, his marriage and their friendship with Dupree as the latter starts to take over their lives, albeit in an unintentional fashion. As his life starts to spiral out of control, Carl must figure out what to do, all as Molly and Dupree become concerned about his change in behavior.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Teens might be interested in it, as might those who are fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sexual content, brief nudity, crude humor, language and a drug reference.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • OWEN WILSON plays a laidback and some would say lazy slacker who ends up disrupting Carl and Molly's lives and marriage when he moves in with them after losing his job and home. He uses profanity (some of it strong), drinks, is caught masturbating, and has sex with a woman which results in unintentional damage to the Peterson's home. Yet, he also tries to make things right.
  • MATT DILLON plays his longtime friend who becomes progressively fed up with and unhinged by both that behavior as well as Molly's father -- his boss -- seemingly trying to emasculate him. He becomes increasingly paranoid and hostile, drinks, and uses profanity.
  • KATE HUDSON plays his new wife who initially doesn't like Dupree staying with them, but eventually favors his company over that of her husband when the latter's behavior turns ugly. She drinks some.
  • MICHAEL DOUGLAS plays Molly's father and Carl's boss who develops land but seems most intent on emasculating Carl. He uses some profanity and drinks some.
  • SETH ROGEN plays Carl and Dupree's henpecked friend who drinks, smokes, uses profanity and tries to be wild when he can (and is away from his wife).
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of at least 1 "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are uttered. Sexually related dialogue and song lyrics are present, as is related comedy material including bits about a man getting caught masturbating. Women are seen in revealing attire (including some S&M type strippers), a man's bare butt in seen as he sleeps, and he's later seen holding small pillows in front of his crotch and butt after a sexual encounter of some sort with a woman.

    Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes, while comedy-based violence (slapstick and some brief fighting and other such contact, while a fire partially damages a house) is present, as is some crude humor.

    Various characters smoke and/or drink,, some to the point of inebriation or being passed out, while a brief drug-related comment is made. A newly married couple's relationship becomes strained due to comedic events (on the part of the film), while some thematic elements (masturbation, talk of vasectomies, etc.) are also present, and some behavior may be enticing for some kids to try to imitate.

    If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there's some occasional, bouncy camerawork in the film.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Carl and Molly have drinks.
  • People have drinks at what's presumably the rehearsal dinner, and then raise a toast to the couple.
  • Dupree, Carl, and others do shots in a bar where the women drink wine or drinks. Dupree says he's going to do something called the flaming tornado (involving several liquors, a funnel and an open flame), but he stops. A friend of theirs says he'll do it (and lies on the bar with the funnel in his mouth from which we see -- in the background of the shot -- a brief explosion of alcohol, but he's unhurt). Later, we see Neil apparently passed out in the surf.
  • Carl gives Dupree a flask as a best man gift.
  • Carl and Molly carry glasses of wine and later have more with dinner.
  • Dupree, Carl, and Neil drink in a bar, as do others (including some older men who have cocktails). Neil then breathes on Carl and asks if he smells like beer. Carl says he does, prompting Neil to say good as that will mask the smell of cigarettes and weed.
  • We see some liquor bottles on a shelf in the living room (presumably belonging to Dupree).
  • Dupree and Neil have beer at Carl's house. When Carl returns home, he's upset and fixes himself a drink, but Dupree convinces him to relax. The next scene shows them and other friends drinking while watching a football game. Dupree then walks out carrying pitchers of margaritas, but they never have them as Molly returns home and everyone leaves.
  • Molly tells Carl they should go have dinner and margaritas. Later, upon returning home, they change the lyrics to a song to include repeated references to the word "margaritas."
  • Carl has a drink.
  • Seeing that Carl is going to be late again for dinner, Molly tells Dupree that they're going to drink and then drink some more. We then see them having wine.
  • Carl and Mr. Thompson have drinks while awaiting Molly's dinner. Later, Mr. Thompson, Carl, and Molly have wine.
  • Some miscellaneous men drink in a bar where we see Carl drinking shots and having pretty much finished off the bottle.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Dupree blasts into Carl and Molly's bedroom with a roll of toilet paper, announces the toilet downstairs is on the fritz, and then tells them they're going to need some matches as he opens the door and is seated on the toilet (nothing seen). The next morning, Molly reacts to the smell from and/or sight of the toilet (we don't see anything), Carl comments on that being gross and Dupree says he's never going to eat chicken wings again.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • An older man gives Dupree "the finger."
  • Mr. Thompson puts Carl through the paces to emasculate him (including changing his real estate project, wanting him to hyphenate his name with Thompson's, get a vasectomy, and not inviting him on a fishing trip but doing just that for Dupree).
  • Dupree orders HBO on Carl and Molly's cable service without asking them and tells them they can split the costs. He also does other things that unintentionally drive Carl and/or Molly crazy.
  • Carl allows a guys' party to get out of control at his house (that included ordering two strippers who arrive after Molly does, so nothing happens).
  • Carl has Dupree write his wedding thank you notes.
  • Addressing some young school kids, Dupree comments on them potentially being some "midget" Olympic gymnasts.
  • Hearing that Dupree writes poetry, Carl tells Molly, "What a homo."
  • Finding a non-porno magazine with a boy band singer on the cover (just his face), Carl gets jealous and asks if that's what turns Molly on.
  • Carl becomes increasingly paranoid and jealous of Molly and Dupree.
  • Pushed to the breaking point, Carl races across the dining room table, knocks Dupree backwards in his chair, and starts to choke him on the floor. He then knocks Mr. Thompson backwards into the table and then confronts him, with Mr. Thompson clocking Dupree on the head with a large candlestick. We later see Dupree at the hospital wearing a neck brace.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • An accidental fire breaks out, damaging Carl and Molly's house (caused by Dupree's use of candles for romance) -- all played for comedy.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "The lovable f*ck-up," "You gotta be sh*tting me," "Sh*t-balls," "Bullsh*t," "Get your sh*t together," "Big old sh*t-kicker," "My life's in the sh*tter," "I racked my little duprees" (testicles), "A total slut," "Starching my sock" (masturbating), "Come here you big lug," "Bitch" (said by one guy to another), "Yoga idiot," "I screwed up," "Time to dust off the old jock strap," "Crapper" (toilet), "Badass skate ramp," "Shut the hell up," "Idiots," "Shut up," "What the hell /is he doing/is going on?" "I need you to do me a solid," "Kidlets," "Midget Olympic gymnasts," "What a sucker," "What a homo," "You really push my buttons sometimes," "What the hell's that mean?" "Have you lost your mind?" "You sleazebag," "I'm tired of this crap" "Freaked out," "Beat your ass," "Get the hell out," "To hell and a hand basket" and "Kicking your ass."
  • Molly wears her top tied up to reveal her bare midriff.
  • Dupree says he's going to do something called the flaming tornado (involving several liquors, a funnel and an open flame), but he stops. A friend of theirs says he'll do it (and lies on the bar with the funnel in his mouth from which we see -- in the background of the shot -- a brief explosion of alcohol, but he's unhurt).
  • An older man gives Dupree "the finger."
  • Dupree dunks fried chicken wings into a glass of milk before eating them.
  • We see Dupree shaving his legs (to be like biker Lance Armstrong).
  • Dupree wears a cooking apron that reads, "Chefs do it with spice."
  • Trying to get his stuff without going in the front door, Dupree climbs up the drainpipe, but we then hear a loud crash and see him lying on the ground with part of the gutter.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • We briefly hear part of the lyrics to "Funky Cold Medina," while the song "Bust a Move" (that contains sexually related lyrics such as "A chick walks by, you wish you could sex her") plays at the end of the film.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 1 "f" word, 9 "s" words, 3 slang terms for sex ("humping," "hump" and "getting busy"), 9 hells, 5 damns, 2 asses, 2 craps, 1 S.O.B., 7 uses of "Oh my God," 3 each of "G-damn" and "God" and 1 use each of "By God," "For the love of God," "Jesus," "My God" and "Oh God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • From behind and a distance, we see Molly (in a bikini) and Carl (in swim trunks) run into the surf and frolic. We later see her in that bikini top, and after a comment, she playfully asks if he's just lusting over the feet of his soon-to-be wife.
  • A person knocks on the door and tells Molly and Carl if they're "humping" to stop because that person is coming in.
  • Molly wears her top tied up to reveal her bare midriff.
  • Dupree strips his pants (to his boxers) to do some drinking stunt (that he doesn't complete). Another man then does the same.
  • We see Neil passed out in the surf in just his underwear (from a distance).
  • Molly tells Carl that when he gets home, maybe they can "celebrate," with him playfully asking if she's trying to seduce him.
  • Molly lies on a bed in a small nightgown waiting for Carl.
  • After Dupree has moved into the living room, Carl announces that he and Molly are going upstairs to take care of some stuff (meaning have sex). Dupree realizes that, says they're all adults and since they're newlyweds, making love is a big part of that, adding they're supposed to explore each other. He adds, "Go on, enjoy yourselves. I'm not going to listen. Hump away."
  • Molly and Carl come downstairs in the morning and see Dupree's bare butt as he sleeps face down on the couch, with the covers partially off him (Carl places something over his butt to cover it). Moments later, we see Dupree in just a sheet and he steps out to get the paper.
  • The term "laid" is heard on a TV show.
  • We see Molly in a small tank top and even smaller panties as she walks in the room and then crawls on all fours across the bed up to Carl. They playfully kiss and he puts his hand up alongside her butt that's sticking out in her pose. But Dupree comes blasting in and interrupts them.
  • After everyone has left an impromptu party, the doorbell rings and two strippers (dressed as dominatrix type cops in revealing leather outfits) are there, with one suggestively saying they heard there were some bad boys in there (but Molly closes the door on them).
  • After Molly has set up Dupree with a librarian at her school, she and Carl return home to hear the song "Funky Cold Medina" playing and see a tie on the front doorknob. Carl says they should drive around the block a few times, but Molly (not believing the librarian would "get busy" on the first date, especially since she's a Mormon) goes in and is then shocked by what she sees. We only see fleeting images of Dupree, the woman's raised leg and some butter. Molly rushes out, followed by Dupree holding very small pillows across his crotch and butt (we see his bare hips and partial views of his bare butt when he runs back in). After the house accidentally catches on fire, Dupree says the firemen said that his date probably survived because of all that butter.
  • We see a bumper stick on Dupree's date's car that reads, "Do the Dewey."
  • When Carl agrees to let Dupree back into their house, he tells him "no more naked stuff," with Dupree saying it felt natural.
  • About the librarian she tried to fix Dupree up with, Molly informs him that the woman is "a total slut" and is sleeping with half the faculty. Dupree then sees various adults at the school and looks pained over thinking they've been with her.
  • Mr. Thompson tells Carl that when he started dating again (following his wife's death) he had a vasectomy. He then gives Carl literature about just that and it includes side-view diagrams of the male reproductive organs, including a see-thru drawing of an erect penis as well as the scrotum.
  • About watching Audrey Hepburn in "Roman Holiday" (of which Dupree is enamored), Molly says she doesn't see the actress getting buttered up to "Funky Cold Medina" (referencing Dupree's above sex scene), but Dupree says he does.
  • When Carl tries talking to Dupree about Mr. Thompson wanting him (Carl) to have a vasectomy, Dupree mistakenly thinks he's talking about him. He then says that no one is getting near that party of his body, unless it's a woman, but adds that she better not have a scalpel.
  • Dupree wears a cooking apron that reads, "Chefs do it with spice."
  • We see Carl in his boxers and a t-shirt.
  • Finding a non-porno magazine with a boy band singer on the cover (just his face), Carl gets jealous and asks if that's what turns Molly on.
  • About Lance Armstrong, Dupree tells Carl that he (Lance) is doing more with one testicle than they can do combined (a reference to Lance having had testicular cancer).
  • Carl becomes increasingly paranoid and jealous of Molly and Dupree. At one point, he thinks that Dupree is staring at Molly's clothed butt as she stands next to him and tries to reach an upper shelf for some sugar (with Dupree saying "That's the sugar" -- but we can't see where he's looking, although the camera focuses in close-up on Molly's butt).
  • Molly comes down the stairs to catch Dupree masturbating in a beanbag chair on the floor while watching some of Carl's secret porn that he found. During this, we initially see a close-up of part of Dupree's upper body that shows rhythmic movement and then a full view of him on the floor. His hand and the beanbag chair block any explicit views and he immediately stops when Molly reacts in embarrassment, and he quickly pulls up his pants. Carl then comes down to see what the commotion is and wonders if that's his tube sock (Dupree says his were dirty - meaning he was using that to masturbate), commenting on Dupree "wailing away on himself." Dupree then admits he found the stash of porn and Molly then finds the box with more on a table in another room. She then pulls out some of the tapes and reads off titles such as "Asian Assault" (which shows a bikini clad woman on the cover), "Pacific Rim Job" and "Beijing Bang Bang" and Carl admits he had an Asian porn fetish, but then comments on Carl "in there starching my sock." When Molly wants Carl to get rid of all of that, Dupree asks if there's anything worse than throwing away your porn collection. Carl then makes some comment about "turn on yourself" to Dupree.
  • Neil calls Carl and wonders if it's true that he threw out his porn collection and then says he's coming over to get it (we later see him sneaking off with the box).
  • In an imagined scene on Carl's part, we see a rear view of Molly walking along a boat in a small bikini (that shows part of her butt cheeks). She then goes up and suggestively and playfully licks Dupree's face, with Lance Armstrong there offering them some butter (referencing an above scene). When asked about that, Mr. Thompson says as long as Dupree isn't Carl, he can do anything he wants with Molly.
  • The song "Bust a Move" (that contains sexually related lyrics such as "A chick walks by, you wish you could sex her") plays at the end of the film.
  • SMOKING
  • Neil smokes several times (and has many butts in an ashtray in front of him in one scene), Carl smokes a cigar once, Mr. Thompson smokes a cigar in an imagined scene, and some miscellaneous characters smoke in a few scenes.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • It's briefly mentioned that Molly's mom is dead.
  • Carl and Molly's marriage becomes progressively stressed and strained due to his actions, long work schedule and more.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • The old notion of two being company and three being a crowd.
  • Offering people a free place to stay.
  • Mr. Thompson's comment that a man's name is his legacy.
  • Dupree addresses some young school kids and tells them it's okay that some of them are just going to float along rather than excel or be driven.
  • Vasectomies.
  • About Lance Armstrong, Dupree tells Carl that he (Lance) is doing more with one testicle than they can do combined (a reference to Lance having had testicular cancer).
  • Masturbation.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Dupree tells a bookish kid to brush back a hitter while pitching to him. The kid accidentally hits the batter with the pitch, prompting the batter to throw the bat at him and then punch him several times on the street (seen from a distance and played for laughs).
  • Dupree convinces Carl to join him on a skateboard ramp. Carl agrees, but falls down the ramp where Dupree then runs into him coming back down the second ramp. Both fall to the ground and Dupree complains, "I racked my little duprees" (meaning his testicles).
  • An accidental fire breaks out, damaging Carl and Molly's house (caused by Dupree's use of candles for romance) -- all played for comedy.
  • Dupree turns the corner on his bike and runs into a car, sending him up onto the windshield (played for comedy).
  • While mad, Carl slaps his car in one scene, throws his tie at Dupree in another, and then kicks his outdoor trashcan in anger.
  • Trying to get his stuff without going in the front door, Dupree climbs up the drainpipe, but we then hear a loud crash and see him lying on the ground with part of the gutter.
  • Pushed to the breaking point, Carl races across the dining room table, knocks Dupree backwards in his chair, and starts to choke him on the floor. He then knocks Mr. Thompson backwards into the table and then confronts him, with Mr. Thompson clocking Dupree on the head with a large candlestick. We later see Dupree at the hospital wearing a neck brace.
  • When Neil won't let him stay at his house, Carl throws a bag of frozen vegetables at him.
  • As a distraction to allow Carl to get into Mr. Thompson's office building, Dupree lures away the burly security guard and then rolls his bike into him before running off. A comedy-based chase sequence then follows, with the guard shooting pepper spray or something similar at Dupree. During the chase, the guard accidentally knocks down a bystander, while Dupree throws something in the guard's way that causes him to trip. The two throw office supplies back and forth at each other, and Dupree then slams a door shut on the guard who eventually rams it open with his body. Later, and having escaped through the ceiling, Dupree comes crashing down from that onto a desk.



  • Reviewed July 11, 2006/ Posted July 14, 2006

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