Review Date: July 13, 2006
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writer: Mike LeSieur
Producers: Mary Parent, Scott Stuber, Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson as Dupree
Matt Dillon as Carl
Kate Hudson as Molly
In fact, if there’s one thing that I will walk away with after having seen this movie, it’s that Kate Hudson has got a great ass!! (try and say that like Al Pacino did in HEAT). Seriously, you might want to rent this film for the black bikini scene alone….sweet! But personal perversions aside, allow me to add yet another “not too funny” inclusion to this review in Michael Douglas’ character, who also spends most of his time as the “straight man”, and doesn’t bring any extra dose of “haha” to the flick. And the great Seth Rogen? Criminally underused. So what are we left with? Basically, Wilson’s character acting really goofy and inconsiderate in various scenarios early on, followed by his character acting really goofy and pathetic in various scenarios later. Some laughs, some serious moments, a couple of sight gags and even a couple of ass-shots (unfortunately for us though, they’re Wilson ass-shots!) By the way, is it me or did the filmmakers go out of their way NOT to show us the character of Mandy? What was that all about? Weird. Some of the dialogue was funny, Wilson came through and Hudson was adorable, but the whole thing didn’t really gel and just didn’t offer enough laughs to be worth your hard earned cabbage. Not a classic by any means and a “video movie” if I ever saw one.