Three's no charm

Even Owen Wilson can't pull together the unraveling plot threads of'You, Mr and Dupree'

Review C

July 14, 2006|By CHRIS KALTENBACH | CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC

You, Me and Dupree should be just the thing for fans of Owen Wilson's stock-in-trade, the self-absorbed, chronic adolescent with - as inevitably revealed in the final act - a heart of pure gold.

The rest of the world, however, is going to wonder what all the fuss is about - when the film is not focused on Wilson, it's really not focused at all. This is a comedy ever holding itself in check, filled with plot threads and asides that seem as though they should be funny but almost always fall short of the mark.

You, Me and Dupree (Universal) Starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Rated PG-13. Time 108 minutes.

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