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You, Me and Dupree

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Source: Catholic News Service

After losing his job, home and car, the boorish best friend (Owen Wilson) of the groom moves in with the newlyweds (Matt Dillon and Kate Hudson) creating havoc until, midway through, he straightens himself out and proves himself useful. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo's uneven comedy starts out irritating and contrived, but improves as it goes along, while the leads are excellent. The vulgar comic elements (less pervasive than in most films of this type) are not entirely outweighed by the movie's humanistic tone, the characters' ultimately decent behavior, and feel-good affirmations of love, marriage and friendship. Some profanity, rough and crude language, sexual humor and innuendo, scatological humor, implied premarital kinky sex, brief rear and partial nudity, and a drug reference. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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