In You, Me and Dupree, Matt Dillon and Kate Hudson get married. Owen Wilson is Matt's bum friend, and best-man. Owen gets fired from his job, loses his apartment and has nowhere to go. He crashes at Matt's place and drives the newlyweds crazy.
We had gay content. Bad gay content. In one scene, Kate Hudson is talking to Matt Dillon about Owen Wilson's poetry, and Matt says something like: "What a big homo!" Matt was unaware that Owen wrote poetry. Hudson comes back with a "That's real mature!"
Kate's comeback kinda canceled Matt Dillon's homophobic line, but then, at another scene, Owen himself tells Matt that he never talked about his poetry because he was afraid Matt would think he was a big homo. The movie makes us like and root for both Matt and Owen's characters, and they both think that being a homo is a bad thing. Not nice.
The NY Times believes the "homo" lines in the movie are actually meant to conceal the real love going on, the love between Matt and Owen. Man-crush kind of deal: "Not surprisingly, as is often the case with comedies like this, the important love in the film — the one that dares not speak its name, but compels the guys to toss around the word “homo” so no one gets the wrong idea — isn't’t between a man and woman, but two male friends. Considering that Molly [Kate Hudson] comes off as such a killjoy, clucking and scolding and nagging like mom, you understand why Carl [Matt Dillon] and Dupree [Owen Wilson] might want to sneak off — so do we."
Matt is not even shirtless in the movie (as he is here). So, we are stuck with Owen Wilson's bare butt and no laughs.
Can you believe I left this beach to go see You, Me and Dupree?
At least we got to listen to some excellent tunes.