Third wheel's a charm when the person happens to be Owen Wilson, indulging us yet again with his lovable-slacker persona. In this totally likable comedy, Wilson's Dupree is the best friend of newlywed guys' guy Matt Dillon. Broke and homeless, Wilson crashes for a "couple of days," and naturally, Dillon's wife--the sparkling Kate Hudson--has mixed feelings about all this.
But there's no resisting Wilson's ragtag appeal, and he sets in motion an unusual shift in alliances in this odd threesome that you may not expect. Wilson punches up the flick with his witty bons mots, but Dupree is more of a sentimental chucklefest than a belly-laugh factory. Not that that's a bad thing--in a world of mediocre romantic comedies, sincerity trumps slapstick any day.