The joke, of course, is that it's really Owen Wilson who's in control. He can't play the dazed rogue forever, but for now he's the happy master of that domain.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
There are several problems with the romantic comedy You, Me and Dupree, not least that there is no filmmaking to speak of.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
A dire cuckoo-in-the-nest comedy.
Philip French - Guardian [UK]
This is cringe-inducing humor at its most wooden.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Artistically, You, Me and Dupree is a mess. Technically, it's an abomination. Spiritually, it's a void. Commercially, it'll probably be a big hit.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
Wilson is the most intolerable of all. Watching him slack his way through this movie made me feel like Lou Dobbs. I didn't like Dupree. I wanted him deported.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
The movie goes from being another mildly depressing lump of unrealized comic potential to being an actively unpleasant experience.
Scott Foundas - Village Voice
Wilson, Dillon and Hudson are likable stars, and there are moments when their characters make a convincing circle of friends. But the Russo brothers don't have the maturity to blend the two prongs of the story they've written.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
You, Me And Dupree drains Owen Wilson's tank of charm down to the fumes.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
You, Me & Dupree is best when Wilson is on-screen, mucking around with exquisite deadbeat timing, baring his all -- or his almost -- as the situation demands.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
You, Me and Dupree features three first-rate actors in need of a first-rate movie.
Philip Wuntch - Dallas Morning News
When he's firing on all cylinders, Wilson plays the trickster catalyst, the knowing knave with charming lassitude. Now if only his accidental sage can find a fable worth his goofball wisdom.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
You, Me and Dupree has the feel of a film that could have gone in any number of directions, and perhaps at one time went in all of them.
Jim Emerson - Chicago Sun-Times
The end product feels less funny than formulaic. Not to mention profoundly disheartening.
Jessica Reaves - Chicago Tribune
Working with a shapeless script, directors Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) can't figure out what they're making.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
Amiable if ragtag.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
If Wilson's trademark grin is looking jaundiced by the finale, he has only himself to blame. With You, Me and Dupree, he has produced a movie as lazy and immature as its title character.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
You, Me and Dupree is lazy, obvious, never emotionally real and, most unfortunately, sporadically funny at best. It's a movie you've seen before and you've seen done better. Owen, it's time to grow up.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Although the movie offers a few chuckles here and there, it fails on almost every level.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
A middling third-wheel comedy elevated a couple of notches by the ineffably weird charms of Owen Wilson.
Justin Chang - Variety
Think of the uncompromisingly mediocre comedy You, Me and Dupree as a referendum on whether audiences are tiring of Owen Wilson's beatific stoner dude character as rapidly as I am.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
This is the worst movie Wilson has made since he graduated from being Jackie Chan's punch line.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Owen Wilson is perilously close to doing a Dupree on his own career, by wearing out his welcome.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Director brothers Anthony and Joe Russo manage to keep the pace moving for the first two-thirds, steering clear of overt touchy-feeliness or extreme gross-outs. Then they suddenly lose their grip, and Wilson's good 20 minutes is up.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
You, Me and Dupree seems to have been made by people who don't know the difference between a light comedy and an inconsequential one.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
You, Me and Dupree could just as easily be plotted on a flow-chart in the theater lobby, saving its audience a 10-spot and 108 minutes they'll never get back.
Dana Stevens - Slate
Were it not for the A-list cast, You, Me and Dupree is an effort one might expect to move directly to video store shelves, bypassing multiplexes altogether.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The comedy is obvious and flat while the drama is stale.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
After several false endings, this overlong comedy finally comes to a close. But for everyone involved, the honeymoon was over before it even began.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
The tone of You, Me and Dupree is smarmy in that institutional way that doesn't seem to know what the tongue is doing in the cheek, exactly, but keeps it there just in case.
Carina Chocano - Los Angeles Times
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
Not a single laugh here
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
The film is a mishmash of half-baked jokes, sitcom scenarios and Owen Wilson attempting to float by on his charm.
Devin Faraci - CHUD
Kit Bowen - Hollywood.com
This is one of the worst scripts in the history of major-studio motion pictures: inconsistent, undeveloped, predictable, poorly thought-out -- hopeless on every level.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
While Mr. Wilson is a likeable guy in small (re: supporting) doses, a whole movie's worth of his shtick can become tiresome.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
...Seth Rogen, so funny in "The 40-Year Old Virgin," gets laughs as a husband who doesn't realize he's henpecked.
Michael A. Smith - Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Owen Wilson just does what he does, and allows you to take it or leave it. You, Me and Dupree, then, suffers a slow start and trades too frequently in broad, garish strokes before rallying with some late atypical turns.
Brent Simon - Now Playing Magazine
Wilson goes from crashing weddings to crashing newlyweds in a comedy that's as tired as week-old wedding cake.
- Empire Magazine
Between us, let's just forget the movie.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
An oddly likeable film that grows on you if you're willing to stick with it.
Jim Chastain - Norman Transcript
There's the odd giggle, but nowhere near enough to keep things going.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
A bit dull, since Dillon's constrained playing the straight guy, Hudson has little to work with, and Douglas looks bored.
Trevor Johnston - Time Out
Enjoyable comedy with Owen Wilson on fine comic form, this is a lot better than its trailer suggests.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
It's not seamless, but Wilson fans can safely roll out the welcome mat.
Stella Papamichael - BBC
... As stale and formulaic as it gets.
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Despite the clashing comedic styles, a game cast ... finds a few nuggets of truth and warmth, and several full-tilt belly laughs.
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
YOU, ME AND DUPREE is another in a long line of mediocre films to be released in 2006.
Ted Murphy - Murphy's Movie Reviews
What About Bob this ain't.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome but a compilation reel of Wilson's scenes would make for fairly funny viewing.
Hap Erstein - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Although it ends well (or at least pretty good), the film can't seem to make spark in its bulk. During the first half, I laughed twice. That said, it wasn't because of Wilson.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
Wilson riffs hard and has his moments, but can't save a comedy with not enough laughs.
Garry Maddox - Sydney Morning Herald
I laughed, but it was at the expense of my pride.
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
The filmmakers can't get the balance right between comedy and cruelty.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Low IQs plague otherwise funny Wilson vehicle ...
Michael Clawson - West Valley View
This 'comedy' is so clumsily executed and wheezy it's a wonder anyone had the resolve to finish it.
Jonathan R. Perry - Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Remarkably forced--ironic, considering it's a starring vehicle for an actor whose most defining quality is his laid-back, unaffected demeanor.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Unfortunately, directors Anthony and Joe Russo sometimes push the jokes too hard, relying on tired physical comedy and easy visual jokes.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
A terribly mediocre film that squanders the talent of its stars on a story that could have been funny and even thoughtful.
Jonathan W. Hickman - Entertainment Insiders
Only good when Wilson's around . . . in the end, the hints of misogyny and the suggestions of middle-class hollowness just blow away in a puff of cheery goodwill.
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
With its smart script and an ultra-likeable cast, You Me and Dupree is funny and wacky with plenty of heart, shifting focus beyond expectations ... The best part is the way the relationships between the three central characters change.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Laugh-free, derivative, punishingly long 'comedy.'
Steve Schneider - Orlando Weekly
Unfortunately for You, Me and Dupree, it's easier to invest patience in people stumbling to find focus and purpose than films searching for the same things.
Mark Pfeiffer - Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Inflicting pain -- both on its characters and on hapless audience members -- seems to be the play of the day as far as this cesspool of a movie is concerned.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
I wouldn't want to spend five minutes with these people in a cab. Not an hour together for dinner. And sure as hell not two hours together in a movie theater.
Steven Snyder - Zertinet Movies
In terms of actual laughs, this is somewhere between a scorching STD and a sleepy corporate-gig Dennis Miller show.
Brian Orndorf - FilmJerk.com
When our screening started, there were 12 people and a dog in attendance. Before it was over our number had dwindled by nine, and the dog had fallen asleep.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
It is only because of Wilson's charm that this movie manages to entertain as much as it does, which is just barely enough.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
Like the main character, the movie is okay at first but eventually wears out its welcome.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
You, Me and Dupree doesn't risk failure, so it amounts to nothing.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Russo and Russo can't decide whether they're making a sentimental farce about male friendship or a raunchy comedy spiced up with porn. The latter wins out, though the audience is the loser.
Thomas Delapa - Boulder Weekly
Forget those awful previews. 'You, Me and Dupree' is a rather sweet little movie focusing on friendship, love, life goals, and being true to oneself.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Hectoring his wife for liking pretty boys sounds hollow coming from the guy who launched a thousand Tiger Beats in the late '70s and early '80s.
Pete Vonder Haar - Film Threat
In a year that already underwhelmed us with Failure to Launch, it's a lot to ask audiences to take in another raunchy comedy highlighting the slacker lifestyle. (If we want to watch a truly skilled underachiever, we'll watch Lebowski again)
Mike Ward - Richmond.com
You've seen this kind of situation before, but Owen Wilson gets the warhorse new life.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
we get a whole season's worth of sitcom in an less than two hours, whether or not this is a good thing is a quandary.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
The movie can't even decide who's doing what to whom by the end. Molly throws Carl out at one point and then he comes back to apologize for walking out. That's because they don't know how to end a movie unless someone is apologizing for something.
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
We've seen this all before, and quite frankly; it's starting to get a bit boring.
Sean McBride - Sean the Movie Guy
Every situation is completely contrived and almost wants to prove it to you.
Danny Minton - Beaumont Journal
Owen Wilson delivers, of course — but he delivers what he always does: a blue-eyed, fluffy-haired amiability that's pretty much irresistible, and the picture is as light and insubstantial as an empty éclair.
Kurt Loder - MTV
As Benjamin Franklin once observed, houseguests -- like fish -- begin to smell after three days. In [this] case, however, it takes less than two hours.
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wilson deserves better, too. He's too smart to make me believe he'd actually think this movie is funny.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Wilson tries far too hard. Dillon is miserable as the square butt of dumb gags. And just six years after Almost Famous, isn't Hudson still a tad young to play the solid, judgingly mature mommy-wife who talks of 'prioritizing responsibilities?'
David Elliott - San Diego Union-Tribune
brings together an exceptionally gifted cast and asks the actors to work wonders with mediocre material. Often they succeed, although not often enough to make the film a must-see...
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
In You, Me and Dupree, Owen Wilson plays a freeloading houseguest who wears out his welcome after one day. The film wears out its welcome considerably sooner than that.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Yet another comedy about a man-child who won't grow up, You, Me and Dupree has the faintly stale smell of food left overnight on the counter.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times
Owen Wilson single-handedly hauls this amiable, middle-of-the-road comedy out of sheer mediocrity.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Feels like an afterthought, a trial-and-error effort in the search for the ideal Owen Wilson solo vehicle.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
I haven't seen it in the movie ads yet, but Brian 'Kato' Kaelin (O.J. Simpson's infamous houseguest) is sure to proclaim You, Me and Dupree 'the best film of the year.'
Larry Ratliff - San Antonio Express-News
You, Me and Dupree mostly sputters.
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
When your straight man gets more laughs than you, it's time to modify your act.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Tells a story I recognized with characters I liked, and that earns higher marks than simply parading Owen Wilson around for 108 minutes.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
Owen Wilson seems (for a while) to be doing an Owen Wilson impression in You, Me and Dupree -- an odd, mild comedy about (are you ready?) a houseguest who won't leave.
M.E. Russell - Oregonian
Owen Wilson crashes a marriage.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
The story has a strong 'been there, done that' feel to it.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
If you like watching Owen Wilson play the same character he's played for most of his Hollywood career, and like to be able to predict every comic bit in a movie, You, Me and Dupree is your cup of tea -- or, maybe, your six-pack.
Sue Pierman - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gifted though [the directors] may be in smaller doses, they're a long way from mastering the art of feature-length comedy.
John Hartl - Newsweek
You, Me and Dupree offers moderate fun in a less-than-stellar summer season.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
This impossible place%u2014most desired object and least elucidated subject%u2014makes Molly typical of the women in white guy romcoms.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
It's fast-paced amusing fluff if you wanna, "Stay loose, stay liquid and laugh a lot."
Susan Granger - Modamag.com
If you've seen the trailer, you've seen only half the movie -- and all the jokes.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
It simply fades into Wilson's growing resume of watchable but unremarkable comedies.
Jon Niccum - Lawrence Journal-World
...a movie that fails for much the same reason the 2003 Ben Stiller/Drew Barrymore vehicle Duple" did.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Dave White - Movies.com
A braver, more female-empowering movie would have Molly come to her senses and realize that Dupree, hygiene and career problems aside, is twice the catch that Carl is.
Brett Buckalew - FilmStew.com
In the end, Dupree doesn't add up to much except a forum for Wilson's unique comic persona, which is more than enough for fans.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Even the name of the movie sounds like an NBC sitcom from the mid 1990s.
Rob Thomas - Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Dupree's presence is annoying and disruptive, but not remotely convincing as a legitimate catalyst for exposing anything insightful, amusing or charming about modern relationships.
Bridget Byrne - Boxoffice Magazine
Without core chemistry, the already flimsy plot is unbelievable. Without any sexual tension, the fate of the Hudson-Dillon marriage is irrelevant. Without any reason for Wilson to cut up and caper, why watch him do it?
Bruce Kirkland - Jam! Movies
Dupree's actions seem to be those of an extreme closet case, complete with an Audrey Hepburn fixation and a don't-ask/don't-tell obsession for his best friend.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Little more than a compendium of sight gags that amount to the odd burst of laughter, "You, Me and Dupree" would be unwatchable if not for its formidable cast.
Angela Baldassarre - Sympatico.ca
A video-store leftover, suitable only for viewers who have nothing better to do.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
You, Me and Dupree, a houseguest-from-hell tale, is an amiable comedy, but patched together from the plots of so many other movies, recent and otherwise, as to create a distracting sense of deja vu throughout.
Mary F. Pols - Contra Costa Times
You probably wouldn't want Dupree as a long-term houseguest but in small doses his 'ness' is kinda fun.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
Dupree sustains its groove for the most part, and in this summer of bloated spectaculars, it feels tight. It may be silly, but it's a pleasant enough diversion.
David Frese - Kansas City Star
Even with Wilson's considerable charms trying to give [Dupree] depth, you wouldn't ... want to spend two hours with him in a darkened movie theater.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
The laughs are low-key and although the characters are credible they seem to be missing a few dimensions, but the actors make this movie about an immature guy who moves into his newlywed pal's house a pleasant enough visit.
Bob Strauss - Los Angeles Daily News
Ultimately, the movie is redeemed by a string of well-earned laughs and its trio of bright and engaging leads.
Gary Goldstein - Reel.com
Watching [Wilson] mug wildly in another uneven film short on plot, the audience may start to wish he would go away for awhile and stop turning up in such repetitive comedies.
Lisa Rose - Newark Star-Ledger
It stages its jokes externally, such as smashing bikes, spilling on skateboards, and catching on fire -- all the better if accompanied by a hot soundtrack hit.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Third wheel's a charm when the person happens to be Owen Wilson, indulging us yet again with his lovable-slacker persona.
- E! Online
You, Me and Dupree may elicit some chuckles throughout, but the premise tires before the film runs its course.
Melissa Farrar - Premiere Magazine
(Owen Wilson) not only carries the movie, but also bears the project proudly on his shoulders while dancing the Fandango.
Uri Lessing - eFilmCritic.com
In summer multiplex fare, Owen Wilson does better than Cable Guy, but not much.
Ron Wilkinson - Monsters and Critics
You, Me and Dupree is exactly the kind of brainless, witless junk that Hollywood knows it can peel off the scrap heap at any time and make a quick trip to the bank on.
Bill Clark - FromTheBalcony
I don't mean to imply that this film is any good or that it contains an ounce of genuine insight. But as a template for the big-baby genre, it's invaluable.
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
Even die-hard Owen Wilson fans will find this feature-length sitcom slow going.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
Oh, sweet, sly celebration of slackerdom... I'm so glad we met.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
I used to like Owen Wilson, back before he took Will Ferrell's popular Hollywood class titled, 'Take every single script that's offered to you (every single one [I'm serious]).'
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Between you and me, Dupree is a dud.
Sean O'Connell - Filmcritic.com
the kind of comedy that proves if a film's premise sounds stupid, the movie will likely follow suit.
Jeffrey Lyles - Gazette (MD)
If you are Owen Wilson, and you can't get Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, or Jackie Chan to star in your movie, you get Matt Dillon. While he's 4th on the depth chart, at least, he's better than Rob Schneider.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
Funny that Owen Wilson should star in a film about a guy who wears out his welcome....
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Imagine a sequel to What About Bob Starring Joel Murray that runs an elongated 109 minutes and its too long by about 109 minutes.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
Owen Wilson is either an acquired taste or a comedic force who gathers more momentum and skill as he goes. In any case, he gets funnier and funnier with each film.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
Something, anything needs to be done soon to keep Wilson's stoner-savant persona from becoming as generic a product as dairy-case cookie dough.
Gene Seymour - Newsday
Sporadically enjoyable but instantly forgettable.
William Arnold - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A limp, uninspired dramedy that can never figure out what it wants to be about.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
A feel-good comedy about a slacker buddy who turns out to go way beyond his obligations as a best man.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
...a 'video movie' if I ever saw one!
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Kate Hudson looks great in a swimsuit and heels...is that enough to recommend theater viewing? Not really.
John Venable - Supercala.com
This is nothing more than dumb fun, with the scales strongly tipped towards dumb.
Matt Pais - Metromix.com
Remember the classic comedy The Odd Couple? This is sort of the same movie, only it's the odd triple and it isn't funny.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Dupree feels like the most opportunistic of Hollywood 'packages' -- a trio of appealing stars with proven track records in this sort of fare paired with a script that's been cobbled together out of odds and ends of other, better movies.
Scott Foundas - L.A. Weekly
Not that the film needed to head into darker territory, but sidestepping even half of the cliches of the final act may keep the film from feeling so uneven and disposable. But, as far as disposable entertainment goes, it gets the job done.
Brian Clark - Austin Chronicle
I can't imagine many beside Wilson pulling off a line about an Audrey Hepburn sex fantasy involving butter and having it come off as adoring and respectful.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
I don't know how long Owen Wilson can continue to coast on his dippy charm, but as long as his coasting elevates high-concept comedies such as You, Me and Dupree, it's fine by me.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
The film's three leads deliver competent yet thoroughly uninspired performances, with Wilson offering up the latest variation on his laid-back, cool-guy persona...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
You, Me and Dupree is pleasant, likable and warm, but it forgot to pack the funny.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Unless you don't have air conditioning, live above a Chinese restaurant, and are suffering from a 107-degree fever, I can't think of a single reason to sit through this mess.
Brian Juergens - Freeze Dried Movies
Can we all finally agree that Owen Wilson has jumped the shark?
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
Given the intellectual level of this film and its lack of humor, it is not surprising that the ending rewards bad behavior. If you're smart, it's an ending you will never see.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
Owen Wilson manages to make it sporadically pleasant, but not nearly enough to make up for the mediocrity of this overblown sitcom.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Vacillates wildly between the scattered pearls of comic classics and bone-tired comic convention.
Jeanne Aufmuth - Palo Alto Weekly
Not even Owen Wilson's potent slacker charm can save it from a fatal lack of any sort of momentum, much less energy, leaving it with the sort of stasis that sucks all the fun right out of the proceedings
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
What makes Owen Wilson a special exception is that his characters always work to make the world more child-like and whimsical, and the films brighten up as a result.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
It's really Dupree, Dupree and Way Too Much Dupree. Owen Wilson doesn't just star in the movie, he sucks the oxygen out of the room.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
The problem is not the stars. The problem is that the basic conceit of the movie was bent out of shape by the bigger issue of "Who is the star?"
David Poland - Hot Button
You, Me and Dupree is a situation comedy that subsists purely on vibe, namely Owen Wilson's ever-boyish vibe of an innocence that has overstayed its welcome long into adulthood.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
One trio you should avoid making a quartet by taking a seat in the audience.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Hudson and Dillon are straight arrows for Wilson's bespoke character. Fails to ignite comedy.
Victoria Alexander - Movie Reviews in Croatian
As the unwanted bum guest, Owen Wilson plays a variation of the role played by Monty Woolley in Man Who Came to Dinner and Nolte in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, but unlike them, he's just a disturbing presence and has no profound effect on his guests.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
The most clever aspect of You, Me and Dupree is its rhyming title...after that, it's one long, steep decline into suffering.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine